Charity Partners

At Orca Running, part of our mission is to partner with non-profits for each of our races.  We believe that gratitude and awareness of issues both local and global goes hand in hand with running any business, as well as with the sport of running. Here is a bit of information about the non-profits we work with and how we try to help.  As time goes by and Orca Running goes, we will seek to increase our involvement with non-profits.

Generally speaking, for each race we seek out a non-profit that fits well with that particular race.  A good fit might mean that the non-profit is located close by, or it might mean that the non-profit’s cause is related to running/health.  We donate a portion of every registration fee to the non-profit, and also collect donations from participants during the registration process.  We also give the non-profit some publicity to the participants in the race.  The non-profit helps us out typically by providing volunteers for race day.  It’s a mutually beneficial relationship.

My Better Half Marathon – ReBuild Together Seattle

Lake Sammamish Half — Cascade Leadership Challenge

Kirkland Shamrock Run – Kirkland Schools & Canine Companions for Independence

Birch Bay Road Race – Blaine High School Spanish Program

San Juan Island Half – The Whale Museum and Soroptimist Int’l of Friday Harbor

Snoqualmie Valley Run – Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

Craft Classic – Firefighters for Good

The Great Ferry Race – Westsound Wildlife Shelter

Iron Horse Half – Trail Youth Coffee and Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

The Orca Half – United Indians of All Tribes, Long Live the Kings, and Whale Scout

Poulsbo Half and 10K – Girls on the Run of Westsound

Captain Jack’s Treasure Run – Woodinville Highschool Cross Country Team

Lake Washington Half — Cascade Leadership Challenge