We are committed to making a difference in our community. This is what the Golden State Half Series is all about. We are excited to announce our brand new “Race With A Purpose” program, to help non-profit organizations of all sizes and backgrounds, raise critical funds to support their cause.

“Race With A Purpose” enables runners to link their sport with causes, sometimes quite personal, such as illness, injuries, the loss of a family member or more. We pride ourselves in the incredible support of the community and all of the runners’ stories who make up the Golden State Half Series. Now it’s time to give back.

Program details

The Golden State Half Series has created “Race With A Purpose”, the official charity program, to provide selected charities a platform to recruit endurance athletes to fundraise for your cause. We are committed to providing all official charities tools of success to maximize fundraising from participants.

In an effort to customize the program for charities of all sizes, we offer various levels for charities to find what works best for them.

Questions? Contact our Program Manager at

Who's Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Official Golden State Half Series Charity Program, charities must:

– Be an official 501c3

– Apply or turn in interest form prior to specific purchase time. Timeline varies per race of interest.

– Turn in completed an accurate agreement and payment within 60 days of race of interest.

Official Charities

American Cancer Society – DetermiNation Endurance Series

American Cancer Society


The DetermiNation Endurance Series is the signature program for all American Cancer Society endurance events. Whether you run, bike, walk, or climb we have the right fit for you. Our running events are the backbone of our program. They will help you do the unthinkable, achieve what seems impossible, and change the course of cancer together. With unparalleled community support and inspiration every step of the way you will finish strong, for yourself and for those facing cancer.

Every mile you run will help us save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.


To reserve your spot for this event, register as a DetermiNation Endurance runner through this link. Then, you’ll set up your fundraising page here.

The DetermiNation Endurance Series is the signature program for all American Cancer Society endurance events.


Paul Purdy: Strategic Director, Endurance Events

Call or Text: 412-223-7633

As a DetermiNation athlete, you will receive a race entry and enjoy these exclusive benefits*:

  • Exclusive DetermiNation apparel
  • Personal fundraising website
  • Support in choosing a training plan that is right for you
  • Race weekend amenities such as private gear check, team dinner, and post-event celebration
  • Social and fun environment
  • Opportunity to participate in honor or in memory of loved ones touched by cancer



Official Charities
Learn More About Yamba Malawi

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Contact Information: PoLin So (

Official Charities
About Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. Sign up today! 

Contact info:

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