Fools for Fitness at Druid Hill Park - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5k Series
Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Fools for Fitness at Druid Hill Park - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5k Series

  • Druid Hill Park

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our 9 city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

MedStar Day in Frederick
Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

MedStar Day in Frederick

  • Charm City Run/ If The Shoe Fits

Starting to train for a spring race and want to learn how to stay injury free? Already dealing with a nagging injury? Spend the morning with us and Medstar Sports Medicine to learn how to treat your injury as effectively as possible and run pain-free this season!

Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk
Apr
2
9:00 am09:00

Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk

  • 635 West Lexington Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States

The Red Shoe Crew and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore are excited to announce our Sixth Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5k Run & Walk on April 2, 2017. Join us for our 6th year and help us reach our $400,000 fundraising goal!

LOGJam 5k
Apr
8
8:45 am08:45

LOGJam 5k

  • Centennial Park

Don't miss this wonderful, family friendly 5k and Family Fun Run/Walk on April 8, 2017, at Centennial Park.  We'll have a 200 Yard and 50 Yard Kids Fun Run,too. Register today!

Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by KELLY
Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by KELLY

  • Charm City Run McHenry Row

April 8, 2017 will be a day for runners. It will be our city, our streets and, of course at the end of it all, our party! Join us for the Sole of the City 10k. We’ll run the streets of Baltimore and finish up at Charm City Run McHenry Row. The after-run festivities will be sponsored by our good friends at the Greene Turtle. We can’t wait to see you!

Good Cause Yoga with Sol Yoga in Frederick
Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Good Cause Yoga with Sol Yoga in Frederick

  • If the Shoe Fits

Take a break from running and treat yourself to a donation-based yoga class in our Frederick store brought to you by our friends at Sol Yoga. Yoga is a great way to cross-train and fine tune the muscles you don't use as often to compliment your running. It can also increase your flexibility, build your strength and help you relax. Join us for a one hour class geared towards runners of all levels. Your body will thank you!

Sole of the City Post-Race Injury Clinic at MedStar
Apr
11
4:00 pm16:00

Sole of the City Post-Race Injury Clinic at MedStar

  • MedStar Harbor Hospital, Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine is once again the Official Sports Medicine Team of the B3 Race Series. MedStar is pleased to offer runners a complimentary, post-race injury assessment. This FREE WALK-IN clinic is available at the location listed below. No appointment necessary.

Shake Shack Run!
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

Shake Shack Run!

  • Charm City Run McHenry Row

Lace up your kicks and join us for our monthly Shake Shack Track & Field Run in Baltimore! Meet at Charm City Run Baltimore, then run 3-5 miles around the city. End at Shake Shack where the first round of beers is on them!

River Valley Run Half Marathon Trail Race
Apr
22
7:30 am07:30

River Valley Run Half Marathon Trail Race

  • River Valley Ranch

We are excited to bring you our newest and most challenging race yet— our Half Marathon Trail Race! Continuing in our effort to provide Maryland’s Premier Trail run experiences, this half marathon is an endurance trail race that will push your limits! Running through the scenic Prettyboy Watershed along with the gorgeous hills and valleys of River Valley Ranch, it will be an incredible 13.1 miles!

Believe in Tomorrow's Port To Fort 6K
Apr
22
8:30 am08:30

Believe in Tomorrow's Port To Fort 6K

  • Coke Field

On April 22, 2017, run one of the only races that is granted access to historic Fort McHenry, which offers spectacular views of Baltimore’s harbor. Join us in fundraising and become a member of the Believe Battalion in support of critically ill children and their families..

Girls on the Run - Greater Chesapeake 5K
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Girls on the Run - Greater Chesapeake 5K

  • Druid Hill Park Lake Drive Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States

Join us for our annual GOTRGC Spring 5K where the finish line is just the beginning! The course will start and finish in Druid Hill Park with a course closed to traffic. All girls must run with a registered running buddy or coach, and families are friends are also encouraged to register as general participants to take part in this fun, joy-filled special day.

