There isn’t a place more community-minded than Red Lodge, and the proof is in the many non-profit, volunteer organizations that serve the people of Carbon County. These worthy organizations depend, largely in-part, on donations made through the Annual Fun Run for Charities.

When you make your donation this year, consider the work of the American Legion, a national organization with a local post that serves Carbon County veterans. The Lion’s Club, also a national organization with a local presence, operates with a motto of, “We Serve.” The group founded and maintains Lion’s Park, and is behind many events like the Easter egg hunt and Halloween costume contest for kids. The Rotary Club uses the motto of ‘Service Above Self’ to meet the needs of Red Lodge with numerous youth and community development programs.

The Beartooth Front Community Forum is a home-grown service organization that enhances the quality of life of residents along the Beartooth Front. Their work included assisting in land-use planning, the establishment of the Boys and Girls Club, and many other successes.

The Red Lodge Area Food Partnership strives to support a local food system that improves the local economy while enhancing the health of all community members. They are the effort behind the Youth Garden, the community gardens, hosting a FoodCorps member, and the Food for Thought Film Series.

The Beta Sigma Phi Chapter of Red Lodge fosters friendship and networking among women, and donations from the Fun Run help support the Beta Sigma Phi scholarship fund. Finnish Kaleva Park is dedicated to preserving and promoting Finnish heritage and assisting its members in need, promoting higher education and encouraging good citizenship.

REWIND, Recycle Electronic Waste Into New Devices, hosts periodic e-waste recycling events that help keep hazardous, valuable and scarce materials from ending up in landfills.

Sign up for Fun Run 13 and make a contribution to your favorite organizations by dropping by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation at 122 Hauser Ave S, calling 406 446-2820, or visit  and click on FUN RUN.