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St. Michaels Running Festival 2015 is off and “RUNNING!” Looking back, 2014 was a wonderful event with more than $85,000 raised for our charity partners - up from $40,000 the 2nd year! In 2015, we hope to make an even bigger impact and create greater awareness for our charity partners.

Over the past 3 years, we have joined up with runners from around the region to help fight cancer, save children from suffering, care for homeless animals, teach our youth, support our veterans and their families and so much more.

Official Charity Partners – The official charity partners for the 2015 St. Michaels Running Festival are:

  • The St. Michaels Community Center
  • The Lilabean Foundation
  • Talbot Humane
  • The Yellow Ribbon Fund
  • National MS Society
  • Talbot Interfaith Shelter

DONATE NOW to one of our official charity partners!

Affiliate Charity Partners - We encourage any charitable organization to purchase a block of entries for use in conjunction with fundraising efforts. If you are a 501c3 and are interested purchasing a block of entries, please email us at for detailed information.

Click here to see a list of affiliate charity partners or to get your charity up and running and start fundraising.

Official Charity Partners for the 2015 St. Michaels Running Festival

St. Michaels Community Center

The Mission statement of the Saint Michaels Community Center is to promote and provide quality activities and services that will contribute to the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community.

Lilabean Foundation

The Lilabean Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research (LBF) was founded to research and support projects at the Brain Tumor Institute (BTI) at Children's National Medical Center; and eventually at similar institutions around the country. The initial focus at the BTI is identifying novel molecular targets, developing innovative transitional, and to aid in delivering the best in multimodality therapy for children with brain tumors. LBF seeks to identify projects that are dedicated to overcoming and abating pediatric brain cancer.

“The Lilabean Foundation is thrilled to once again be included at the St. Michael's Running Festival! Last year, with the help of sponsor Nationwide Insurance, we raised over $30,000 and are hoping to surpass that amount this year. This opportunity allows us to not only raise awareness, but also to raise a considerable chunk of money for pediatric brain cancer research at the Brain Tumor Institute at Children's National Medical Center.”

Talbot Humane

Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter and educational services in Talbot County, Maryland.

“Talbot Humane is excited to work with SMRF this year not only to help raise funds for our organization and all of the other charity partners but to help get people moving too!”
- Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, executive director

MS of MD

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2010 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $159 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at

Talbot Interfaith Shelter

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter is a voluntary interfaith-based service organization in Talbot County, Maryland. We are dedicated both to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in our community.