Toledo Area Nonprofit Partner Fundraising

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 over $900K 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.”

Donated Since 2009

Official Beneficiaries of the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

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

Alliance for Paired Kidney DonationGirls on the Run of Northwest Ohio  ManahanNorthwest Ohio CASASylvania STEMUnited Way of Greater Toledo
Provide Your Support for the GCM Beneficiaries

Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation — In the U.S., more than 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant, but only 17,000 of them will receive a kidney this year. Of those, only 6,000 come from living donors. The Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation is rewriting that story. You can help us bring this vision to life by becoming a living kidney donor, financial supporter or advocate for paired kidney donation. Follow us on Facebook @paireddonation (Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation) and @kidneypaireddonation on Instagram, and share our posts to help raise awareness for paired kidney donation.

All of our matching services are provided for free to both patients and transplant centers, thanks to the generous support of individual donors and supporting companies. When you donate financially, you will make a direct impact on the lives of kidney patients and their families. Your support will help fund much-needed research, technology and services for the APKD and the patients we help. APKD is a 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo makes real the love that God has for each individual regardless of faith or background by serving the poor, advocating for the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio is a household name that evokes images of thrift stores, donated goods and workers with disabilities. We improve the lives of people with disabilities or other disadvantages through employment training and job placement…

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…

Komen of Northwest Ohio Providing breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment services within our local community—because everyone deserves access to timely, affordable, and high-quality breast health care.

Manahan, formerly Josina Lott Residential & Community Services, created the​ Inclusive Miles Running Club in 2014 to meet the interests of the individuals with disabilities we serve and to improve their overall health and well-being. All donations will be used for the Club’s needs. Our two volunteer coaches are members of the TRRC.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of persons with developmental disabilities by providing quality services, safe environments and opportunities for self-determination and community integration.

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…

Northwest Ohio CASA — Our organization recruits and trains community volunteers to advocate in court for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. We are primarily grant funded, but this funding does not cover all of our operating costs. Our next largest source of income is money raised through fundraising efforts and charitable contributions. As we all know, this is not a fixed income. Believe it or not, in order to recruit and train one volunteer, it costs approximately $1200. In order to advocate for our local children, we need to recruit and train as many quality volunteers as possible. Any funding we receive would be utilized to recruit and train new volunteers, as well as, ongoing training for our current volunteers.

Partners for Clean Streams  works for clean, clear, and safe water in our community.  We are the “Green Team” at the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, supporting healthy runners and healthy rivers. Partners for Clean Streams works for clean, clear, and safe water in our community.  We are the “Green Team” at the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, supporting healthy runners and healthy rivers.  Each year, we 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.

Racing for Recovery — Our mission at Racing for Recovery is to prevent all forms of substance abuse by promoting a lifestyle of fitness and health for all those affected by addiction. Racing for Recovery works to save lives and improve the quality of life for addicts and…

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.

United Way of Greater Toledo — All donations to United Way of Greater Toledo through the Glass City Marathon partnership will benefit United Way 2-1-1, a free, 24/7, 365-day information and referral line that connects residents in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa County to various health and human services. In 2018, 52,000+ contacts were made, addressing over 73,000 needs. In 2019, we have seen a significant increase in calls and have answered over 62,000 contacts. All donations will contribute to supporting people in need of local resources through 2-1-1.