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9th Annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk

  • Roland Park Country School 5204 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21210 United States (map)
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Join us for the 9th Annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk. Grab your family, co-workers, neighbors and friends for this exciting community event. Be sure to stay for the Post-Race Celebration with awards, games, massages, refreshments, snacks, face painting, and a photo booth. Proceeds from the race will benefit The Fund for Roland Park Country School.


$30 early bird registration through May 31
$35 registration through November 9
$10 for children ages 4-12
FREE for children 3 and under (no shirt)
$40 race day registration
$25 Family Fun Walk

All runners registered by October 23 will receive a premium cotton blend long sleeve shirt. Children ages 4 to 12 will receive a cotton shirt with the option to upgrade. Shirts NOT guaranteed after this date.

Cotton blend shirts available a-la-carte including YOUTH sizes. ($15)

Not an early bird? You can still support the event. Sleep in and stay at home!
Register as a SLEEPY PEPPER by October 23, pay the above fees and get a shirt.

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form.

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



Sunday, November 10, 2019
Race day registration at RPCS starting at 7:30 a.m.
Team Pictures 8:10 a.m.
Warm-up 8:15 a.m.
5K 8:30 a.m.
Family Fun Walk 8:35 a.m. 
Post-Race Celebration/Awards


Friday, November 8
Roland Park Country School Athletic Complex
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 9
Charm City Run – Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Create a Team
Gather family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, classmates and others to create a team! Choose a team name – be creative! Teams with 20 or more participants will have the team name included on the back of the run shirts. Please note there will NOT be separate team shirts. The largest overall team will be recognized at the Post-Race Celebration and the team name will be engraved on the Red Hot Run trophy permanently on display at RPCS. The largest RPCS team will have a team picture featured in the spring Laurel Leaf. Team members must be registered by October 23 to qualify for the shirts. NO ADDITIONS OR CHANGES AFTER THIS DATE.

Please note that team pictures will be taken prior to the race at 8:10 am.

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5K Run Only (Family Fun Walk is untimed)
Awards will be given to the top three male/female overall finishers and the top male/female finishers in each of the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Awards will also be given to the top male/female employee, top male/female RPCS parent, top alumna and top RPCS student. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR MULTIPLE CATEGORIES, YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE FOR AWARD PURPOSES. ONLY THOSE WHO MAKE A SELECTION AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

There will be a special memento for all children ages 12 and under who are registered by October 23 regardless of whether they are registered for the 5K or the Family Fun Walk.


Get out your festive RPCS red. Be creative! The participant showcasing the most SPIRITED outfit will be recognized at the Post-Race Celebration and a picture of the winner will be included on the 2020 Red Hot Run poster!


Post-run celebration with awards, games, massages, refreshments, snacks, face painting, and a photo booth so you can walk away with a special keepsake from the event! All runners registered by October 23 will receive a premium cotton blend long sleeve shirt. Children ages 4 to 12 will receive a cotton shirt with the option to upgrade. Shirts NOT guaranteed after this date. Water stop and mile markers along the course. Race bags will be distributed to the first 200 adult participants at packet pick-up sessions and on race day while supplies last.


Course description below. Bold text is also the Family Fun Walk route:

Start- On Roland Ave at the entrance to RPCS.
LEFT- Into Seminary entrance
Continue through driveway to exit
RIGHT on Northern Parkway
RIGHT on Roland Ave
RIGHT into Seminary N entrance
LEFT onto Seminary S entrance
RIGHT on Roland Ave (Fun Walk turns Right to finish at RPCS entrance)

RIGHT on Kenwood Rd
RIGHT on Goodwood Gardens
LEFT on Club Rd
RIGHT on Deepdene Rd
LEFT on Roland Ave (Near, SB Lane)
LEFT into RPCS entrance to Finish

Please note that NO dogs are permitted. Strollers are allowed in both the Family Fun Walk and 5K, but we ask that all those in the 5K line up behind the runners.


How can you get involved? There are many different opportunities and positions available. Please consider serving as a volunteer and sign-up by clicking here.

For more information about the event, contact Katy Spencer in the Development Office at 410.323.5500 x3122 or


At Roland Park Country School, we believe that young women who build each other up will thrive. There’s no hurdle too high for an RPCS girl because she has the collective support of her community lifting her toward her goals. While this spirit sets us apart from other schools, it’s the effect on our graduates that’s so remarkable: Roland Park Country School students develop a profound understanding of who they are and how to lead together to impact the world. 

Roland Park Country School is an independent school for girls in Grades K-12, with a coed preschool (Little Reds) for children 6 weeks through 5 years. Proceeds from the Red Hot Run support The Fund for Roland Park Country School. The money raised will immediately be put to work enhancing programs, supporting faculty, and giving our students the tools they need to dream big.

Miles for Mothers

The RPCS Red Hot Run goes global! This year, we have partnered with Jhpiego's Miles for Mothers (a Johns Hopkins University affiliate) to raise funds to provide lifesaving medical equipment and supplies to displaced mothers and children in South Sudan. The needs in South Sudan are overwhelming and ensuring mothers and children are receiving adequate care is a daily challenge. Here's how you can get involved! Register for the Red Hot Run (registration fee goes to RPCS) and then create your own fundraising page on the Miles for Mothers site or donate in support of someone else as you raise funds for this important effort! Gifts of all sizes make an impact. 100% of your donation goes directly to this project. For more information and to connect with the Miles for Mothers site, click here.

We would like to thank our 2019 Sponsors