Deep Run Marathon Dance raises $174,688 for charities


While the students who participated in the 11th annual Deep Run Marathon Dance are still recovering today, some Virginia nonprofits are being energized by an infusion of funds.

The 27-hour Deep Run High School event raised $174,688 for the organizations, bringing its 11-year fundraising total to more than $1.9 million. The Deep Run Marathon Dance ranks second nationally in fundraising for such events.

The 367 participating students checked in on Friday night, March 17 and left 27 hours later.

Proceeds from the Deep Run Marathon Dance go to different community organizations each year. This year, funds will go to 12 Virginia nonprofits:

  • Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia
  • Church Hill Activities and Tutoring
  • Full Circle Grief Center
  • Gracie’s Guardians (Richmond Animal League)
  • Hope for Families
  • Keep Virginia Beautiful
  • Making of Miracle Stories Animal Rescue of Virginia (MOMSVa)
  • OAR of Richmond
  • Piedmont Search and Rescue
  • The Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation
  • The Sophie House
  • Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

More information about the event is available at

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