Fundraise for Toledo Area Nonprofits

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 Donation         Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio   Manahan  Northwest Ohio CASASylvania STEMUnited Way of Greater Toledo
Provide Your Support for the GCM Beneficiaries

Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation — The APKD is driven by our mission to save lives by securing a living donor kidney transplant for every patient who needs one.

Living donor kidneys provide a better quality of life and longevity for transplant patients. The APKD uses proprietary software and a Nobel prize-winning algorithm to match one incompatible pair with another. A scoring rubric, developed by a team of healthcare professionals, is used help find the best possible match. The APKD offers transplant center partners the most comprehensive donor support program in the nation. In addition to covering transplant-related expenses, the APKD also offers comprehensive insurance for all living donors against any complications related to their nephrectomy.


Programs and services utilized by the APKD provide relief to renal patients and address community kidney transplants needs by including incompatible pairs in the paired donation registry. With inclusion of those patients in the registry, the APKD is seeing more than a 50% rise in matches. Meaning 50% more kidney patients are finding the gift of life…

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.

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.

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
Susan G. 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…

Luken T. Boyle Campaign for Kindness mission is to raise awareness about cyber-bullying, the epidemic of teen suicide and a platform for building on the alternative to bullying: Kindness. We do this by creating advocates and empowering people to find their voice. We facilitate positive conversations that model kindness. We assist those affected by bullying through  engagement in our Kindness Rooms, presenting to a variety of audiences and by sharing the Luken T. Boyle story. Our goal is to engage the school community through a Kindness Room by helping individuals create intentional acts of kindness. Examples from Central Catholic:

• Blankets were made for the Mercy Children’s Hospital

• Cards were made to show appreciation, encouragement, sympathy, etc., for many different groups (over 500 were created this past school year)

• Papercraft items (calendars, pouches with pencils, boxes with candy) to show appreciation tothe faculty and staff.

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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…

Mercy Health Foundation Greater Toledo’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…

Mobile Meals For over 50 years, Mobile Meals of Toledo has been delivering a lifeline that keeps hundreds in our community safe and well. Every knock delivers the food, compassion, and care that many in our community need. As a nonprofit agency, Mobile Meals of Toledo depends on the community’s generosity to meet the needs of those we serve…
Northwest Ohio CASA 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 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. 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.