Mindcrack Marathon

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The Mindcrack Marathon is an annual livestream event held by Mindcrack to raise money for a particular charity.

  • The first marathon was a 48 hour event held on 18-20 October 2013 to raise money for Child's Play. It was divided into 3 hour segments in which a number of Mindcrackers streamed various games. In total the event raised $118,097.69 for charity, exceeding the goal of approximately $53,000.
  • The second marathon was a 24 hour event held on 13-14 September 2014 to raise money for Extra Life. It generally featured group-oriented games and included the first ever live UHC. In total the event raised $113,465 for charity, exceeding the goal of $100,000.
  • The third marathon was a 48 hour event held on 6-8 November 2015 in San Francisco, again for Extra Life. Along with various games, a number of real-world events were included. In total the event raised $208,612.53 for charity, exceeding the goal of $200,000.
  • The fourth marathon was held on 21-23 October 2016, and was similar to the previous year. In total the event raised approximately $165,000 for charity including money raised during a charity UHC in spring, not meeting the goal of $200,000.
  • The fifth marathon was held on 13-15 October 2017, and also followed the now well-established format. In total the event raised $262,829 for charity including money raised during a charity UHC in spring, far exceeding the goal of $200,000.

Mindcrack's monthly 24 hour livestreams in 2016 were also sometimes referred to as "Mindcrack Marathons".