Hopewell Cancer Support's 20th Reachout & Run 5K Run/Walk
Apr
23
8:30 am08:30

Hopewell Cancer Support's 20th Reachout & Run 5K Run/Walk

  • Goucher College

 The most historic race in town for people with all kinds of cancer – and their loved ones. 20 years ago we started this race for people with any kind of cancer and their loved ones. Some told us it would be too hard to set up, too complicated, too challenging financially. And here we are, 20 years later, ready to do it again. We’re expecting 1,800 participants this year, so be sure to join in for HopeWell!

 

7th Annual Roland Park Country School Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk
Apr
23
8:30 am08:30

7th Annual Roland Park Country School Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk

  • Roland Park Country School

Join us for the 7th Annual Roland Park Country School Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk. Grab your family, co-workers, neighbors and friends for this exciting community event. Don’t miss out! Be sure to stay for the post-race celebration with music, refreshments, awards, raffles, food, a photo booth and face painting, most free of charge!

Women's 5K by the Bay
May
6
8:00 am08:00

Women's 5K by the Bay

  • Tydings Park

The Women's 5K by the Bay is presented by RASAC - the Harford County Running Club. It is a race for women runners of all ages and abilities and part of the 2017 Women's Distance Festival Grand Prix Series.

Charm City Wine Run 5K
May
6
9:30 am09:30

Charm City Wine Run 5K

  • Rash Field

Join us on Saturday, May 6th, at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor as we Chase the Chardonnay in CHARM CITY style.  The Charm City Wine Run 5K race will start and end in Baltimore’s beautiful INNER HARBOR.  As you finish your race you will find yourself immersed in the largest Wine & Food Festival in Baltimore with over 15 wines in a special wine garden especially for runners along with Food Trucks, Arts & Crafts, and enjoy the sounds on the Main Stage.   Teams are encouraged to dress the part and we’ll have a costume contest.  All runners are welcome to stay at the Festival (11am – 5pm).  Join us today – entries are limited.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive Second Annual 5k and 1-Mile Run/Walk
May
7
8:30 am08:30

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive Second Annual 5k and 1-Mile Run/Walk

  • Goucher College

The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is a leader in oncology research and care for women with reproductive tract cancers.  The goal of our Below the Belt Stride and Thrive race is to bring together cancer survivors and their family members, friends, and the local community to encourage fitness, raise gynecologic cancer awareness, and educate women to seek out expert care earlier.

Spring Yoga at Belvedere Square
May
7
9:00 am09:00

Spring Yoga at Belvedere Square

  • Charm City Run Baltimore - Belvedere Square

Please join us for yoga class taught by Melody Clark from Studio B Yoga and Barre. Weather permitting, we will enjoy the class outside on the Square so please dress accordingly. All levels are welcome!

Cinco de Miler
May
7
9:00 am09:00

Cinco de Miler

  • Terrapin Nature Park

Please join us for a 5 miler trail race to benefit the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancyl

Old Bay 5K: Flavor of Giving!
May
20
8:00 am08:00

Old Bay 5K: Flavor of Giving!

  • 215 Schilling Circle Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Join us on Saturday, May 20th for the OLD BAY 5K!  Take part in the flavor of giving as all race proceeds will support McCormick’s Flavor for Life signature charitable giving program that inspires healthy choices in our communities. 

Mom's Day 5K at Middle Branch Park - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
May
20
8:00 am08:00

Mom's Day 5K at Middle Branch Park - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Middle Branch Park

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

6 Dot Dash
Jun
4
8:00 am08:00

6 Dot Dash

  • NFB Jernigan Institute

The 6 Dot Dash is an annual 6K race that is organized by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The goal of the event is to raise funds that are used to support our programs that help blind people live the lives they want.

