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 Kimber Raheb  at [email protected]

2024 Charity Partners

Athletes Serving Athletes
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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.

Special Olympics
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Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

CHARITY CHASER! Deputy Sowers will start his Half Marathon dead last and for every runner he passes, Corrigan Sports and the Frederick Running Festival will donate $1 to the Special Olympics!

Talbot Humane
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Talbot Humane has been helping animals on Maryland’s Eastern Shore since 1932. Our team of compassionate staff and devoted volunteers improve lives every day by fulfilling the needs of not only shelter pets, but also pets and people in our community. While our goals continue to grow, our mission always stays true to our core values of protecting animals from cruelty and neglect, providing progressive programs to people and their pets, pet adoption and community education. Talbot Humane receives approximately 1,000 animals into our care each year and serves exponentially more through our community programs such as low/no cost spay/neuter, pet food pantry, medical and behavioral intervention, end of life services and so much more. While committing to placing every treatable, adoptable pet that enters our care into a loving home, our hope is to keep as many loved pets with their owners as possible. We genuinely believe the best shelter is a humane community.

For more information, please visit our site here: www.talbothumane.org

What Would Stew Dew
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Founded by Jennifer Alcorn in memory of husband Lieutenant Andrew “Stew” Alcorn IV, this donor-advised fund will support various causes, including but not limited to assisting first responders and advocating for children.

Lt. Alcorn was a commander of the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, who passed away unexpectedly past away in summer 2021.  He was honored for his dedication and service to the community.  Lt. Alcorn was known by family and friends as a “Dew”-er, helping in any way he could.

CHARITY CHASER!  Corrigan Sports and the Frederick Running Festival will donate $1 to the “What Would Stew Dew” fund for every person that Police Chief Lando and officer Tony Lawson pass during the race.

Celtic Star Inc.
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