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Donate Life Family Fun Run 5K

  • Camden Yards Sports Complet (Lots B & C) Baltimore, MD (map)
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The Donate Life Family Fun Run has been celebrating the lives of donors and transplant recipients for eleven 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.


ENTRY FEES

Race Registration Fees 4/1-4/30:

  • Ages 13 and over: $20

  • Ages 5-12: $10

  • Ages 0-4: Free

  • Virtual: $20

Race Registration Fees 5/1-9/8:

  • Ages 13 and over: $25

  • Ages 5-12: $15

  • Ages 0-4: Free

  • Virtual: $25

Race Registration Fees 9/9-9/14:

  • Ages 13 and over - $30

  • Ages 5-12 - $20

  • Ages 0-4 - Free

  • Virtual: $30

In-person Race Day registration is available on September 14th from 7 AM to 8:45 AM. Please note increased registration fees above.


Race Information


Packet Pickup

We strongly encourage you to pick up your race packet (bib and t-shirt) in advance so you don't have to wait in line on race day. If you are a Virtual Participant, your t-shirt will be mailed to you. If you are a volunteer, you may pick up your t-shirt on race day.

  • No need to print anything out - just bring a photo ID to packet pickup. 

  • 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 or emailed note from the participant acknowledging who will be picking up their packet).

2019 Packet Pickup Dates and Locations

September 11, 2019 | 9 AM - 7 PM
The LLF Office
1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21227

September 12, 2019 | 12 - 7 PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Rd. #2
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

September 14, 2019 | 7 - 8:45 AM
Packet Pickup Tent
Donate Life Family Fun Run
Camden Yards Sports Complex


Unable to Pick Up Your Packet Before Race Day?

New for 2019, we are offering the option to have your race packet (bib and t-shirt) mailed to you prior to the race. 

  • This option is available for 5K and 1K participants of all ages for a fee of $5.

  • During your race registration, select the "Mail My Packet!" option. Please note, if you are registering multiple participants, you need to include the add-on for EACH participant.

  • If you have already registered for the Fun Run and would like to have your packet mailed, you may add the service here.

  • The race bib and t-shirt will be mailed via USPS to the address provided during registration by August 30, 2019.

  • This add-on option expires on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Anyone who registers after that date will need to utilize one of our three packet pickup locations (listed above).


Race Day Schedule

7:00 AM: Race-day registration and packet pickup begins

8:40 AM: Pre-race warmup

9:00 AM: Start of the 5K Race

9:10 AM: Start of the 1K Walk

10:30 AM: Presentation of top finisher awards


Race Day Activities

We're not just a 5K race - plan to stay after the race to enjoy all the activities the Family Fun Run has to offer! 

Stay for an after-race-party featuring music, food trucks and a picnic area, sponsor booths, Why We Walk, T-Shirt Row, kids activities, and more. 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!

Photo Booth
Get your photo taken in the photo booth! Teams and individuals welcome. Photos will be shared via The LLF's Facebook page and also made available for download online.

Food Trucks and Picnic Area
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local food trucks at the event. Participants are also welcome to bring their own food to enjoy in our picnic area.

Kids Tent
Children of all ages are welcome to take part in games and face painting at the Kids Tent.

Why We Walk
The Why We Walk tent 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 stop by this tent and fill out a "Why I Walk" card to share. Messages and photos will not be returned, so please do not use original photographs.

T-Shirt Row
Honor the gift of life at T-Shirt Row! Many participants of the Family Fun Run take part in a tradition of decorating their shirts in memory of their loved one who was a donor or in honor of a transplant recipient or living donor. Feel free to either decorate an extra shirt to display ahead of time or stop at the tent on race day to decorate your shirt.

Merchandise Tent
Want to wear your support of donation on your sleeve, literally? Stop at the merchandise tent for t-shirts, headbands, cups, bracelets, hats, and more! All proceeds come directly back to The LLF. Prefer to shop online before the race? Visit our online store.

Donor Family Tent
Supporting our 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.

Sponsor Booths
Show our generous sponsors some love! Visit the sponsor booths for information and giveaways.


Parking

  • Free race day parking is available in Lots B and C at Camden Yards Sports Complex. 

  • 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!


Top Finisher Prizes

The overall top three finishers in the following categories will receive a top finisher award and monetary prize:

  • Males (13 and over)

  • Females (13 and over)

  • Youth (5-12)

Top finisher awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each of the following age brackets:

  • 13-19

  • 20-29

  • 30-39

  • 40-49

  • 50-59

  • 60 and older


Course Map

The 5K race starts and finishes in the Camden Yards Sports Complex on Raven's Walk in Baltimore, MD. The course is a mostly-flat loop around M&T Bank Stadium and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

The race starts on Raven’s Walk and goes North towards Camden Yards and Lee St. Runners/walkers then proceed from Lee St. to Russell and then Hamburg, then make a loop around the industrial area near the stadium. After a straight away on Ostend St., the course goes around Solo Gibbs Park and back to Hamburg St. (for the one and only hill over the bridge!) and finally around M&T Bank Stadium before finishing on Ravens Walk.


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.


Beneficiary: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland

As the organ procurement organization (OPO) for Maryland (with the exception of Montgomery, Prince George's, and Charles Counties), The Living Legacy Foundation (The LLF) facilitates donation and transplantation in area hospitals, provides donor family support, and educates hospitals and the general public about the life-saving power of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

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