The Baltimore Running Festival is excited to have a number of charity groups in the event. All groups offer great training programs and the opportunity to raise money for worthwhile causes.

For more information on having your organization join the Run for a Cause program, please contact [email protected] or download the 2023 Charity Agreement

AIMS India Foundation

AIMS India Foundation is a non-profit organization, tax exempted under section 501(c)(3), which seeks to bring out social and economic change, locally and in rural India.

We work towards strengthening and empowering rural communities by facilitating access to quality education, providing better infrastructure in schools and empowering the underprivileged by providing interest free loans to individuals. We also work in restoring water bodies to help farmers in water starved regions.

We train runners for the half or full marathons and raise funds through this program.

For more details, visit or email [email protected].

Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA)

Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) is a non-profit organization that brings people together to experience the joy, excitement, and thrill of competition. ASA offers innovative athletic training, supportive mentor relationships, and high quality endurance events for athletes living with disabilities. ASA uses athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development—improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem and empowering challenged youth to meet their highest potential. We inspire all people to give of themselves and live more active lifestyles, pursuing a high quality of life and achievement.   Our  WINGMAN Program is specifically designed to empower ASA athletes living with little to no mobility, but whose hearts hold the desire to race in mainstream running events, the opportunity to compete. Each of these ASA athletes is supported by his or her own unique WingMan Team.  We look to volunteers to raise money and awareness for Athletes Serving Athletes serving as a WingMan or a member of the ASA Road Crew which does not physically “push” an athlete.  For more information please visit our website here or contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

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Chase Brexton

What is Chase Brexton Health Care?

At Chase Brexton Health Care, we believe everyone deserves great health care… because everyone’s health matters.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical center, we provide a range of clinical services from primary medical care and behavioral health services to dental and pharmacy, among others, and welcome more than 45,000 patients annually in our five main centers located in Baltimore, Security Square, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Easton. And, though we continue to grow in size, our patient-centered approach remains; we work diligently to provide personalized care to each of our patients.


We’re fundraising to make a difference!

This fall, Chase Brexton Health Care will lace up to support our patients by joining the iconic Baltimore Running Festival as an official Charity on Saturday, October 19.   The “Hope Lives Here” Fund is used to reduce barriers to care for our patients: helping with nutrition assistance, eviction prevention, utility preservation, dental care, specialist referral expenses, among other critical resources to ensure patients can live their healthiest lives. 


You too can be a Leapin’ Llamacorn!

Join us and help a Chase Brexton patient in need, at a critical moment in their life.  Check out our groovy Bmore Runs Website to register, become a volunteer, or to donate.  For more information, contact Alexa Milanytch at [email protected].

Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School (FSK) is a Pre-K thru 8th-grade school located in the Baltimore neighborhood of Locust Point. Our School’s mission is “to build inspired, engaged, and well-rounded students who are prepared for competitive high schools and colleges, meaningful careers, and deeply understand the world around them.” Our School aims to deliver on this mission by providing outstanding programming and having committed teachers, staff, students, families, and partners.
The money raised from the Baltimore Running Festival supports the educational experience for our students at FSK. With the chronic underfunding of Baltimore Schools over the past decade, we need to do all we can to help raise money to enhance the educational experience for our students. All money will directly benefit school initiatives in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), extracurricular activities for our students, and other school enhancements. To learn more, please visit:
Helping Up Mission

Helping Up Mission is one of Baltimore’s oldest & largest non-profit 501(c)3 institutions, dedicated to serving the poor and homeless since 1885. HUM is privately funded by thousands of individuals, churches, community organizations, corporations and foundations that make over 40,000 contributions annually to support a $8,000,000+ annual budget.

Our Mission Statement: Helping Up Mission provides hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Team HUM is a team of Helping Up Mission board members, staff, graduates, residents, donors, volunteers, family and friends who are participating in the 2021 Baltimore Running Festival. This team is formed to raise funds and awareness for the men and women that are served at the Mission who are facing their biggest challenge.

To learn more about Team HUM and supporting Helping Up Mission, please contact Michael at [email protected].

Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program

One in every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. The Kimmel Cancer Center Breast Center Program works across the Baltimore – Washington region to provide the evidence based, comprehensive care to individuals and families impacted by Breast Cancer. With your support, we are striving to raise awareness and funding for Breast Cancer research, outreach programs, and patient care within Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Breast Center Program. Join our inaugural team as we participate in the Baltimore Running Festival to reach this mission.

Walk, run, volunteer or make a gift in support of our team’s effort to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer and help those most in need. To register or to learn more, please contact Keyona Eppes [email protected] or by phone 410-361-6391.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is doing their own virtual event this year.  Support the Children’s Center in 2021 in person!  For questions or more information contact Chelsea Kirk at 301-461-3791 or [email protected]

CONTACT: Chelsea Kling at [email protected] or 410-361-6476


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Sign up now to be a part of Team Kennedy Krieger at this year’s Baltimore Running Festival and we’ll pay your registration fee! The funds raised from the Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Running Festival team will support our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, where aggressive, innovative therapies help patients with spinal cord injuries recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of patients with disabilities who participate in the event, through the purchase of adapted racing, training and therapy equipment. Recreational activities are often overlooked for individuals with disabilities, but Kennedy Krieger recognizes the important benefits of exercise for our patients, including improved health, self-esteem, social connections, and community reintegration.
To learn more about joining us at this year’s event, please visit

Roland Park Fund
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The Roland Park Public Annual Fund (The Annual Fund) supports school-wide academic and enrichment programs at Roland Park Elementary Middle School (RPEMS) to continuously improve the quality of education for over 1,300 RPEMS students. Started, led and supported by RPEMS parents, The Annual Fund is designed to make our public school the best it can be for our children and Baltimore City. Founded on the belief that education is critical to the advancement of our children and our community, The Annual Fund is dedicated to expanding the frontier of public education through creative resource development and sustained growth. The Annual Fund works with Principal D’Ambrosio, teachers, the PTA, and other school leaders to identify and prioritize school needs and areas that would benefit from additional resources.

Our focus is to ensure all students have a unique learning experience that involves direct interaction with people and places that enhance our standard academic curriculum by making learning fun and memorable.  These experiences can include artist residencies in the school, as well as trips to the zoo, science center, museums, the Symphony, plays, and nearby cities. We are currently planning one quarterly experience for every student in every grade (that’s four or more per student).  Most of these require additional resources to fund transportation, admission fees, speaker and performer fees, and additional materials for hands on learning.

For more information or questions, please email [email protected].

Signal 13 Foundation

The mission of the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation is to provide financial assistance to Baltimore Police Department Personnel, both civilian and sworn, who unexpectedly suffer extreme personal emergencies that are a result of personal financial mishaps. Since 1983, the Foundation has provided grants to Active Police Departmental Personnel, in need, who met the Foundation guidelines.

For more information on the Foundation or on how to get involved, please visit our website or contact Jerry Heid.

The Ulman Cancer Fund

We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. Our values are: Be Human, Be Better, Be Courageous & Be Committed.

For more information about joining Team Ulman please send an email to [email protected].