Fundraise for Toledo Area Nonprofits

Raised 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 opportunity 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.

    Boys and Girls Club of Toledo   Camp Kesem  Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio        Family HouseGirls on the Run of Northwest OhioJake & Cooper's Bark ParkJunior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio     Komen of Northwest Ohio   ManahanMercy Health Foundation Greater Toledo   Racing for Recovery   Sylvania STEM  Western Lake Erie Chapter of American Red Cross

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.

Boys and Girls Club of Toledo — At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo, we have a bold vision: that success is within the reach of every child. We believe every girl and boy deserves a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals; life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, and hope and opportunity for the future.

Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer.

Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio — At Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc., we believe no individual with cancer should have to take the journey alone. We provide connections to vital resources, give hands-on support, and organize unique and meaningful programming for patients and their families in our community. We strive to meet the needs of the whole person—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and focus on caring for the hearts and minds of those individuals impacted by cancer. Our services are available for free for any person of any age with any cancer, from newborn to adult.

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…

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. We partner with schools, afterschool programs, community centers, libraries, emergency shelters and other places where kids gather.  We have been feeding kids for over 19 years, and just last year we provided just over 776,000 meals to kids.

Courageous Community Services — Our 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 — The mission of the Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center is to intervene and educate to reduce family violence.

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.


Family House — As a non-profit agency dedicated to keeping families together in time of crisis, Family House has offered hope to families since 1985.  Family House offers a variety of programs and services that are family-centered to address the multitude of needs of each family member.

Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio — We inspire girls throughout Northwest Ohio to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running and promotes healthy habits and encourages confidence. Your gift will provide new running shoes to girls in need so that they can complete our programs safely.

Jake & Cooper’s Bark Park

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success.

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

Komen of Northwest Ohio — Our mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Komen has transformed how the world treats and talks about this disease and have mobilized the largest and most passionate community. Since 1982, we’ve funded about $1.1 billion in research, more than $2.2 billion in education, screening and treatment, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide.

Manahan — Enriching 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 — Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Mercy Health Foundation Greater Toledo — Mercy’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities, with an emphasis on the poor and underserved. Mercy Health Foundation Greater Toledo enables physicians, professionals and employees to carry out this mission on a daily basis and support Mercy’s Core Values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service.

Our Foundation, driven by generous donations, is the vehicle that helps support educational and community health programs, fund grants and scholarships that advance the level of care provided to our patients, and help extend access to medical care throughout the region.

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.

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.

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.

Western Lake Erie Chapter of American Red Cross — Have you been affected by a home fire or other disaster? The Red Cross is here for residents of Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood Counties in Ohio and Monroe County in Michigan.