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St. James Academy Foxhound 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk presented by Growth Coach to benefit Paul's Place

  • St. James Academy 3100 Monkton Road Monkton, MD, 21111 United States (map)


Join us for the 1st Annual St. James Academy Foxhound 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk presented by Growth Coach on Saturday, April 1, 2017! Stick around for the post race festivities and refreshments. 

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Entry Fees


Family Fun Run:

Online Registration will close on Thursday, March 30th at midnight.

Please click here for a printable mail-in registration form.

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


Race Day Schedule

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up starting at 7:00 AM
Warm up - 8:15 AM
5K start -  8:30 AM
Family Fun Run/Walk - will start immediately following the 5K start

Packet Pick-Up and Registration

Race Day
Starting at 7:00 AM


Each participant that registered by March 1st will be guaranteed a unisex Under Armour t-shirt. Post race festivities and refreshments. Awards given to the top finishers. 

Each participant 

Post race food will include Chick Fil A, bagels from Bagel Works, and fruit from Class Produce. 


Graul's in Hereford will be donating water bottles. 


Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers and 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, 70 & over).


The course will complete a loop on the roads surrounding the St. James Academy Campus

Direction and Parking 

Parking will be on the St. James Academy campus. 

From 695 (Baltimore Beltway):                                                                 

Take the Dulaney Valley Road (Exit 27B) North
Continue on Dulaney Valley Road crossing the Loch Raven Resevoir then bear left onto Jarrettsville Pike
Continue on Jarrettsville Pike for approximately 6.5 miles.
Turn left onto Manor Road (4th traffic light after crossing the bridge)
Continue on Manor Road for approximately 2 miles passing the Manor Tavern on the right. Manor Road changes to Monkton Road at this point.
You will see the St. James Church steeple on the hill to the right. Enter the driveway on the right and follow it around to the school building’s main entrance.

From I-83 (Jones Falls Expressway):

Travel north to Mount Carmel Road (Exit 27)
Turn right at the stop sign onto Mount Carmel Road
Continue to the traffic light and turn right (south) onto York Road
Make an immediate left onto Monkton Road. The Hereford Methodist Church is on the corner.
Continue for 7 miles on Monkton Road. After crossing the NCR trail (about 4 miles along) make a hard right to remain on Monkton Road.
Continue on Monkton Road until you come to St. James Church and Academy on your left. Enter by the lower entrance and follow the driveway to the school building’s main entrance.

From Bel Air / Fallston:

Take Rt 152 (Mountain Road) toward Jarrettsville. Cross over Rt. 165 and continue on to Hess Road on the left.
Make a left onto Hess Road. Continue to the traffic light. Cross over Jarrettsville Pike and continue on Hess Road to the stop sign.
Turn right at the stop sign onto Monkton (Manor) Road
After passing the Manor Tavern, you will see the St. James Church steeple on the hill to the right. Enter the driveway follow it around to the school building’s main entrance.


If you are interested in becoming a race day volunteer please click here

About St. James Academy

St. James Academy is intentionally a K-8 school with a strong curriculum that builds upon each year, preventing gaps or holes and ensuring nine consistent years of academic preparation for success in high schools of choice and beyond. Activities in the classroom foster creativity and promote exploration. Lessons are built to encourage open-ended conversations, inquiry, and creativity while balancing the importance of developmental concepts and skills. The Academy is dedicated to providing a program of excellence while developing each student’s highest potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being. When a child joins the Academy, we welcome the whole family into our community. For more information please click here.


Paul's Place - Baltimore 

Paul’s Place is a leader for change, improving the quality of life, in several Southwest Baltimore communities. They provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth. For more than thirty years Paul’s Place, which began as a small soup kitchen in the basement of St. Paul the Apostle Church on Washington Boulevard, has been serving the community. Paul’s Place now offers more than two dozen services and programs to low-income individuals and families. They plan to continue to expand those programs and to partner with other organizations to improve the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore. Their long-standing relationship with students, teachers and parents from St. James is just one example of a mutually beneficial partnership.  

Each November, the Student Council at St. James asks the community to participate in a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The seventh grade class then delivers all of the collected items to Paul’s Place, where they volunteer their time preparing and serving food, as well as sorting clothing donations. The relationship between the two communities truly fosters the importance of giving. All of our students at SJA are reminded that every penny donated to Paul’s Place can change a life and that every minute given as a volunteer impacts someone. Each can of food fills a hungry stomach and gives hope.  Reaching out to others always makes a difference! 

Event Guidelines

Please no roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant.


Earlier Event: April 1
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