Premier Charity Partner
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization founded in 2010, is forging America’s leading health and wellness community for military veterans, families, and their supporters. Team RWB has more than 220,000 members spread across more than 200 chapters and communities nationwide.
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical fitness and social activities. Team RWB is changing the way that transitioning veterans interact in their community by delivering local, consistent and inclusive opportunities for healthy engagement and increased mental and physical wellness. These shared activities support improved health by mitigating challenges resulting from a lack of connection and facilitating veterans into socially supportive communities to prevent isolation.
To learn more, visit TeamRWB.org or download the Team RWB App today.
Official Charity Partners
Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a world wide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 160,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in over 60 countries. To learn more, visit operationsmile.org.
Operation Smile is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. They want to rally 40 runners to raise money for patient care at the 2022 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. To learn more, click here.
LIVESTRONG and J&A Racing have joined together to raise more than $700,000 for the fight against cancer. Come join us and hit the ground running!
So many of us have been affected by cancer and have personally fought the good fight or watched loved ones battle this invasive disease. The LIVESTRONG Foundation is supporting people, in Hampton Roads and all over the United States, who have been affected by cancer. Through research, clinical trials, fertility assistance, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs, and LIVESTRONG in Schools, The LIVESTRONG Foundation is increasing survivorship and encouraging people to be their best and LIVE STRONG!
Join TEAM LIVESTRONG out on the course in March to celebrate life and Sham-Rock-On!
The River Ellis Foundation is a local nonprofit that helps families in the midst of unexpected tragedy in meaningful ways. With a typical response time of less than 24 hours, they help bridge the gap by providing short-term, immediate financial assistance for families until a longer-term solution can be put into place. From the family who lost everything in a fire to the baby given only months to live to the father of 5 who died unexpectedly; nobody can be prepared for tragedy, and nobody should have to do it alone. That’s why the mission of The River Ellis Foundation is to Give A Sunrise to those in the midst of their darkest hour. 100% of money raised stays in Hampton Roads, helping our local community shine a little brighter.
The River Ellis Foundation is excited to partner with J&A Racing for their annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend 2023. Make your miles count by joining the very first River’s Runners team!
To learn more, click here.