The 24 in 24 is a 501c3 charitable organization with a mission
TO GRANT WISHES FOR CHILDREN BATTLING LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES BY FACILITATING A PHYSICALLY DEMANDING 24 HOUR CHALLENGE.
Created in 2015 by northeast ohio local, Anna Dey, The 24 in 24 has since raised over $1.6 million for local children battling life-threatening illnesses. Anna has directed the annual event ever since, always in a volunteer capacity.
The event itself features Challengers attempting to run one mile, every hour, on the hour, for 24 consecutive hours. The growth of the event is notable, raising just $13,000 in its inaugural year, to $483,000 in its 8th year. Enrollment has grown from just 15 Challengers, to over 400 Challengers and 40 Corporate Partners. We are passionately committed to the continued growth of The 24 in 24.
The 24 in 24 is a public pass-through charity that disburses all funds to other 501c3 organizations that align with its mission.
Since 2016, all proceeds have been donated to non-profit organization, A SPECIAL WISH – NORTHEAST OHIO FOUNDATION. A Special Wish NEO is not only our event beneficiary, but they have also become our Partners in hosting The 24 in 24. We are proud to work alongside this award winning organization, that supports over 400 children from Northeast Ohio.
The 24 in 24 couldn’t happen without the dedication of our challengers, the support of our donors and sponsors, and the hearts of our Wish Kids who push us to be better. We run every step in memory of our past Wish Kids, Vivian, Dairian, and Luke.
On September 9th, 2023, The 24 in 24 will host our 9th Annual Event, and we hope you will be a part of it.
Register as a Challenger
Become a volunteer
Become a Sponsor
Donate to a team