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]

Talbot Humane Society

Loving Arm, Inc
On any given day, there are more than 2,000 unaccompanied homeless children in our state, each of them a Potential Victim of Labor and/or Sex Trafficking.  Loving Arms is one of the only two emergency shelters in the state of Maryland that provides shelter and support to these children.  
Serving Children and families since 1999, Loving Arms, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, houses children between the ages of 12 and 18, providing food, shelter and clothing, as well as other essential services to address the abuse and trauma experienced by these children.  In addition, we provide access to educational services, mentoring, individual, family and group counseling, as well as substance use and abuse services.
Many of the children served have been victimized or would have been, if they had not found their way to shelter, something that’s not readily available to unaccompanied minors.  No one should have to compromise themselves for a safe place to sleep, especially a child.  So grab your family and friends to form a team and raise funds for this very important cause.  If you can’t run or form a team, no worries!  You can still get involved by making a generous donation.
We can End Youth Homelessness in our state.  Will you help?  For more information, please contact Race Coordinators Conway Bailey at [email protected] or Cindy R. Williams at [email protected]

To donate or sign up to be part of our team please visit here

Talbot Human Society

Talbot Humane has been helping animals of Maryland’s eastern shore since 1932. For over 80 years our goals have been:

  • To rescue animals from neglect;
  • To place companion animals into loving homes;
  • To reunite lost pets with their owners; and
  • To reduce pet overpopulation through progressive spay and neuter programs.


Talbot Humane’s compassionate staff and dedicated volunteers are making a difference every day by fulfilling the needs of our community. Our open admission shelter is a success thanks to the support of our community.  Our adoption program places pets in new loving homes. We also work with other organizations whether we are receiving animals from other humane organizations in need of help or a 501.c.3 rescue group is accepting one of our special need residents into their care, we continue toward our mission of placing every treatable, adoptable pet coming through our doors into a forever home.

Our programs encourage responsible pet ownership and retention. We offer resources such low/no cost microchipping, a pet pantry, intervention programs, low/no cost spay/neuter, lost pet services, pet loss support, humane education and so much more.

Talbot Humane operates as a Socially Conscious Shelter. We believe the Best Shelter is a Humane Community.

To get involved please visit here or contact [email protected]

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Mid and Western Maryland (GOTR/MWMD) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
What We Do

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Why It Matters

Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls’ confidence drops about twice as much as boys’. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls’ perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We believe that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

YOU can help us achieve our goal of reaching even more girls in our community with this positive, transformational youth program!

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