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Kids XC Series - Gilman School

  • Gilman School 5407 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21210 United States (map)

Gilman School

The Charm City Run Kids X-Country Series presented by Saucony consists of seven races for girls and boys 12 and under. While top runners in each group win medals, the series is intended to be a fun, non-competitive, family-friendly introduction to running and all runners will "win" ribbons. Parents are welcome to run with their kids to encourage them and perhaps get a little exercise themselves!

New for 2019 - attend the Saturday packet pick-ups prior to the race to get your race bib, optional shirt AND Saucony tote bag! Bags are only available at these Saturday pick-ups, not on race day.

There are seven races in the series:

Gilman School - September 8th - (5407 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD) - 3:30PM

The Children’s Home - September 15th - (205 Bloomsbury Ave, Catonsville, MD) - 3:30PM

Loyola Blakefield - September 22nd - (500 Chestnut Ave., Towson, MD) - 3:30PM

Annapolis Towne Centre - September 29th - (1910 Towne Centre Boulevard, Annapolis, MD) - 3:30PM

River Hill High School - October 6th - (12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD) - 3:30PM

Sparks Elementary - October 13th - (601 Belfast Road, Sparks, MD) - 3:30PM

Baltimore TBA - October 20th - (1627 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD) - 3:30PM

All participants will receive a ribbon, and the top three girls and boys in each age group will receive a medal.

Entry Fees: 

$6 pre-race registration
$10 on race day
$35 registration for all seven events.

Charm City Run XC T-shirts will be available for an additional $10.

Click here for a downloadable registration form.

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


Registration/Packet Pick-up Schedule:

Saturday, September 7th from 12PM-2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Rd
Baltimore MD 21093

On-site pre-race starting at 2:00PM.


2019 Kids XC Race Premium

Age Group Distance

4 & under: Quarter mile
5 & 6: Half mile
7 & 8: Half mile
9 & 10: Half mile
11 & 12: One mile

4 & Under race begins at 3:30 PM.
Each age group race will begin concluding the finish of the prior age group.

**participants may run a different distance then specified for age (please specify distance during registration process)


It is great to see kids be active, healthy and get support from family and friends while doing it. However, there's still an alarming issue regarding childhood obesity. Our sponsor partner, Saucony, supports the Run4Good Foundation, which raises awareness, funds and provides funding for programs to fight this issue.


The Kids XC Series is a rain or shine event, and the race will go on as planned unless thunder and/or lightning is detected at race time, or other extreme weather is present. Standard practice is to wait 30 minutes after lightning or thunder is detected to begin the race. If after waiting 1 hour we still have lightning and/or thunder in the area will will be forced to cancel the race. Unfortunately, race registration fees cannot be refunded. 

Event Guidelines:

Please no baby joggers, strollers, roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your number to another participant.

Thank you to our sponsors