The Santa Rosa Marathon is proud to partner with the following amazing organizations. In addition to running for a particular cause or volunteering, you are able to donate directly to each charity during the registration process. We hope you will join us in supporting these worthy cause.
Open Table is a community outreach project started in 2008 by Rio Lindo Adventist Academy. Since it began, the staff and students of the school have held 13 Open Table events.
Three times a year, students, staff and community members work together to reach out to people living in Santa Rosa, CA. The target audience is Santa Rosa's homeless population but, as the Open Table slogan states, "At the Open Table Everyone is Welcome", so these events are open to the public. Each event provides a number of different services to those present. The event starts with music from different student groups and a message from one or more student speakers. Everyone is invited to a warm meal provided and served by Rio students and staff. In addition, clothing and toiletries items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, razors and other personal care products are available to those in need. A full service bicycle repair shop is set up to help guests tune up or repair their bikes. Students continue to serve guests by offering coffee, prayer, conversations and a smile. At the end of the event there is a drawing for gift cards to local grocery stores or for much needed items like sleeping bags, backpacks and bicycle locks.
Julia Stamps Mallon will be offering coaching for the Santa Rosa Marathon, ½ marathon and 5k. Part of the proceeds will go to PDI Surgery Center. Please see link below to learn more about PDI. Julia has over a lifetime experience running competitive since the age of 10. Whatever the goal is Julia can offer coaching tips and advice all the up to race day.
PDI Surgery Center is a non-profit community based organization and dental surgery center that treats children with severe tooth decay under general anesthesia. PDI hope to eliminate the pain, suffering and distractions that living with Early Childhood Caries (cavities) causes. By continuing to collaborate with clinics, school-based programs and other non-profits, PDI Surgery Center will remain a vital resource for children in urgent need of dental surgery in and beyond the North Bay. PDI is a licensed and accredited ambulatory surgery center.