Fundraise for Toledo Area Nonprofits

Donated Since 2009

Each calendar year the Toledo Roadrunners Club grants Toledo area non-profits the opportunity to partner with their signature event, the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon and Owens Corning Half Marathon.

Becoming a beneficiary has many benefits and is an awesome opporunity to join in the fun, and raise funds to help your organization. Since 2009, Toledo Roadrunners Club has raised nearly $1M for area non-profits.

Beneficiary requests will be considered through October 31 annually, and decisions will be made no later than December 31. Through a careful selection process, partner status is awarded to programs or organizations who are aligned with the TRRC’s constitutional purpose which is “to educate Club members and the community about physical fitness and health through the sponsorship and promotion of running, physical fitness and other health related events.”

Previous Beneficiaries of the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

Click the beneficiary of choice to be directed to it’s donation page.

        Family HouseGirls on the Run of Northwest Ohio   Manahan  Sylvania STEM

Avenues for Autism — Envisioning a future where everyone affected by autism can live without limits…

Bittersweet Farms mission is to positively impact the lives of individuals with autism and those whose lives they touch. Bittersweet is a private non-profit that offers an array of premiere services to adults and adolescents with autism delivered in the context of an agricultural community.

Bittersweet, Inc. employs a farmstead model that provides abundant opportunities for self-paced, distraction free activities that are immediately meaningful to individuals with autism at three sites (Whitehouse, Pemberville and Lima). Activities include gardening, groundskeeping, horticulture, recycling, animal care, creative arts, and culinary.

Children’s Theatre Workshop brings the joy of theatre to young people all over NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Students ages 3-18 practice acting, directing, playwriting, technical theatre, and leadership in every program at CTW. Donations from the Glass City Marathon will allow CTW to purchase royalties, costumes, scripts, and set materials for its nine productions in the 2022-2023 season, bringing the thrill of live performance to more than 450 children representing over 100 different schools in the area…

Courageous Community Services’ mission is to provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, and engaging recreational experiences.

The individuals with disabilities & families that CCS serves were some of the most affected during the pandemic. Isolation caused anxiety for our regular campers & the pause of camp eliminated the respite their caretakers would typically receive.
We know each summer’s camp program allows us to connect and is essential to the well-being of our community members.
 Your support ensures we can offer high-quality recreation engagement. Our swimming pool needs major maintenance to reopen and remain in good repair for years to come. We need community support with this large expense.
Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center’s mission is to intervene and educate to reduce family violence.

​OUR HISTORY: The Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center was founded in 1974 by local pediatrician, Dr. Bernard Cullen, and a small group of concerned citizens, who saw first hand the devastating effects of child abuse. While child protection and law enforcement agencies have a crucial role in child protection, our founders had the foresight to see the need for additional community partners. From the compassion, dedication, and vision of this small group of people, an organization has evolved with dedicated professionals who diligently work to break the cycle of family violence. With offices in Lucas and Ottawa counties, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center serves over 50,000 people each year.

Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

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.

Family House is a non-profit agency dedicated to keeping families together in time of crisis, Family House has offered hope to families since 1985…

Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful envisions a world in balance. A world where everything that is created is a resource for something else, and every person takes responsibility for the resources they use, ensuring proper/sustainable disposal.

As a society our goals should not be to limit our negative impact on the environment, but to have an actual positive one. This is the only way to create a sustainable future. Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful is the local advocate for these changes. We are not alone. We work with global companies, local businesses, community organizations, and individuals to improve recycling, implement composting, eliminate litter, reduce single use plastics, and make other “green” and sustainable

We estimate that we annually impact the recycling of:

  • 756 Tons of Aluminum
  • 1583 Tons of Glass
  • 2646 Tons of Plastic
  • 1886 Tons of Paper

This means for every $10 donated we save:

  • 11 Gallons of Oil
  • 80 Hours of Electricity
  • 130 Gallons of Water
  • 1⁄2 a Tree

Manahan Enriching the lives of adults with disabilities.

Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity works with low income families in Lucas County, Ohio to provide new or rehabbed housing, critical home repairs, clean-up and exterior maintenance. Please visit for more information…

Connecting Kids to Meals provides healthy meals at no cost to at-risk kids ages 18 and under who are located in low-income and underserved areas of our community…

Partners for Clean Streams works for clean, clear, and safe water in our community. We coordinate the “Green Team” at the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, supporting healthy runners and healthy rivers.  Each year, our volunteers recycle thousands of pounds of aluminum, glass, cardboard, plastic overwrap, Gu Packs, and heat sheets, helping the marathon to be as sustainable as possible and preventing marine debris from entering our local streams, rivers, and Lake Erie.

Sylvania STEM — Our Mission is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting STEM based activities in and out of the classroom. All donations will be used to support our Youth Robotics Teams and STEM Education.