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Charm City Crab Run 5K

  • Rash Field Inner Harbor Baltimore MD (map)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Packet Pick-up Session listed below as well as on-site on race day morning.

Join us on Saturday, June 23RD, at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor as we celebrate summer in CRAB-TASTIC style.  The Charm City Crab Run 5K race will start and end in Baltimore’s beautiful INNER HARBOR.  As you finish your race you will find yourself immersed in the largest Crab & Beer Festival in Charm City with over 50 beers to choose from along with Food Trucks, Arts & Crafts, and enjoy the sounds of live music on the Main Stage.  If you’d like to eat crabs you can purchase them ala carte or select the VIP - All You Care To Eat Option.  Teams are encouraged and we’ll have a costume contest.  All runners are welcome to stay at the Festival through the first session (11am – 3pm).  Get Crackin’ and Get Runnin’ cause this will be the CRABBIEST part of your Summer. Join us today – entries are limited.


Entry Fee: $55 On-Site / $49 Advance

Includes: Entry into the race, Unisex fit Souvenir T-Shirt, Souvenir Mug, Unlimited Beer from 11am-3pm at the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival Session 1 and live music.

VIP Entry Fee: $115 On-Site / $109 Advance with All You Can Eat Crabs

Includes: Entry into the race, Unisex fit Souvenir T-Shirt, Souvenir Mug, Souvenir Mallet, Entry into the VIP Area with guaranteed communal seating under a tent, Unlimited Beer & Crabs, Corn on the cob, Cole slaw and potato chips from 11am-3pm at the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival Session 1 and live music.

Online registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 or when race capacity has been met. Only 1,000 runners will be able to register!

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


Packet Pick-Ups

Pre-Race Packet Pick-up Friday June 22 from 2pm-7pm at Charm City Run at McHenry Row & Race Day Packet Pickup 8am at the Event Entrance Rash Field Inner Harbor.

NOTE: If you wish for someone else to pick up your packet for you, they must present a written note of permission from you.


Course is flat and takes place along the promenade of Batimore's Inner Harbour.

Click here to view course map.


Directions to Rash Field, Baltimore Rash Field is conveniently located next to the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. Rash Field is accessible from I-95 and I-295 from the south, I-95 and I-83 from the north, and I-70 to the west. Light rail and MARC Trains stop at Camden Yards, only five blocks away from Rash Field

From the NORTH:

I-95 South to Baltimore. Once you pass through the Fort McHenry Toll Facility, go through the far right tube of the tunnel, and stay in right lane. Once you emerge from the tunnel, the Key Highway exit (#55) is immediately on the right. Take the exit and move to the right lane. Make a right at the traffic light onto Key Highway. Follow Key Highway to Rash Field, which will be on your right.

From the SOUTH:

I-95 North to Baltimore. Follow the sign to Downtown Baltimore. Take the exit to I-395. Follow the signs to the Inner Harbor downtown area. Turn right onto Conway Street. Follow Conway Street to Light Street. Turn right onto Light Street, move to the furthest left lane, and follow to the traffic light at Key Highway. Bear left onto Key Highway (it's not a straight-across intersection). Rash Field will be on your left immediately after the Maryland Science Center.


Cash awards to the top twomen and women in the 5K division. Costume awards will be also awarded: 



Unisex T-shirts. After capacity has been met, a t-shirt is no longer included!


Will receive entry to the post-race party. Volunteers should check in on race day at Rash Field – Inner Harbor! To volunteer please email 


Live music and awards will be hosted by the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival on the main stage at Rash Field – Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. All runners 21 & Over WILL need proper identification to redeem their souvenir mug after the finish line.


Strollers are permitted on the course, however we ask that for safety reasons you line up at the back of the pack. NO DOGS ALLOWED. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant. A water station will be available mid-course and at the finish line.


If you are interested in sponsoring The Charm City Crab Run, please contact Sarah Linzey at  


The Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization formed and operated for the purpose of providing supper and promoting education for children and adults with a mental and physical disability.

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For other questions or more information please email