ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Oregon Ridge Park 13041 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, MD

Join us on Saturday, April 30, 2016, as we ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger. You can make your voice heard by joining us for a 5k run or low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages.

When you're finished running or walking, be sure to take a break and checkout the wide variety of fun activities and entertainment at our family festival!

If you can't drag yourself out of bed that early on Saturday morning, go ahead and sleep-in!  Just don't forget to register to Snore for ROAR.

All proceeds from the event will help raise much-needed funds for research and programs to help kids at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Online Registration is now closed.  Registration is available at the Packet Pick-up session listed below as well as on race day morning.


There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.



5K Run

Participants can opt to run in the 5k road race. (Exact course description to come soon.) There will be a water stop at the halfway point. Awards will be given to the top three overall males and females, and the first place males and females in the following age groups: 10 and under; 11-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over. Check-in and registration begin at 7:00 a.m. The race will start at 8:00 a.m.

Low Mileage Fun Walk

Our low mileage fun walk will begin immediately following the start of the 5k race at 8:00 a.m. and all families are encouraged to participate! The distance will be less than one mile and will take place both on and off a paved road.

Family Festival

Whether you want to stop by after your run or walk, or spend your whole day at the festival, the Family Festival has something for everyone! There will be music and family friendly entertainment including face painting and a balloon artist. Additionally, there will be many children's activities including a coloring station, a bean-bag toss, oversized croquet, and much, much more! Oregon Ridge Park is home to one of the area's best enclosed playgrounds that you will be able to take advantage of during the event. This year's event will once again feature the ROAR for Kids Mascot Challenge! Join us from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. to experience all the excitement of the Family Festival!


Can't quite drag yourself out of bed that early on a Saturday, but still want to support ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger? Register that you'd rather Snore than ROAR and we'll send you a commemorative t-shirt!

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21045

Race Day:  Onsite Starting at 6:30 AM


Please click here for directions to Oregon Ridge Park.


One of the most important aspects of ROAR for Kids is our volunteers. Their participation is crucial to our success. Without the 100+ individuals who volunteer their time we would not be able to host the event. All volunteers receive a free event day shirt. There are three major volunteer categories: 5k run, family festival, and general event day operations. By joining the other community volunteers who operate the event and provide just a few hours of their time, you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of children whose lives are diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Click here to register >

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