In 2013, we donated over $150,000. Over half of those funds are committed to Maryland Based Environmental non-profits through our 1% for the Planet commitment. The remaining funds are spread across a multiple of terrific organizations, but in general Charm City Run is focused on kids, moving and first responders. Thanks for helping us to inspire and move the human spirit one sole at a time.
Continue to use post-use recycled brown shopping bags which cost on the average 5 -20 times as much as regular shopping bags
Ask you if you want a bag
Keep the floor temperature 1 degree higher (in the summer) and 1 degree lower (in the winter) on average. If you would like us to turn it down or up, please ask.
Recycle all paper products including all footwear shipping boxes, all shoe boxes left here and paper that we use
Recycle all bottles and cans
Buy only recycled paper for our printers
Recycle all footwear. We are proud members of "Souls for Souls" and donate used shoes to the homeless, refugees abroad and other third world countries. Anything that cannot be donated, the rubber is recycled to create more running tracks both locally and nationally.
Continue to make an apparel donation to Goodwill at the end of each calendar year.
We see a lot of runners and know that there is a lot of waste going on at running events in and around the area. As part of all Charm City Run events we will:
Provide more water in coolers and less bottled water. Please hydrate as usual but when you go for seconds and thirds, please fill up at the coolers.
We will have large recycle bins for bottles and cans, please throw only these items in the bins.
Continue to ask you to register online as frequently as possible
Reduce the number of brochures that we print on an annual basis
Ask you if you are picking up multiple packets for a race and if we can stuff race materials all in one bag.