Mario Marathon 7 is Live!

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It’s my favorite time of the year once again. No, not the holiday season. The 7th annual Mario Marathon, supporting Child’s Play, began today!

What is Mario Marathon?

Mario Marathon is a live-streamed, unofficial, fan fundraiser that directly supports Child’s Play Charity. The Mario Marathon is run by a group of guys and gals, who marathon main Mario titles including:

  • Super Mario Bros. 1-3
  • The Lost Levels
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Mario Galaxy 1 + 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Super Mario 3D Land

The event is structured to unlock more levels with higher donation amounts, granting more play-time with more money donated. The Mario Marathon has been known to last as long as 100+ hours and has collectively raised over $1 million throughout its existence.

What is Child’s Play?

Child’s Play, originally created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade, is a charity that donates games, books and toys to children that are hospitalized long-term. You can find more information about Child’s Play here.

You can tune into, donate and get more information about Mario Marathon on their home site.

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