Matzohball 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Jun
4
9:00 am09:00

Matzohball 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

  • Centennial Park

Look Who's 13! Join us at Centennial Park in Ellicott City for this year's Matzohball 5K and 1-mile fun run taking place on June 4th! Stay after the race for Family Wellness Day, a free community event with family activities, community booths, entertainment and prizes.

Northern Virginia Wine Run 5K
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

Northern Virginia Wine Run 5K

  • Bull Run Regional Park Concert Pavillion

Join us on Sunday, June 4th, at Vintage Virginia at Bull Run Park as we Chase the Chardonnay in NOVA style. The NOVA Wine Run at Vintage Virginia 5K race will start and end in Concert Pavilion.  As you finish your race you will find yourself immersed in the largest Wine & Food Festival in Northern Virginia with over 200+ wine from over 25+ VA wineries.

Dad's Day 5K at Rash Field Inner Harbor - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Jun
11
8:00 am08:00

Dad's Day 5K at Rash Field Inner Harbor - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Rash Field

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

29th Annual GBMC Father's Day 5K
Jun
18
8:00 am08:00

29th Annual GBMC Father's Day 5K

  • GBMC Campus, South Chapman Building

Join us on June 18, 2017 for the 29th annual GBMC Father's Day 5K and 1-mile Fun Walk.  Each year, there are about 400 babies that are treated in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU at GBMC is one of the largest in the area and has been nationally recognized for the quality of care they provide to our tiniest patients! 

Charm City Crab Run 5K
Jun
24
9:30 am09:30

Charm City Crab Run 5K

  • Rash Field

Join us on Saturday, June 24th, at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor as we celebrate summer in CRAB-TASTIC style.  The Charm City Crab Run 5K race will start and end in Baltimore’s beautiful INNER HARBOR.  As you finish your race you will find yourself immersed in the largest Crab & Beer Festival in Charm City with over 50 beers to choose from along with Food Trucks, Arts & Crafts, and enjoy the sounds of live music on the Main Stage.  If you’d like to eat crabs you can purchase them ala carte or select the VIP - All You Care To Eat Option.  

Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K
Jun
25
8:00 am08:00

Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K

  • Rash Field

Please join us for the Mid-Atlantic’s largest all women’s 5k, the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic. Women from the surrounding areas and of all participant levels will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5k through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor while working to raise funds to provide support services for female cancer patients and their families. The participants are encouraged to attend the Finish Line Festival at the conclusion of the event and visit with several local businesses that cater to women.

2nd Annual The Urban Children Foundation 1 Mile Run/Walk
Jul
1
8:00 am08:00

2nd Annual The Urban Children Foundation 1 Mile Run/Walk

  • Fort McHenry Baltimore, MD

This is a one mile, point-to-point course through Historic Fort McHenry Park. The course is generally flat and features spectacular views of the Baltimore Harbor. This is a the only 1 mile race offered in Baltimore City and a USATF certified course.

Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K
Jul
16
8:00 am08:00

Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K

  • Woodholme Center

Held annually, the Miles That Matters Run/Walk supports two great causes the Ulman Cancer Fund and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. The morning’s events will feature a 5K Run/Walk and a Post-Race Celebration to include our popular breakfast! 

 

Rec and Park Runs at Carroll Park - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Jul
29
7:30 am07:30

Rec and Park Runs at Carroll Park - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Carroll Park

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

Family Fun Field Day 5k at Rash Field Inner Harbor - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Aug
27
7:30 am07:30

Family Fun Field Day 5k at Rash Field Inner Harbor - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Rash Field

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

Mercy Run to Remember 5K & 11K presented by Mizuno
Sep
10
8:46 am08:46

Mercy Run to Remember 5K & 11K presented by Mizuno

  • 911 Memorial in front of the World Trade Center

Join us for an amazing race honoring the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of the victims, survivors and rescuers of the events of 9/11. This race begins in front of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at the World Trade Center on Pratt Street and finishes in the scenic Federal Hill Park! Honoring Police and Military.

