Our Charities

2013: Proceeds from sponsorship and entry fees went to support the Angels Arms.



For this year’s race, we are proud to donate all net proceeds to Angels’ Arms. Angels’ Arms is a St. Louis based, 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit that provides loving homes and resources for foster families, while placing an emphasis on keeping sibling groups together until a forever home is found.

Over the past twelve years, Angels’ Arms has been a safe haven to nearly 250 foster children, including over 70 sibling groups. Angels’ Arms has nine homes spread throughout St. Louis, located in South County, Ballwin, Ferguson, Florissant and our 3 homes located in O’Fallon, MO. They also assist numerous foster families throughout the St. Louis/ St. Charles area by providing necessary resources from food to clothing, bedding, family friendly activities and more.

Since Angels’ Arms does not receive any state or federal funding, it relies on private donations and fundraising events to support each of the families living in the nine homes. Further information can be found on their website at www.angelsarms.org.

2012: The net proceeds from the 2012 Trot went to support the oncology department at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The money will be used to buy IPads for cancer patients waiting for procedures.

Pictured from left to right are Roger Bautista, Mike Normile, Ed Crites, Dr. Robert Hayashi – Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology and a Warson Woods Resident and James Lambert.


2011: The Warson Woods Running Club donated proceeds from the 2011 “Trot Thru the Woods” to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Pictured are Ed Crites, James Lambert, Marie Davis, of JDRF, and Roger Bautista.



2010: Donation to the Friends of Wings with her President Joan Thompson



2009: Below is a picture of WWRC President Ed Crites (left) and Vice President James Lambert (right) presenting BackStoppers Executive Director Col. Ronald Battelle with the check.