MN Marathon for Nonpublic Education

The mission of the Minnesota Marathon for Nonpublic Education, Inc., in cooperation with the Minnesota Knights of Columbus, is to raise public awareness of nonpublic education by promoting fundraising initiatives.

The Marathon is a fun and effective way to raise funds for your school.

Since 1974, Marathon events have given students, school families, faculty members and friends an opportunity to show their school pride while generating important financial support for school programs. With fun events and service projects, the Marathon has served communities while supporting nonpublic education. In 1975, the State Council of the Knights of Columbus joined the effort. Since then, the Knights have provided financial support for Marathon events across the state.

Typically, students solicit donations for walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, community clean-up events, and service projects matching students with community needs.

The Minnesota Marathon for Nonpublic Education has been successful in raising nearly $106,000,000 (that’s million dollars!) for nonpublic schools. In 2018, registered schools reported raising over $2.3 million! The MARATHON raises state-wide awareness of the importance of nonpublic education in Minnesota.

Annual Reports from past years are available here for download and viewing:

2023 Marathon Annual Report

2021 Marathon Annual Report

2012 Marathon Annual Report

2011 Marathon Annual Report

2010 Marathon Annual Report

2009 Marathon Annual Report




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