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Schoolhouses Funded by the Marathons

We raise money for Free the Children a lot for our Marathons. There's a good reason for that (and it's not because we're too lazy to change charities between events). These guys get results. They can do a whole lot of good with the donations. $8,500 is enough to fund the construction of a schoolhouse-- a permanent instution that will continue to promote self-sufficiency and social equity long after the donations are made. To date, we've built six of them in total. Thanks for all of your continued support!

Until now, the only pictures we've posted online of these schoolhouses have been photos of other schools in the community. While we could take pride in knowing our schools would look something like that, we never actually had photos of our actual schoolhouses.

Here's a brief rundown of each Marathon and where each school was built. Click on the Marathon name to see a gallery of photos of our schoolhouses!

The Legend of Zelda Marathon

(December, 2009 to January, 2010)


64 Hours of the N64 Marathon

(March 2010)


Pokemon Marathon 2

(July 2010)

Sierra Leone

Mario Retrospective Marathon

(December, 2010 to January 2011)



A couple of the schools aren't pictured (yet), including...

  • Mop-Up Marathon, (July, 2011). Schoolhouse built in Sri Lanka. (Note: We have no photos of this one yet as Free the Children volunteers weren't available at the time).
  • The Legend of Zelda Marathon 2, (June, 2012). Schoolhouse built in Nicaragua. (Note: We have no photos of this either as it wasn't yet built when I requested pictures. Soon!)