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Sowebo Landmark 5k Run/Walk 2017

  • Union Square Park W. Lombard St. & S. Stricker St. Baltimore, MD (map)

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

Race Start: 9:00AM

Step up and join us as we celebrate the 6th Annual Sowebo Landmark 5k on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Sowebo Landmark 5K aims to unite neighbors, families, schools, and local resources to empower our youth to be active, eat well, and lead healthy lives.

At the intersection of healthy living and diverse community engagement, this 6th Annual 5K run/walk highlights the best of Southwest Baltimore’s communities, parks, people, and landmarks. The family friendly 5k run/walk, begins in Union Square Park and runs past Hollins Market, through the B&O Railroad Museum and down into Carroll Park and culminates back in Union Square.

Sowebo community residents have teamed up with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development (CCYD) and the Southwest Baltimore Charter School (SBCS) to stand up and get moving. Are you ready to step up?

Entry Fees

$30 from July 1 – September 26, 2017

Race day registration is from 7:30 to 8:45AM and the fee is $35.

Child Registrations: Any child under the age of 16 may run for free. All participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Please click here for a printable registration form.  

The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Race Information

Packet pick-up

Thursday September 28, 4PM-7PM
Saturday September 30, 10AM-12PM

Location: Charm City Run, McHenry Row
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore 21230

Race-day Packet Pickup (onsite):

7:30am-8:45am, behind the registration table

Steuart Hill Academy
30 S Gilmor St, Baltimore 21223


Run/Walk will start at Union Square Park and winds through and around Southwest Baltimore landmarks including Hollins Market, B&O Railroad Museum and Mount Clare Mansion in Carroll Park and finishes up back in Union Square Park in front of the Mencken House.


Sowebo Landmark 5K T-shirts will be provided to all paid 5K participants and youth participants. Medals and gift certificates to top finishers in many age categories. Several awards will be given out for the 5K. There will be a post-race celebration with food and beverages provided. Medals to all youth finishers.


Street parking is available around Union Square (the race start) and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Event Guidelines

No dogs, skateboards, rollerblades/rollerskates, or scooters are allowed on the course.