2nd Annual The Urban Children Foundation 1 Mile Run/Walk

  • Fort McHenry Baltimore, MD

This is a one mile, point-to-point course through Historic Fort McHenry Park. The course is generally flat and features spectacular views of the Baltimore Harbor. This is a the only 1 mile race offered in Baltimore City and a USATF certified course.


Registration for the race is $25 through May 31, and increases to $30 until June 28th.

Race Day registration is $35.

Printable registration form coming soon.

Race day registration will be available at the parking lot outside of the Fort.

*Entry fee in nonrefundable*

Race Information


Fort McHenry is the sight that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem which became known as the Star Spangled Banner during the Battle of Baltimore against British troops back in September 13-14, 1814. Admission into the Fort is FREE for 15 year old and younger and $10 for anyone 16 and older. Fort McHenry opens at 9 a.m.

Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration

Race Day from 6:30AM-7:30AM

Parking lot outside of the Fort


The one miler in is a loop through Fort McHenry along the sea wall.


Each participant will receive a medal for finishing. Top three males and females overall; Top male and female following age groups: 10 and under; 11-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; & 70+; Top three Clydesdales (200lbs+); Top three Athenas (170lbs+) and Top three finishers in the walk will receive an additional award.


Limited Parking will be available just outside the Fort from 6 a.m. to noon. Carpooling is encouraged or use of public transportation.

Beneficiary: The Urban Children Foundation

Mission Statement: To provide Baltimore nonprofit and community based organizations funds and/or material resources such transportation, equipment, uniforms, and participation fees for extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and other visual and performing arts. Every child should have the opportunity to access, participate and experience these activities.


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.