Our Commitment to the Community

runCanton, Inc. was established by the Mears family to leverage the enthusiasm for running to benefit worthy organizations. runCanton, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501C(3) charity (EIN #46-4014201). We designate a specific charitable organization to benefit from each event.


These are local organizations that truly make a difference in the lives they touch. runCanton donates a portion of every event entry fee, and invites participants to add a donation. When the books close on an event, runCanton rounds up the donations from net proceeds. The charities are expected to be involved in the events by volunteering and encouraging participation.

Spreading good will and helping those less fortunate is our calling. And with every event, we touch lives and improve the human experience for those we serve. And we are proud to do so as a family.

As of the end of 2021, runCanton, Inc. has generated more than $100,000 in charitable contributions to these organizations that do good for others.