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Charlie's 5K Run and Family Fun Walk

  • Sparks Elementary School 601 Belfast Road Sparks, MD (map)

Charlie's Run is a 5K Race and Kids' Fun Run that will honor the kind, endearing and humorous spirit of Charlie Neave and benefit The Charlie Neave Scholarship Fund at the Odyssey School.

Although Charlie passed away on December 2, 2012, his insurmountable spirit will live on through the many lives he touched. Charlie exemplified the Four Pillars of The Odyssey School: Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Hard Work. The Charlie Neave Scholarship Fund was established at The Odyssey School to provide assistance to students needing financial aid who embody Odyssey's Four Pillars.





Online Registration is now closed.  Registration is available on race day morning.


Adults 5K or 1 Mile Walk: $35 

Kids under 12 5K or 1 Mile Walk: $20 

Additional donations accepted during the registration process.

“The Charlie Neave Scholarship Fund at The Odyssey School honors Charlie's
memory while making an Odyssey education affordable for students who, like
Charlie, demonstrate an unwavering commitment to Odyssey's Four Pillars-
Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Hard Work. Your additional donation will
allow this endowment to continue to grow while further enhancing the
fund's tremendous impact on the lives of our students and on the entire
Odyssey community.”

Packet Pick-up and Registration

Race Day
beginning at 7:30 am


The first 600 registered participants will receive a Dark Heather Gray, long-sleeve T-shirt (YXL, S, M, L, XL). There will also be post race refreshments and music.


The course will begin and end at Sparks Elementary School.


Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall as well as to the top male and female in the following age groups: 10 and under; 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.

Awards will also will be given to the top male and female students at Odyssey, Sparks, Hereford Middle, Hereford High School and St. Paul's.


We are looking for volunteers on race day. If you are interested, please contact Patti Mutascio at 410-404-7412 or

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