One of the big goals of RunWenatchee is to give back to our communities. We donate money to worthy community groups who help us put on events each year. We also provide a platform for these same groups to publicize their message.

Each year the funds available to us vary, and thus the donations vary. Each year we hear success stories on how this beneficiary program aids the community.

We are always seeking creative ways to help folks out.

If you are interested in learning more about our charitable giving or have ideas, please contact Joel Rhyner at runwenatchee [at] or Steve Maher at stephenmaher67 [at]

Among the main race beneficiaries in 2018:

Wenatchee Heartbreaker 5K — Greater Wenatchee Mended Hearts
O’Grady’s St. Paddy’s 5K — Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Trails In Motion Film Festival — Wenatchee Valley TREAD
Horse Lake Trail Runs — Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
Red Devil Trail Runs — Chelan County Mountain Rescue
Solstice Run — Pybus Foundation
River Run on the Fourth — Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties
Oktoberfest Trail Runs — Leavenworth Winter Sports Club
Turkey on the Run — Women’s Resource Center of NCW