Make every step count. Fundraise for your favorite cause.

Rock ‘n’ roll has always been a way to express your self and connect with others. To say, “This is who I am. This is who we are.” To rage against the things that you know in your heart need to change. To begin a movement.

Since 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll runners have raised over $310 million for hundreds Charity Partners. When we visit Chicago, we strive to leave behind lasting change by giving our participants the chance to make a real difference by raising money for local and national causes they care about.

Your cause is the Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

We’ve teamed up with everydayhero so all our runners can make every step count and fundraise for their favorite charity.   It’s simple. When you register, pick the charity you’d like to fundraise for, create your page and set a goal. Then do your thing.

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This year, we’ve set a big goal: One Year. 17 cities. 450,000 runners. $10 million raised.

This is your call to greatness. Turn your Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon into a fundraiser for the charity of your choice. Because if you run that’s great. If you run ‘n’ raise, you ROCK!

Are you a charity interested in getting involved in a bigger way?

Learn more about EveryDay Hero or Submit a Charity Partner Application

Team V

The Rock ‘n’ Roll series will host its third race in Raleigh on Sunday, April 10, thrilling runners of both the half and full marathons with miles of entertainment, while again benefiting The V Foundation. The race will take runners through the heart of downtown, on rolling hills, past beloved universities and historic sites.

Team V participants will experience the race in true style, with exclusive benefits available only to our team. Among the perks: free race entry, personalized coaching, running apparel, a pre-race pasta party and a private pre- and post-race catered hospitality tent.

The V Foundation was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, coach of the 1983 NCAA Championship N.C. State Wolfpack basketball team. On a mission to end cancer, The V Foundation has awarded more than $130 million in cancer research grants nationwide. And 100% of each direct donation goes to fund research.

“Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!” ®

Join the Team!