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The 11th Annual Fiesta 5K for ALS Research

  • MEX Baltimore located at Power Plant Live! 34 Market Street Baltimore, MD (map)

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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2017 Fiesta 5K for ALS Research.  The race will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Power Plant Live! in Baltimore. Proceeds will benefit the groundbreaking research efforts of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.  The Fiesta 5K is the signature event of the Robert Packard Center and has become one of the largest runs in Baltimore. Last year we welcomed over 65 teams, 1,400 participants and raised over $240,000. This year we hope to grow it even more and we need your help!


$40 (includes an official race t-shirt)
$10 Kids 8 and under

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form

Click here for a donation form

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



Race Day
Onsite starting at 6:30AM


The 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) course begins and ends in downtown Baltimore. For the safety of our runners, the 5K race course is closed to bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, and pets. Wheelchairs and baby joggers/strollers are welcome in the non-competitive 5K walk. No pets please.  To see the course description, click here.


The overall best time male and female runners will receive awards. Awards will also be presented to the top female and male runners in each age group: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Official chip timing and scoring of the race is by Charm City Run Events.

Awards will also be given to the top individual fundraiser, the top team fundraiser, and the team with the most participants. Awards ceremony following the race.


T-shirts available to first 1,000 registrants only (online).  To guarantee a t-shirt, please consider pre-registering. Mile markers and water station on the course; splits provided at 1- and 2- mile marks. Post-race refreshments and snacks provided to all participants and volunteers.


All proceeds from the Fiesta 5K will benefit the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. The Center is the only international research organization dedicated solely to the disease. We bring together the best scientists, from a variety of disciplines, in an environment that removes barriers to collaboration and enables shared innovation. We drive new ways of thinking about ALS and help identify drug therapies to slow its progression. 


The Fiesta 5K attracts participants from all over the country. If you are from out of town and looking for a place to stay, you can visit the official tourism site for Baltimore. Here you will also find information on the best that the city has to offer including shopping, dining, and local attractions.  

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