The BMW Oslo Marathon collaborates with the charities Active against cancer, Right to play and the Organ Donation Foundation. By registering for the BMW Oslo Marathon, you have the opportunity to support these organizations, by donating an amount. Active against Cancer, Right to play and the Organ Donation Foundation are dependent on donations to be able to continue their charitable work. 

You can also sign up via one of these organisations and run for them during the event. Read more about this in the information below.

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Buy a starting place for the Oslo Marathon through Right To Play and the start fee goes in full to their work to protect, educate and strengthen the most vulnerable children.

Right To Play is an international organization that uses play as a tool to protect, educate and empower children in developing countries. Play is vital for children's well-being, health and development. In crisis and conflict, play gives room to process experiences and normalize everyday life. Play is also important for learning, which results in more children going to school. When children participate in play, they gain better self-confidence and a strengthened ability to exercise their rights.

Right To Play is present in 15 countries and every year 2.3 million children get play included in their daily lives.

Run for Aktiv mot kreft during Oslo Marathon 2023!
Aktiv mot kreft is a charitable partner of BMW Oslo Marathon. You can either contribute to our work by donating to Aktiv mot kreft in the registration solution, or sign up for Aktiv mot kreft's team at the Oslo Marathon HERE.

Active Against Cancer greatly appreciates Oslo Marathon supporting our work through our role as a charity partner!


Active against cancer is a private foundation established by Grete Waitz and Helle Aanesen in 2007. The foundation's goal is to bring in physical activity as part of cancer treatment. To achieve this, the foundation establishes Respite Rooms, fitness and activity centers for cancer patients in Norwegian hospitals. We do this because research shows that physical activity can be positive for the vast majority of cancer patients - both during and after treatment. Physical activity can help reduce unwanted side effects and provide increased endurance, strength and profit. But most importantly; it helps to build a sense of mastery and increase the quality of life. At Pusterommet, cancer patients receive expert guidance from professionals in a social and pleasant environment in a safe environment, which is important for people affected by cancer. Active towards cancer goals is that all cancer hospitals in Norway that want to get a respite. 16 Respite Rooms have now been established around Norway.

The foundation also supports research on the effects of physical activity and cancer in Norway and the USA, and trains ACTIVE instructors in collaboration with the Norwegian Sports Academy and Oslo University Hospital.

Read more about the foundation's work on and feel free to follow us on social media @aktivmotkreft.

Active against cancer was founded by Grete Waitz and Helle Aanesen in November 2007. Active against cancer income largely comes from the business community and projects related to physical activity. We offer both private individuals and employees in companies the opportunity to participate in popular sports events, where the entire starting contingent goes to Active against cancer. In other words, physical activity for healthy people helps to improve the quality of life of people with cancer.

Together with Norwegian business and active Norwegians, we want to make a difference.


Do you want to run so that more children and young people can experience the same joy of sport that you may have taken for granted growing up? Then we would like you to run together with the Zuccarello Foundation.

The Zuccarello Foundation aims to reduce exclusion among children and young people in Norway by helping to increase participation in organized and self-organized sports and physical activity. Our main activity is to provide financial support to clubs, teams and parents through club grants and personal scholarships.


Grassroots sport is the most important arena for inclusion in Norway outside of school, but it is not a given that everyone can participate. There is a lot of shame in Norway about not being able to afford what everyone is supposed to be able to afford, especially when it affects one's own children. In addition to financial barriers, we see that there are often social or cultural reasons that create various barriers for children to participate. The Zuccarello Foundation is working to break down these barriers - so that all children can participate regularly in sports and physical activity.

It was in 2016 that one of Norway's greatest athletes took the initiative to set up a foundation that works to ensure that no children and young people are left on the sidelines. As Mats would say: "The fact that we have children and young people in Norway who don't get to experience the same joy that sport has given me over the years - because of barriers that mostly come down to finances - is something we can't do anything about. Very few people will go on to play their sport professionally, but the experiences and experiences you get - mastery, enjoyment of sport and being part of a team or a community - are invaluable experiences that contribute to life mastery.

So why do we pay training fees, licenses, deductibles and equipment all over the country? Not so that Lise or Abdi can become the best in football or table tennis, but so that they can feel a sense of belonging!


The Zuccarello Foundation is a new partner for the Oslo Marathon in 2024. We will update the text here with a registration link as soon as start numbers and packages are available in our online store.




Age: 45

Residence: Bærum

Distance during the BMW Oslo Marathon 2020:
I run half, and of course aim to have the widest smile all the way.

Previous participation in the Oslo Marathon:
«10 for Grete» 2013, Half Marathon 2014 and 2015, 2017 and 2018 and marathon in 2019.

Three words that describe me:
Outgoing, Smiling, Energetic

Instagram: @muddylicious