Q: When is the next Nick’s Marathon?

A: Our next video game marathon kicks off at 8PM EST on November 10, 2023. We’ll be gaming for 48 consecutive hours, and everything will be live-streamed here at nicksmarathon.org!

Q: How the heck can playing video games raise money for charity?

A: It’s simple. See that “Donate” button on the top of this page? You click there to make a donation. As a reward for your donation, you get to watch several immature and sleep-deprived fools spend an entire weekend playing games, socializing and playing the way Nick always loved.

Q: What exactly *is* your cause?

A: For the past few years, Nick’s Marathon has raised a great deal of money for Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro (formerly known as the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island). We have outfitted their game room with new gaming systems, including several Nintendo Switches, an Xbox Series X, a PlayStation 5, as well as a wide variety of games and accessories. For more on Nick’s connection to this Ronald McDonald House, click here.

Q: What do people see during the Marathon?

A: You’ll see a live feed of a group of friends/nerds playing video games and having fun.

Q: What games do you play?

A: We tend to play multiplayer games, since there’s a bunch of us! Our favorites are co-op games, where we work together towards a common goal. In 2023, we’re planning to spend a lot of time playing Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Of course, we’ll also play other games, too. If there’s something you’d like to see us play, or a game you’d like to play with us, let us know!

Q. Have you guys done this before?

A: Yup! For some info and video from past marathons, click here.

Q: How much should I donate?

A: $1. $18.75. $300. Whatever you would like or can afford to give. That’s entirely up to you. Just keep in mind that every little bit helps, and you don’t have to be rich to make a difference.

Q: How do I donate?

A: Click here and make a tax-deductible donation securely and simply.

Q: OK, I’ve contributed to the cause, but I want to do more to help you guys.  What else can I do?

A: Help us spread the word of Nick’s Marathon!  Tell your family and friends about us! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter/X @nicksmarathon and on Instagram @nicksmarathon!

Q: Where did you get the idea for a video-game marathon that raises money for charity?

A: We aren’t the first to do this and we totally want to give credit to the original people who thought of this. That would be Loading, Ready, Run with their Desert Bus of Hope marathon in November 2007.

Q: Who is this Nick guy?

A: Click here for more about Nick.

Q: And who are you guys?

A: We are a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to improving the lives of seriously ill children and their families.  For more about who we are, click here.