The Rockin Chocolate Marathon is proud to partner with Run Strong Madison & Reach-A-Child. Every volunteer will log their hours and those hours will be paid to the charity they represent. When you are on the course or crossing the finish line, remember to thank your volunteers, without them, this event would not be possible.

Run Strong Madison works with local businesses to produce festivals, athletic events, galas and other community events. They promote the events and fill volunteer positions. The volunteers all come from other local non-profit organizations. Run Strong Madison pays these organizations an hourly wage for each hour their volunteers serve at these events.

Founded in 2007, REACH-A-Child™ has worked with First Responders statewide to make sure that they have the necessary tool to reach children-in-crisis — a book that is age appropriate* to redirect the child’s attention from the crisis at hand and allows them an emotional escape from their fears. Whether a child is in an accident, a victim of domestic disturbance, or going through a trauma, the power of a book and a positive interaction with a First Responder can go a long way towards “making things right” again! 

*Children, ages 2 to 12 years old, are served by this program.