On 9/11 every year I wanted us all to be good to each other and really good to the men and women that would be willing to put their lives on the line every day. This was the driving motivation but we also wanted to make sure to always remember the victims and to raise money for our departments that have been strapped under the weight of shrinking budgets and higher demands. I had no idea if we could pull it off but I thought it was worthwhile. It was worth my best effort. The Baltimore Police and Fire Departments deserved it and those New York families deserved it so I went to work.
If you’re a new runner, you are likely overwhelmed at times with the thought of how you’re going to finish that 5K you signed up for. The last thing you want to hear about is having to do more training! But before you cast this article aside, please consider the benefits of cross training for new runners.
Dehydration happens when we lose more fluid than we can take in, and if you’re active, your hydrations needs are even greater—especially in the summer. As a runner, dehydration can take a toll on your performance and can lead to some pretty unpleasant workouts. Good news is that there are plenty of proactive steps we can take to ensure summer training is fun and safe.
Congratulations to Nicholas Boogades and Caroline Wilcox, the winners of this year's Amy Schuerholz Metz and Charm City Run Scholarship. Nick and Caroline embody both Amy's love of running and Charm City Run's mission statement: "to inspire and move the human spirit, one sole at a time." We are proud to award them with these scholarships and look forward to seeing the amazing things they accomplish, both on and off the track.
Whether you’re running a 5K or a 50K, the breakfast you eat on race day is an important factor in how you feel out on the course. Make a good choice and eat it at the right time, and you’ll feel energized and powerful. Make a poor choice and you may experience an uncomfortable finish, unpleasant GI issues, or both.
Father’s Day is right around the corner! No need to panic if you haven’t picked up a gift yet, we’ve got 10 easy ideas for the running man in your life. These running essentials will keep Dad comfortable and stylish while he’s on the go and are all things that he will actually use. Check out our top picks!
I figured I could operate a treadmill so I went for it, and not knowing any better, I started out going as fast as I could run. 10 minutes later, I was throwing up in a giant garbage can on that same fitness floor.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of heading down to WPOC at The Rotunda to hang with avid runner & DJ Jeff St. Pierre, CCR owner Josh Levinson and BWC and Cancerve founder Laurie Amatucci. I was simply there to coordinate logistics and merely a fly on the wall while the other three chatted Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K for Maryland Today which airs on WPOC, WZFT and WQSR.
Its been a great first 15 years filled with lots of memories...some funny, some sentimental but all filled with sole. There's never a boring day at Charm City Run and that makes for a lot of memorable moments. Thank you for being a part of this amazing community that we have created together. Cheers to the next 15 years!