50 Hour Marathon

50 Hour Marathon
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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.

The 35th annual 50 Hour Marathon is scheduled for April 2022 and will benefit Southside Community Center in Ithaca.
Click here to keep up to date about the 2022 Marathon.

October 2021, VIC Radio hosted a Virtual Benefit Concert to begin the countdown and support for the 2022 Marathon. 

Check out highlights from the concert featuring performances from local artist Samuel B. Lupowitz, Ithaca college student bands Vestments and Library of Egress, and Ithaca’s own X Ambassadors.

In April 2019 and October 2021, 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 2021 Marathon benefited the Ithaca Children’s Garden. Chris Masciarelli, Chloe Levy, Teagen Parker and Teddy Byrne stayed awake and on the air for 50 hours straight, accepted donations from listeners, and played some awesome music! $3,865 was raised for ICG. Click here for more info on 2021’s marathon.

 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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