We need your help to continue changing the lives of at-risk youth…

Why We Need You:

Marathon High serves a diverse group of high school students,
including many disadvantaged inner-city youth. We are dedicated to promoting social change with teens throughout our community by helping them commit to a healthy lifestyle. This, in turn, will benefit students by:

— Lowering risks of developing depression and anxiety disorders.
— Decreasing risks of eating disorders, smoking, and alcohol use.
— Reducing risks of obesity, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
— Increasing school performance and relationships with peers, parents and teachers.
— Increasing levels of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-image.
— Increasing energy, motivation, optimism and achievements.

Keep Our Program Free for All Students. Adopt a Student Today.

We are getting ready for our fifth season and have served over 800 local teenagers so far. Our out-of-pocket cost per student is $110. Because the program is free for the schools and the students, we rely on the community for support.

As part of the program, each student will receive a team shirt, team hoodie, transportation to races, race entry, nutrition, and sneakers and gear for those in need. Some of these items are kindly donated, but there are many others that we must pay for. You can also donate towards our scholarship fund. Marathon High is an official 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

$25 — general donation (towards program or scholarship fund)

$50 — general donation (towards program or scholarship fund)

$110 — sponsors 1 student for the entire season

$220 — sponsors 2 students

$550 — sponsors 5 students

$1,100 — sponsors 10 students

To sponsor a teen, click the “Donate” button:

Or, you can mail a check made out to “Marathon High” to:
Marathon High
Attn: Deborah Dunham
2610 Countess of Egmont St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034




“Thank you Marathon High for all the help you have given me. I can’t thank you enough for making me a better person.” ~MH student


Students in it for the long run

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