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5K for United Way

  • Eager Park 1044 North Durham Street Baltimore, MD, 21205 United States (map)

Johns Hopkins Medicine invites you to participate in the inaugural 5k for United Way, benefiting United Way of Central Maryland. In FY16, United Way’s housing programs aided 744 families who were at risk for eviction or facing homelessness, distributed 4.1 million meals to low-income families, and helped 432 individuals gain or improve jobs through employment services. In September 2017, United Way launched On Track 4 Success, an early warning education program that helps young students stay and succeed in school with the goal of graduating high school. By participating in this inaugural race, you are helping our neighbors in need by supporting United Way’s many programs that benefit our community.

Interested in sponsoring this inaugural event? Learn more here. 


$45 for 5K

$30 for 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run

If you are part of a fundraising team you will be asked to enter that after the registration process.

There are no refunds of entry given. This is a rain or shine event.

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form. 

**Donations and Team Fundraising: If you would like to make a donation or create a fundraising page (for yourself or for a team), you will be prompted to do so at the end of registration. To go directly to the donation portal, click here

***You may also be interested in supporting Johns Hopkins at the 3rd Annual Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive 5k and 1-Mile Walk on May 20. Click here to learn more and register.



Packet pick-up will be offered before the race and on race day. More details to come.


All pre-registered participants will receive a unisex performance t-shirt and will have access to the post-race celebration. We cannot guarantee t-shirt sizes and availability for those who register on race day.


The inaugural 5k for United Way race will start and finish at Eager Park, just two blocks north of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The course will be an out and back to Patterson Park including portions of Patterson Park.


Garage parking is available at the following East Baltimore campus garages on race day:

-        Caroline Garage

-        McElderry Garage

-        Rutland Garage

-        Washington Garage

Visit the Johns Hopkins Parking and Transportation website for garage locations.


On-site registration begins at 7 a.m.

5k race start: 8 a.m.

1-mile fun run start: 8:05 a.m.


Top overall male and female finisher

Top male and female finisher overall in the following age group categories:

·       19 and under

·       20-29

·       30-39

·       40-49

·       50-59

·       60-69

·       70-79

·       80+

Award for top individual fundraiser

Award for highest fundraising team


Proceeds from the inaugural 5k for United Way will benefit United Way of Central Maryland. United Way fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in every community in central Maryland. Visit their website to learn more.


No dogs/pets, bikes, roller blades or skates are permitted on the course. STROLLERS ARE WELCOME!! Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. This race is chip timed.


For more information, please contact Kathryn Stamps at or 410-322-3323.


If you would like to sponsor the inaugural United Way 5k, please review the sponsorship opportunities