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Donate Life Family Fun Run 5K

  • Camden Yards (Lots A, B, & C) Baltimore, MD (map)

Online Registration is now CLOSED, but it's not too late to register! You can register and pick-up your bib and race t-shirt on-site on race day morning.

The Donate Life Family Fun Run has been celebrating the lives of donors and transplant recipients for 9 years. A 5k run and walk, our goal is to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation and celebrate the generosity of donors and their families. Proceeds from the Donate Life Family Fun Run benefit The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland’s community outreach and education efforts, as well as our aftercare program and workshops for donor families.

Each year, donor families and friends, transplant recipients, living donors, hospital partners, and supporters of our mission come together as a community and participate in the Donate Life Family Fun Run. In addition to raising funds the Fun Run is a great way to celebrate life, second chances, and the generosity of organ, eye, and tissue donors. Join us to run, walk, or simply to celebrate the incredible community of Marylanders who support life and hope through donation.

In 2017, we are excited to continue our post-race traditions. Participants are encouraged to stay for an after-party featuring music, food trucks* and a picnic area, along with some of our annual features (sponsor booths, Why We Walk, T-Shirt Row, etc). We are excited for the opportunity to get to know our participants and really have time to talk and meet with each other after the race. We hope you'll join us!


Adults 13 & over: $25 through 9/3; $30 at packet pick-up and on race day

Youth 5-12: $15 through 9/3; $20 at packet pick-up and on race day

Child 4 & younger: Free

Virtual (all ages): $25

Registration fees include a Family Fun Run t-shirt, bib, and timing chip for all registrants with the exception of children 4 and under. Free child registration includes the option to purchase a race t-shirt for $10. While registration is free for children 4 and under, they are required to register if they will be on the race course at any time. Virtual Participation registrations include a race shirt that will be mailed after the race date.

*All participants on the race course must be registered, including children 4 & younger. Online Registration Closes 9/3/2017 at 11:59pm EST

Race Information

Packet Pick Up

We strongly encourage you to pick up your bib, t-shirt, and timing chip in advance so you don't have to wait in line on race day. Due to increased participation in the Donate Life Family Fun Run, Team Captains are NO LONGER ALLOWED to pick up their entire team's packets. You ARE allowed to pick up packets for immediate family members (in the same household) - OR - one other participant's packet with advance written permission (a signed note from the participant acknowledging who will be picking up their packet).

2017 Packet Pick Up Dates & Locations:

If you do not pick up your packet in advance, registration and packet pick-up begin on race day at 7am in Lot C.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am: Registration & Check-In Begins

8:40 am: Pre-Race Warm Up

9:00 am: Start of 5K Race

9:10 am: Start of 1K Walk

10:30 am: Awards & Post-Race Festivities

Race Day Activities

Kids Tent: Before and after the race, children of all ages are welcome to take part in our free kids games and face painting in the Kids Tent. 

Team Photo Station: We encourage all our Fun Run teams to take a group photo! All pictures will be shared via social media and made available for download online.

T-Shirt Row: Honor the gift of life at T-Shirt Row! We encourage all participants to customize their race t-shirt, whether you choose to honor your loved one who was a donor, celebrate a transplant recipient's second chance, or simply support your Fun Run team! If you would like to participate, please be sure to ask for an extra t-shirt and packet pick-up and bring the extra customized t-shirt to hang. 

Merchandise Tent: Want to show your support for donation? Visit our merchandise tent for t-shirts, headbands, shoelaces, cups, bracelets, magnets, hats, and much more! All proceeds come directly back to The LLF.
Sponsored Booths: Show our sponsors some love! Check out the sponsored booths for information and giveaways.

Food Trucks and Picnic Area: Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local food trucks throughout the event. Participants are also welcome to bring their own food and beverages to enjoy in our picnic area. Plan on sticking around after the race to enjoying the music, food, drinks and (hopefully) the warm weather!

Donor Family Tent: Supporting our generous donor families is at the heart of our event. Visit our Donor Family Tent to speak with members of our Family Services team and pick up donor family resources and giveaways.

Why We Walk: Messages and Memories Honoring Those Touched by Donation and Transplantation: The Why We Walk installation is one of the most meaningful experiences of the event.  It is a place for participants to display messages, pictures, and memories for all to see. Whatever your connection to donation, please be sure to stop by our Why We Walk Tent and fill out a "The Reason I Walk..." message card to share. Message cards and photos will not be returned, so if you choose to include a photo, please do not use original photographs.

Community Outreach Tent: Be sure to stop by this tent for some fun giveaways and information about upcoming events and how you can help save lives through organ and tissue donation.


It is not required for participants to create or join a team, but we encourage everyone to recruit friends and family to walk or run with them on a team. If you would like to join an already existing team, please email and we can help you find a team.

Race T-Shirts

All registered participants receive a free Family Fun Run t-shirt. Each year, more and more teams customize their t-shirts in honor of a loved one or to celebrate the gift of life. In the past we have seen many creative and touching designs and we continue to keep one side of the race t-shirt blank to allow this tradition to continue. Some teams choose to use different shirts completely and we welcome anything teams or individuals would like to do.

We invite everyone to show off your creativity on T-shirt Row! If you choose to customize your team's shirts, please be sure to request an extra t-shirt at packet pick-up and bring an extra customized shirt to display.


Free race day parking is available in Lots A, B, and C. The approximate address for GPS directions is 405 W Lee St, Baltimore, MD 21201. Parking attendants will direct you to the nearest available spot. We highly recommend that participants park before 8:30 am as police will be closing off nearby roads for the race. Arrive early to grab a coffee from a food truck and hear from our inspirational speakers!

Prizes & Awards

Fundraising Prizes

$1000+ Raised - Individuals and Team Captains of teams who raise $1000 or more will receive a Family Fun Run embroidered jacket.

All donations must be received by October 31st, 2017 to be considered for an incentive item. Prizes will be mailed three to six weeks after donation totals are calculated.

Race Awards

Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place overall mall and female finishers, as well as the top female and male finishers in each age category. To see the complete breakdown of categories click here.

Beneficiary: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland

The Living Legacy Foundation facilitates the donation and recovery of human organs and tissues for transplantation and research. We provide advocacy, family support, public and professional education, and are committed to organizational excellence to enhance the organ and tissue donation and distribution processes.

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Thank you to our sponsors

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