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 Agreeement

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].

American Cancer Society


We’ll help you do the unthinkable, achieve what seems impossible, and change the course of cancer together.

Make your miles count for more than just your personal victory, but a victory over cancer by running with DetermiNation and raising funds for life-saving cancer research and patient programs.

All athletes receive the following rock-star treatment:

  • Guaranteed race entry
  • A fundraising mentor who will help you meet your fundraising goals.
  • Monthly group runs & online coaching
  • An inspiring (and delicious) pre-race dinner to celebrate your accomplishments.
  • Running singlet

Visit our page here!

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.

Back On My Feet

Make your Baltimore Running Festival more meaningful by running on the Back on My Feet FundRacing Team!

Back on My Feet uses running and community to transform lives – and when you FundRace with us, you do too. If accepted as a member of our FundRacing team, you gain access to the top races in the world. The money you raise helps our members overcome homelessness through the incredible power of putting one foot in front of the other.


Back on My Feet FundRacer benefits include:
Guaranteed Race Entry with a $250 fundraising minimum
Back on My Feet Swag for race day
Exclusive opportunities from our corporate partners
Customized fundraising page
Fundraising Tips and Opportunities
Training Runs & Invitation to MWF runs where you can run and train with our members
Dedicated staff to assist you and answer questions


Questions? Reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Team CASA - Maryland Casa Association
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Team CASA for Children is on a mission to ensure that every victim of child abuse and neglect grows up in a safe, permanent home. Why? Because all children need Heroes, but abused and neglected children need Super Heroes!

Today, more than 5,000 children are under court protection in Maryland, most of whom will drift in and out of foster care for an average of three years before reaching safe, permanent homes.

Join Team CASA and run (or walk) with 160+ peers to raise funds and awareness for Maryland CASA Association, a private, non-profit organization that recruits and trains adult volunteers to become advocates for abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare System.

Each participant will receive a Team CASA performance race shirt, a personal fundraising page, and access to the Team CASA tent on race day for pre-and-post race food and drink.

Ready to join the team? Please do so by registering via our website today! To ensure that you make it on our team’s roster, please DO NOT register via the Baltimore Running Festival website and register with us directly at

For more information about Team CASA, or the work of Maryland CASA Association, please visit, give us a call at 410-828-6761, or email [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].

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

Pacing for Parkinson's
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Pacing for Parkinson’s:

Pacing for Parkinson’s (P4P) is a volunteer-led campaign that raises awareness of and funds for Parkinson’s disease research, community outreach, education, and patient care at Johns Hopkins by participating at the Baltimore Running Festival each year. The Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center provides comprehensive, compassionate, and timely treatment to people living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

We would love to have you as part of our team this year! Visit to learn about P4P and register to join us.

Contact the P4P organizing committee at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

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.

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