Charm City Beer Run 5K
Sep
16
10:30 am10:30

Charm City Beer Run 5K

  • Inner Harbour Baltimore Waterfront Promenade Baltimore, MD, 21230 United States

Join us on Saturday, September 16th, at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor as we get our exercise in CHARM CITY style. I mean really… what better way to start your day than with a good run and a few beers! The Charm City Beer Run offers two options: The 5K For runners and the BEER MILE for drinkers… plus a whole lot of fun.

Fall into Fitness 5k at Jones Falls Trail, Cylburn Start - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Sep
23
7:30 am07:30

Fall into Fitness 5k at Jones Falls Trail, Cylburn Start - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Jones Falls Trail

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

 

Charm City Run 20 Miler
Sep
24
8:00 am08:00

Charm City Run 20 Miler

  • The Northern Central Trail

Please join us for the Charm City Run 20 Miler along the NCR Trail. The NCR Trail is a hardpacked, dirt surface and part of the “Rails to Trail” program. This race is a great training or peak event to prepare for a fall marathon.

Charm City Run Oktoberfest 5K sponsored by Frisco Tap House
Oct
7
9:00 am09:00

Charm City Run Oktoberfest 5K sponsored by Frisco Tap House

  • Charm City Run

Please join us for our second annual Oktoberfest 5K sponsored by Frisco Tap House in Howard County! This race begins at Charm City Run Columbia and finishes at Frisco Tap House. Post-race party includes live music, beer  (must show valid I.D. to receive 2 free beers) and Frisco’s famous soft pretzels.

Zombies Zoom at Gwynns Falls Trail - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Oct
14
8:00 am08:00

Zombies Zoom at Gwynns Falls Trail - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Gwynns Falls Trail

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

Trot the Trail 5k at Herring Run - Baltimore Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Nov
19
8:00 am08:00

Trot the Trail 5k at Herring Run - Baltimore Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • Herring Run

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.

Reindeer Run 5K at West Shore Park Inner Harbor - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series
Dec
9
8:30 am08:30

Reindeer Run 5K at West Shore Park Inner Harbor - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series

  • West Shore Park

BCRP is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! Now in our second year, we’ve added five new race events to our lineup. Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our nine city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April - December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming.


Pub Run with Ryleigh's in Timonium
Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

Pub Run with Ryleigh's in Timonium

  • Charm City Run Timonium

Join us for our monthly run from the Timonium store! Start from our doors and run 3-5 miles to Ryleigh's in Hunt Valley. Once you reach Ryleigh's, enjoy your first beer on the house and then stick around for other food and drink specials!

Belvedere Square Grand Re-Opening
Mar
18
8:00 am08:00

Belvedere Square Grand Re-Opening

  • Charm City Run / VITA

We are so excited to announce that we're bringing the RUN to Belvedere Square! VITA is now a dual-concept boutique with Charm City Run! The walls house the same technical gear, run accessories and footwear you'll find at Charm City Run, as well as the active and lifestyle wear you love from VITA. Women's and men's. Win, win.  

Come out Saturday, March 18th to check out the updated shop and help us celebrate this awesome change. We'll start with a 3-5 mile Fun Run at 8am (of course)! At 9am, stretch it all out with a Foam Rolling clinic, then enjoy mimosas and a yogurt bar sponsored by Michelle's Granola.  

Ladies Night in Columbia with Fit4Mom Howard County
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Ladies Night in Columbia with Fit4Mom Howard County

We are excited to partner with local fitness and wellness experts to bring you a fun ladies night in our Columbia store. Danyette Young, Owner of Fit4Mom Howard County, will be on hand to answer questions about available fitness programs while you shop specials, enjoy light refreshments and sip wine.

Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K
Mar
12
1:15 pm13:15

Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K

  • Charles and Mulberry Street Baltimore, MD

Grab your green and join us for one of Baltimore's largest and most festive 5Ks! Run through our city and finish at Power Plant Live! for an epic after-party. 

The Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K is now sold out as we have reached the event capacity.

Exclusive Across The Bay 10K Pre-Registration Event
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Exclusive Across The Bay 10K Pre-Registration Event

  • All Charm City Run & VITA Locations

We've teamed up with the Across The Bay 10K to give you an exclusive access to register for one of the largest 10K’s in the United States. Visit any Charm City Run location on March 11, 2017 and register on-site to receive $5 OFF. You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive offer. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers and share this exciting news. Let’s #BEATTHEBRIDGE together!

Tune Up Yoga in Annapolis and Columbia
Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

Tune Up Yoga in Annapolis and Columbia

  • Charm City Run Annapolis or Columbia

Take a break from running and treat yourself to a yoga class in the Annapolis or Columbia store. Yoga is a great way to cross-train and fine tune the muscles you don't use as often to compliment your running. Join us for a one hour class geared towards runners of all levels.

Tune Up Yoga in Bel Air and Timonium
Mar
4
8:30 am08:30

Tune Up Yoga in Bel Air and Timonium

  • Charm City Run Bel Air

Take a break from running and treat yourself to a yoga class in the Bel Air store. Yoga is a great way to cross-train and fine tune the muscles you don't use as often to compliment your running. Join us for a one hour class geared towards runners of all levels.

Injury Clinic with Pivot Physical Therapy
Mar
4
8:00 am08:00

Injury Clinic with Pivot Physical Therapy

  • Charm City Run Columbia

Training for a spring race and want to learn how to stay injury free? Already dealing with a nagging injury? Spend the morning with us and Pivot Physical Therapy at the Columbia store to learn how to treat your injury as effectively as possible and run pain-free this season!

Timonium's Grand Re-Opening
Feb
25
9:00 am09:00

Timonium's Grand Re-Opening

  • Charm City Run Timonium

We are excited to announce that our renovations in the Timonium store are complete and you're invited to help us celebrate! Our Grand Re-Opening, sponsored by Under Armour, will be Saturday, February 25th and the party will last all day!

Paint the Towne Red Run Benefitting Dare to C.A.R.E.
Feb
11
9:00 am09:00

Paint the Towne Red Run Benefitting Dare to C.A.R.E.

  • Charm City Run Annapolis

Join us for a fun run and help us kick off Paint the Towne Red Weekend at the Annapolis Towne Centre. Come decked out in your best red outfit, run between 3 and 5 miles and benefit a great cause. Charm City Run will donate $5 per runner to Dare to C.A.R.E. and the Heart Health Foundation, up to 50 runners.

Runners Expo and Injury Clinic at MedStar Health in Hunt Valley
Feb
11
8:00 am08:00

Runners Expo and Injury Clinic at MedStar Health in Hunt Valley

  • Medstar Health at Hunt Valley

Join Charm City Run and MedStar Health for a Runners Expo and Injury Clinic hosted at MedStar Health at US Lacrosse HQ in Hunt Valley! We'll start the morning with a fun run, followed by breakfast and free yoga and nutrition clinics. You also have the option to register for a personalized injury screening and prevention rotation with the PTs and Sports Medicine Physicians from MedStar.

Nutrition & Running: Finding Balance
Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

Nutrition & Running: Finding Balance

  • Charm City Run Columbia

Join us in Columbia for a discussion with Registered Dietitian Samantha Lewandowski about nutrition and weight as they relate to running, and the benefits of focusing on the bigger picture of health and body awareness.

Training Meet & Greet in Frederick
Feb
4
7:00 am07:00

Training Meet & Greet in Frederick

  • If The Shoe Fits

Join us for a taste of training at If The Shoe Fits in Frederick. The first session of Run Happy Revolution will kick off with an information session and first run at 7am. Then at 8am, join us for a meet and greet with our 10K and half marathon coaches followed by a fun run and core routine.