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Through the events we own and manage, we donate over $325,000 to charitable causes annually. The events we manage and direct donate an additional $600,000 annually.

Over 99% of our marketing budget goes to benefit charitable causes. Major investments include: 1% For the Planet, Soles 4 Soles, WYPR, WTMD, Marathon Kids, The St. Joseph Medical Center Run to Remember, Bridges of St. Paul, Blue Water Baltimore, Team In Training, Determination, Team Fight to name a few.

Our Mission
CCR will "give back" more dollars as a percentage of our sales than not only any other company in our industry but more than any other company in Maryland and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region.

Shoes for the Homeless
Charm City Run has partnered with "Soles 4 Souls" collecting and donating used shoes for those in need. Learn more about this mission here:

The store bags are made from 100% post-consumer used recyclable paper.

Marathon Kids

CCR is also a proud sponsor of Marathon Kids. This program is brilliant in its simplicity.  The mission is for k-5 kids to run a marathon throughout the school year.  Baltimore was the first east coast city to have Marathon Kids, a program founded by Kay Morris in Austin and now serves over 150,000 kids nationwide.  There are about 5,000 Baltimore Marathon Kids.  If we get kids moving, maybe they get healthier and maybe they concentrate a little better and maybe they develop some good lifetime habits. 

If you would like more information on how to join us in the mission just shoot Kara an email or swing by the store.

1% For the Planet

Thanks for enabling us to make a sizable contribution to 1% for the Planet.  This year's donations to the below organizations totaled over $60,000.  1% for the Planet accomplishes several objectives for us.  We are part of an international group tied together by our focus on environmental relief.  1% is 1%.  The math is perfect and although 1% of sales is a lot especially for a retailer, we like the responsibility.  Lastly, we give all local so although 1% for the Planet is an international organization all Charm City Run donations stay local.  If we ask you to shop local, shouldn't we give local.  Thanks for making this awesome donation possible.