Charity Partners

The BMW Dallas Marathon Charity Program brings together various local charities in Dallas and national non-profit entities that partner with the BMW Dallas Marathon organization to raise funds in support of various causes. Charity Program partners play a vital role in supporting the success of the BMW Dallas Marathon and related events by providing both runners and volunteers.

Each charity must apply and be accepted by the BMW Dallas Marathon to become an official charity of the Dallas Marathon. For charity program registration, to apply or to receive more information, please email:

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and drive research to a cure. FTD refers to a group of brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain, which causes changes to one’s personality, language, behavior and/or movement. It is a progressive disease with onset occurring most often between ages 45 and 64, and thus impacts family and finances in a way that more common forms of dementia do not. Currently, there are no treatments and there is no cure. AFTD works every day to advance research, awareness, support, education, and advocacy.

Meat Fight

Meat Fight started in a backyard in Dallas, Texas, in 2010, as a barbecue competition that helped raise funds for Bike MS and the National MS Society. Since that time, Meat Fight, Inc. has raised over $2 million for the National MS Society, in addition to creating its own original endurance programs that help people living with MS tackle Bike MS, Dallas Marathon, Pike’s Peak Ascent, the 70.3 Half Ironman, and Meat Hike. Meat Fight provides the equipment and coaching, you provide the grit and determination to take on an epic endurance challenge. Meat Fight is here to make a tangible, immediate, visible difference in the lives of those living with MS. For more information about who we are and what we do, visit