The Hearts and Smiles Foundation has once again been selected as a Official Charity for the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon. The races are being held on November 19 and 20, 2011. “Run with a Purpose” by joining Team Hearts and Smiles.

  • We have filled ALL spots on our team for the 2011 race!

  • Our team is limited to 50 runners – no additional spots will become available.

  • The 2011 fundraising commitment to join Team Hearts and Smiles is $300.

  • Runners can participate in the 8K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon. See the Philadelphia Marathon website ( for full race details.

  • Online fundraising support is available. Create your own fundraising page to send emails to all your friends and family to ask for their support.

  • Register online at our Team Page to hold your spot on our team.

  • Team registration requires a donation of at least $5. NOTE: The credit card used for Team Hearts and Smiles registration will be charged an additional amount if the fundraising requirement is not met by the fundraising deadline (see next point).

  • Any runner who has not met the fundraising requirement by the deadline will be charged an additional personal donation for the difference between the amount raised and the $300 commitment. For example, if Runner A raises $235 online, his credit card will be charged $65 on the fundraising deadline ($300 commitment - $235 raised = $65 additional personal donation).

  • Currently, the fundraising deadline is November 1, 2011. This is subject to change with notice based on Philadelphia Marathon registration closure.

  • Once the fundraising requirement has been met, each runner will receive an email with instructions and an individual registration code, which is used to register the runner on the Philadelphia Marathon official website. This special code will work even when official registration has been closed to the public.

  • Visit our Team Page ( to register and begin your fundraising.

  • For questions about our running team and this year’s race, please email


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