50 Hour Marathon

Due to the public health issues created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Ithaca College’s courses are being taught remotely through the end of the spring semester. VIC’s specialty shows and regularly scheduled programming will resume when classes restart in Fall 2020For updates on Ithaca College’s COVID-19 response, click here

In addition, VIC Radio’s 50 Hour Marathon scheduled for April 17th – 19th, 2020 has been canceled.
The annual event will return in April 2021, benefiting Ithaca Children’s Garden. 

50 Hour Marathon
4 DJs, 1 Non-Profit, 0 Sleep

Each spring, VIC Radio hosts the 50 Hour Marathon, a weekend-long fundraising effort that benefits a local non-profit organization. The annual event was first held in 1986.

Click here for additional details about the 2021 Marathon.

In April 2019, the annual event was recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a “Serving New York” award, honoring the station’s commitment to the Ithaca community.

 The 2019 Marathon benefited the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service of Tompkins County. Katie Siple, Will Carlson, Alys Derby & Finn McMillan battled the urge to sleep, accepted donations and played some great tunes. $3,619.73 was raised for SPCS.

The 2018 Marathon benefitted Cinemapolis, Ithaca’s non-profit, independent movie theater.

In 2017, $2,334.00 was raised for Friendship Donations Network.



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