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Kids XC Series - Friends School (previously Gilman School)

  • Friends School of Baltimore 5114 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD, 21210 United States (map)

Previously Gilman School

The Charm City Run Kids X-Country Series 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!

There are seven races in the series:

Catonsville High School - September 16th - (421 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, MD) - 3:30PM

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

River Hill High School - October 7th - (12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD) - 3:30PM

Sparks Elementary - October 14th - (601 Belfast Road, Sparks, MD) - 3:30PM

Baltimore Latrobe Park - October 21st - (1627 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD) - 3:30PM

Loyola Blakefield -October 28th (rain make-up date) - (500 Chestnut Ave., Towson, MD) - 3:30PM

Friends School (previously Gilman School) - November 11th - (5114 N Charles St, 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
$8 on race day
$35 registration for all seven events.

Charm City Run XC T-shirts will be available for an additional $8.

Please click here for a printable registration form. 

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


Registration/Packet Pick-up Schedule:

Packet Pick-up will occur Sunday on-site pre-race starting at 2:00PM.

Race Day Schedule of Events

2:00: On-site Registration/packet pick-up begins
3:20: Warm-up
3:30: Race Begins. Each age group race will begin concluding the finish of the prior age group.

Age Group Distance

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

**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

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