From the beginning, we wanted our ultra marathon stage races to have as broad an impact as possible. We have witnessed our many alumni use our races as a platform for them to raise funding for causes which mean a lot to them. This is very powerful and inspiring. Over the years, we have chosen charities which have a connection with us. In addition to doing our part to help those less fortunate than ourselves, we would like our charitable giving to inspire others to do the same. We therefore strongly encourage those of you who do not have a commitment to a charity of their own, to join us in our choice of charities, so that we together can have a more meaningful impact on their work.
We currently support two charities which are both located in Kane County, Utah the home of G2G.
Best Friends has kindly permitted the G2G course to pass through their land since 2012. The annual G2G Awards Party takes place in a unique canyon setting within the Best Friends sanctuary. Visitors can join daily free tours of the sanctuary and see the animals up close.
Kane County Children's Justice Center is a more recent charity set up in Kanab to support local children in need.
The mission statements of both charities are:
Best Friends Animal Society
Our Mission: To end the killing in America's animal shelters and create a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.
Kane County Children's Justice Center
Our Mission: The Children's Justice Center is a homelike facility, which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child. The Center is designed to help children feel safe and comfortable so that they may begin to deal with the difficult and often frightening issues that surround abuse.