Congratulations! We could not be happier that you are considering being a Champion for Dance Marathon! RUDM is one of the largest events at Rutgers and by joining, you are a part of an amazing event that supports a wonderful cause.

What do you do as a Champion?

By committing yourself as a Champion, you agree to “stand” together with fellow Champions to honor the Embrace Kids Foundation through these unusual times. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the Spring semester, our commitment to why we dance and raise money for the kids (FTK) remains steadfast and true. Dance Marathon is a proud university-wide tradition with the never-wavering dedication to the patient families we serve.

Normally, Champions would literally stand together with other Champions for one of two 12 hour sessions to honor the children of Embrace Kids Foundation. RUDM is held at the Rutgers Athletic Center, where events, games, food and fun are provided throughout the event. You would also have a chance to meet the kids and their families during Family Hour, where you would realize why sacrificing your weekend is worth it.

What does the money raised by Champion support?

All money raised for Dance Marathon benefits Embrace Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the non-medical needs of kids with cancer and sickle cell, as well as their families.

How and why should I sign up to champion?

Champions are imperative to the Marathon, and without the time and effort from our champions, Dance Marathon could not exist. Register beginning in the fall semester!

Who can participate as a Champion?

All members of the Rutgers community can participate as Champions, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumni.

There are two ways to participate: Champion or Alumni Champion.

Champions and Alumni Champions raise $350 to participate in a wonderful end-of-year event, no matter what that may be dependent on circumstances and restrictions provided by Rutgers.

When is the deadline to register?

The last day to register to be a Champion is March 1, 2022. Fundraising minimums are due by March 7, 2022.

Any questions about championing can be sent to info@marathon.rutgers.edu.