Joining a charity partner for a major marathon can be intimidating if you have never run before. Some marathons only have entries not based on qualification with a lottery system and then after the race registrations close your only choice to enter is through an approved charity partner.

Nonprofits who want to fundraise for their missions with major marathons compete annually to be selected as a charity partner. Semper K9 is honored to be selected as an approved charity with the Marine Corps Marathon since 2017. Want to know why the Marine Corps Marathon is so important to us? Find out by reading our founder’s story here:

Want to learn more about joining Team Semper K9? Here is a quick video that will explain most of the process. The fist step is to register for your spot, which you can do here:


 If you have additional questions you can email our Marine Corps Marathon team at We hope to see you on race day! #TeamSemperK9