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10th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5K Run and Walk

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

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Join us for a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Your participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling service and other necessary support services for homeless women and children.


Adult 5K - $35 ($40 after September 20)

Adult 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk - $35 ($40 after September 20)

Child (Under 12) 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk - $20

There are no refunds or transfers of registration fees permitted for this event. 

Do you want to add $20 to your registration and sponsor a Marian House Woman for the race? You can choose to do so during the registration process.

Each participant, regardless of age, must complete an entry form and sign a release.

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form.

There are no refunds or transfers of registration fees permitted for this event. 



Thursday, September 27th from 3PM-7PM
Marian House
949 Gorsuch Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218

Friday, September 28th from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Race-Day Registration
Starting at 7:30 a.m. 
Family Race Village at Lake Montebello


Each of the first 500 registered adults receives a Marian House 5K tech T-shirt, and each registered child receives a cotton T-shirt (while supplies last).  Hang out afterwards at the Family Race Village for food, entertainment and awards in many categories.  Fun for the whole family!

On-course water stations, on-site medical assistance, and porta-potties will be provided.

Performance shirts guaranteed for first 500 adult registrants.  Shirts are fitted; order one size up if you prefer a loose fit.  Requested size is not guaranteed.


Begins at Baltimore’s Lake Montebello, goes to Marian House on Gorsuch Avenue, and ends at Lake Montebello.  The Family Fun Run will be one mile around the lake.

For the safety of all participants, NO roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, scooters, or bicycles are permitted in either event. Strollers are allowed.


Performance awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.


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 prior to registering.


An independent nonprofit organization located in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore City, Marian House provides housing and comprehensive support services to women who are homeless and/or recovering from addiction.  We strive to help women move from dependence to independence.

To volunteer or for questions, please contact Marian House at 410-467-4246.