Raising money for charity is an excellent way to have a more meaningful experience when you Run the Hamptons, whether that’s for the Bridgehampton Half in May or the Hamptons Marathon & Half in September. Central to our mission when we started these races was our desire to give back to the East End Community. We have donated over $800,000 to our Official Charity Partners– Stonybrook Southampton Hospital, Southampton Educational Foundation, Southampton Youth Services and the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps the Bridgehampton School, and the Bridgehampton Museum.
In addition to our Official Charity Partners, we welcome Charity Teams using our events to fundraise for their favorite not-for-profits. Each year we have between 3 and 10 teams who amplify their fundraising potential through our endurance races. We set aside a significant portion of our race bibs for these teams and provide VIP access from race prep through race day.
Charity Partners 2023:
Strongpoint Theinert Ranch
Strongpoint Theinert Ranch (STR) is a place where active and veteran military members come together to strengthen themselves both physically and mentally, transition through life’s challenges, and reconnect with friends, family, and most importantly themselves, as they bond over shared experiences and participate in a wide range of activities amongst the natural beauty of the scenic mountains and open prairies of New Mexico. Headquartered in Shelter Island, NY, The Ranch was created in honor of the sacrifice of 1LT Joseph J Theinert. Family and friends of 1LT Theinert provide the volunteer backbone of our organization which serves veterans from all over the country. STR has partnered with the 106th Rescue Squadron from Gabreski Air Force Base in Westhampton Beach, NY to assist members after the Jolly 5-1 Crash in March 2018 and with ongoing issues related to their service.
Ellen Hermanson Foundation
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has changed the medical landscape of the East End of Long Island, where breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates are among the highest in New York State. With a deep commitment to the community, the Foundation gives back by funding state-of-the-art medical equipment and breast cancer screenings at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and locations in East Hampton and Hampton Bays.
For guaranteed race entry and to make your miles count, consider becoming one of our Official Charity Teams when you Run the Hamptons! For more information on becoming a charity partner or a charity team, contact [email protected]