The 10th Annual Fiesta 5K for ALS Research

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

We are back!  Join us on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 for the 10th Annual Fiesta 5K for ALS Research at the Power Plant Live! in downtown Baltimore.  The event helps support the Robert Packard Center.  Since its founding in 2000, the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins has remained the only international scientific operation dedicated solely to curing ALS, a motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Packard's approach is unique in that they combine real scientific collaboration and research with fundraising for the development of new treatments.

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


$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.



Friday, May 6th from 11:30AM-6PM
MEX Baltimore located at the Power Plant Live!
34 Market Street
Baltimore, MD

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.


All paid participants will receive a race t-shirt (t-shirts available to first 1,800 registrants only).  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 competitive 5K runners will have time chip scoring. Time chip scoring will not be offered to 5K walkers.


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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