The BC Interior Chapter of the The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is the designated charity for the SunRype Okanagan Marathon. Since 1987 Sunshine has been fulfilling custom-made dreams for Canadian kids living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. A national charitiable organization, Sunshine provides qunique experiences for supporters, volunteers and Sunshine families alike. Their vision is that every Sunshine child shall live their Dream.


Your donations are greatly appreciated. You may choose to fundraise for Sunshine or add a donation to your registration fee. To make a direct donation to The Sunshine Foundation please click here.

 Every dream begins with the dreamer!




Autism Okanagan (A Ok) is a charitable society committed to supporting individuals and families living with autism in the Okanagan. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals by providing resources, education, training, programs and acitivities in an autism-friendly environment.


United Way Southern Interior BC serves communities across the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap and Similkameen. Formed by the merger of United Way CSO and United Way NOCS, United Way SIBC builds on over 65 years of community investment. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way invests time and resources in three focus areas that support all that kids can be, move people from poverty to possibility and build healthy, strong communities. For more information, visit or call 1-855-232-1321.


To visit our fundraising page and make a secure donation to one of the charities above please click here.


You may donate directly to the Sunshine Foundation Dreams for Kids,  Autism Okanagan or United Way Southern Interior BC. Simply go to the link above and you will be forwarded to the SunRype Okanagan Marathon fundraising page. 


Volunteer-In-Kind Program


The Volunteer In-Kind Program has been successful in raising awareness of local non-profit organizations and increasing pledge donations from race participants. Local non-profit groups provide enthusiastic volunteers for the Okanagan Marathon and in exchange they have a unique opportunity to raise funds and promote their group in the community. Learn more here.