Become an HRC Athlete for Equality

Become an HRC Athlete for Equality!

Run, Walk, Bike, Swim (or anything else!) and Help Support Equality

Are you a runner, walker, swimmer, triathlete, or just looking to support Equality through your personal fitness goals? If any of these describe you, we encourage you to become part of HRC's Athlete for Equality program.

Help raise money for HRC’s work advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality by turning your next event into a fundraiser for HRC. Ask your friends, family and coworkers to donate to your personal fundraising page and 100% of what you raise benefits HRC’s critical work.

As part of our Athletes for Equality Program, HRC also organizes a team for the TCS New York City Marathon each year. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Marathon has been cancelled. If you’re interested in joining our team for 2021, please check back in early 2021 for the application, or email RaShawn Hawkins at

How This Works

With our easy-to-use partner, GoFundMe Charity, creating a fundraising campaign couldn’t be any easier!

1. Pick an event to anchor your campaign around

You can be part of this program regardless of what competition you choose! Running your first 5k? Challenging yourself to a marathon? Hiking a mountain or paddling down a river? Want to set up a yoga or pilates fundraising event? Whatever your interest is, you can use it as an opportunity to raise money to advance LGBTQ equality.

2. Create a Fundraising Page & Set a Goal

Our easy-to-use page builder takes less than 10 minutes to set up! Just follow the intuitive steps to set up your own fundraising page. Tell everyone your story. Upload some pictures. Let your supporters know who you are, what you're tackling and, most of all, why you support HRC and LGBTQ equality. Feel free to have fun with this!

Set a fundraising goal to guide your outreach and encourage your friends and family to support your efforts.

3. Spread the Word!

Once your page is created, you are officially an Athlete for Equality! All that’s left is to recruit your supporters. These are your family, co-workers, neighbors and friends who will donate to help you reach your goal. Your page has built-in tools to help with your outreach via social media, emails, and personal letters.

Your supporters can make a donation to your page with just a few clicks of the mouse. In addition to contributing toward your goal, these donations will also make them supporting members of HRC.

Get Started Today!

Thank you in advance for participating in this program and supporting the Human Rights Campaign. We can't win equality without you.