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Kids XC Series - The Children's Home

  • The Children's Home 205 Bloomsbury Avenue Catonsville, MD, 21228 United States (map)

This Sunday's Kids XC race has changed locations! This weekends Kids XC race will be held at "The Children's Home" in Catonsville (205 Bloomsbury Ave, Catonsville, MD).

The Charm City Run Kids X-Country Series presented by Saucony consists of seven races for girls and boys 12 and under. While top runners in each group win medals, the series is intended to be a fun, non-competitive, family-friendly introduction to running and all runners will "win" ribbons. Parents are welcome to run with their kids to encourage them and perhaps get a little exercise themselves!

New for 2019 - attend the Saturday packet pick-ups prior to the race to get your race bib, optional shirt AND Saucony tote bag! Bags are only available at these Saturday pick-ups, not on race day.

There are seven races in the series:

Gilman School - September 8th - (5407 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD) - 3:30PM

The Children’s Home - September 15th - (205 Bloomsbury Ave, Catonsville, MD) - 3:30PM

Loyola Blakefield - September 22nd - (500 Chestnut Ave., Towson, MD) - 3:30PM

Annapolis Towne Centre - September 29th - (1910 Towne Centre Boulevard, Annapolis, MD) - 3:30PM

River Hill High School - October 6th - (12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD) - 3:30PM

Sparks Elementary - October 13th - (601 Belfast Road, Sparks, MD) - 3:30PM

Baltimore Locust Point - October 20th - (2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD) - 3:30PM

All participants will receive a ribbon, and the top three girls and boys in each age group will receive a medal.


$6 pre-race registration
$10 on race day
$35 registration for all seven events.

Charm City Run XC T-shirts will be available for an additional $10.

Click here for a downloadable registration form.

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



Saturday, September 14th from 12PM-2PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Dr
Columbia MD 21045

On-site pre-race starting at 2:00PM.


2019 Kids XC Race Premium


4 & under: Quarter mile
5 & 6: Half mile
7 & 8: Half mile
9 & 10: Half mile
11 & 12: One mile

4 & Under race begins at 3:30 PM.
Each age group race will begin concluding the finish of the prior age group.

**participants may run a different distance then specified for age (please specify distance during registration process)


It is great to see kids be active, healthy and get support from family and friends while doing it. However, there's still an alarming issue regarding childhood obesity. Our sponsor partner, Saucony, supports the Run4Good Foundation, which raises awareness, funds and provides funding for programs to fight this issue.


Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.


Please no baby joggers, strollers, 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 number to another participant.

Thank you to our sponsors

Earlier Event: September 15
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Later Event: September 19
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