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8th Annual Run Wild for Autism 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk

  • Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (map)

Come Run Wild for Autism with us at our 8th Annual 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk!

Join over 1,500 attendees at this family-friendly event to benefit Pathfinders for Autism! Professionally managed by Charm City Run, this 5K course meanders through The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the adjacent Druid Hill Park. There is also a 1 Mile Fun Run and Walk, allowing for athletes of all levels to participate. 


ENTRY FEES

All registrations include access to the post-race celebration with refreshments, animal ambassadors, music, children’s activities, autism information, awards, and FREE admission to the Zoo! 5k registrations include chipped race entry.

Upgraded performance T-shirts available!

Standard Registration (closes 9/21) 
$35 Adults
$20 Youth (13 to 17)
Children 12 and under FREE, with registered adult

Upgraded Registration (closes 8/31) - performance T-shirts
$40 Adults
$30 Youth (13 to 17)
$10 Children 12 and under FREE, with registered adult

Walk-In Registration*
$40 Adults
$25 Youth (13 to 17)
Children 12 and under FREE, with registered adult

*Walk-in registrants are NOT guaranteed race giveaway items.

Set up a team page to recruit team members and raise money. Online registration requires a unique email for each participant.

YOU CANNOT ADD A PARTICIPANT TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND MUST REGISTER EACH PARTICIPANT INDIVIDUALLY.

For individuals without an email address (such as children), there are several options:

Download this form and mail it in with check. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Register by phone by calling 443-330-5370. Please refer to the downloadable form for registration information needed for each participant.


RACE INFORMATION


PACKET PICK-UP

Wednesday, September 26th  •  9am – 7pm
Pathfinders for Autism
303 International Cir Suite 110
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Thursday, September 27th   •   4pm – 7pm
Charm City Run Bel Air
126 S Main St #2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Saturday, September 29th  •  10am – 1pm
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Rd #2
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day
Beginning at 7:00am at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
 


EVENT SCHEDULE 

7:00-8:00am:  Registration (outside Main Gate)
8:30am:  Race
9:00-11:00am:  Post-Race Activities at Waterfowl Pavilion
Zoo Gates Open at 10:00am


AMENITIES

- 5K Run through the Maryland Zoo and Druid Hill Park
- 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk through the Maryland Zoo
- Professionally Managed Race by Charm City Run
- Post-race awards ceremony
- Games, activities, Animal Ambassadors, and more
- Give-away items
- Post-race snacks
- PLUS SPECIAL RACE DAY ZOO ADMISSION: individuals registered for the race will be able to access the Zoo free of charge on race day. Zoo passes may be picked up on Race Day at check-in. 


AWARDS

Top 3 Male Finishers
Top 3 Female Finishers
Top Male Finisher in the following age brackets: 1-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Top Female Finisher in the following age brackets: 1-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


COURSE

The race will start and end at the Maryland Zoo. The course will meander through Druid Hill Park after completing a loop through the zoo.
View the official 2018 Course Map!


WEATHER & EVENT CANCELLATION

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 events@charmcityrun.com prior to registering.


DIRECTIONS

Visit the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's website for GPS coordinates, Zoo map, and more Parking - free to all attendees, please park at the main Zoo entrance


VOLUNTEERING AT RUN WILD

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Beth Bartholme at  mbartholme@pathfindersforautism.org or 443-330-5370. 


SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Become an event sponsor and promote your business to hundreds of attendees while supporting a great cause. 

Get your company to put together a corporate team and receive 30 Standard entries for the race (includes chip timing, T-shirts, Zoo admission, giveaways, and refreshments)  


EVENT GUIDELINES

All runners and walkers are welcome to use strollers.  Per the Zoo's policy, no pets are allowed.


BENEFICIARY: Pathfinders for Autism

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Pathfinders for Autism is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families. The organization was founded in 2000 by the parents of children with autism, including Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer William "B.J." Surhoff and his wife Polly Winde Surhoff. Their mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and the people who care for them.

Pathfinders for Autism programs offer:

  • Resource Center with caring, knowledgeable staff to assist individuals, families and professionals in finding the information and services they need.

  • Public awareness about autism and its effect on individuals, families and society

  • Training on pertinent topics by regional experts for individuals, parents and professionals

  • Free recreational opportunities that allow the entire family to enjoy a fun outing in an inclusive environment with modest accommodations.


BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONOSRS

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