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

For more information on having your organization join the Run for a Cause program, please contact Sadie McClelland  at [email protected]

 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.  Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.


Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. We facilitate community development, provide livestock, and train small-scale farmers in climate-smart agriculture and business skills. Through their hard work and commitment, our farmers translate Heifer’s gifts into healthy incomes and growing economies. Our model is effective at improving food security, reducing poverty and improving gender equality in the communities where we work. Livestock helps families become self-reliant.

To run with Team Heifer at the Frederick Running Festival, send an email to Melanie Kapinos at [email protected] or call Melanie on her cell at 571-459-0421. When you run with Team Heifer, it’s not about how fast you arrive at the finish line. It’s the lives you change along the way.

At Hospice of Frederick County, we offer a unique approach to care for those in the advanced stages of life-limiting illness. When quantity of time is no longer possible, we focus on quality of life. We strive to treat the whole person, and view the patient and family as a unit. By managing symptoms, easing emotional and spiritual pain, and honoring our patients’ and families’ priorities and personal choices, we assist individuals to live out their remaining days in peace, comfort and dignity, while supporting those they love as well. Our patients and their families often tell us that our unique approach to their care gave them back a sense of control and a different kind of hope for the future.

Mininum fundraising goal is $275 which provides one day of care at our Kline Hospice House . This will include your entry into the running festival plus a team t shirt
$500- Will get you a pre race pasta party.
$1000- Will have a gift card to a running store.
For more information visit or contact Jess Mitko at [email protected] or 240-566-3073.