Posted on July 31 2021 by Mike Midwood
Update: The 10th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon has come to an end! And after seven days and over 35 Zelda titles played, the event ended up raising a record setting total of $14,751 USD for Game to Grow! Thank you so much to everyone who tuned in to the marathon this week and to everyone who donated.
Original: It’s the dawn of the final day for the 10th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon (ZDMX), a milestone for the event and another resounding success. Over the past week, the participants have streamed their way through the entire Zelda franchise and beyond. The marathon has generated over $12,000 USD in generous donations from viewers, the most in the marathon’s history, with all proceeds going to Game to Grow, a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of games for therapeutic, educational, and community growth. Game to Grow provides a safe, supportive space for those struggling with challenges associated with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), social anxiety, or depression.
ZDMX will be going strong through the remainder of the day, and it’s not too late to come watch and donate! After a scheduled mailbag opening segment, the marathon will conclude with an exciting six-way race through The Wind Waker HD. Various donation incentives are still available, including the opportunity to suggest / contribute to file names to be displayed during this final game. Once the race starts, the top file names (those with the highest donation totals) will be the six file names for the racers. Additionally, there is a running ranking of every Zelda game (and a few spin-offs) that can be adjusted with further donations. Those who donate $20 or more can move any game of their choosing up or down one spot in the rankings.
You can donate to the tenth annual Zelda Dungeon marathon right here. Whether you’re able to donate or not, you can still come watch the event come to a close on a fan favorite in the series right here.
Thank you to all the generous viewers for your contributions! You’ve made this the most successful Zelda Dungeon Marathon ever! Have you been watching the Zelda Dungeon Marathon? What games have you been able to catch? Let us know in the comments below!