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Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk

  • 635 West Lexington Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

Online registration is now CLOSED, but you can still register! Please contact the Ronald McDonald House (Lauren Olean or Debbie Hood) at 410-528-1010 x114 or x105 if you would like to register.

It’s our 8th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk! Join us on April 7th at 8:30 am as we take one last lap around our current neighborhood at Lexington Street. Help us reach our $400,000 fundraising goal as we celebrate the Happiest Day in Baltimore and get set to move into Our New House in Spring 2019!

There is only one Ronald McDonald House in the state of Maryland and we have been home to more than 35,000 families in the last thirty-six years. Each year, more than 1,500 families arrive at our doorstep in search of hope for a child battling a catastrophic illness or injury. Circumstances that bring our families here are unfortunate, challenging and often times tragic. Amidst the uncertainties and fears they face, we offer respite, normalcy, compassion and love.

We can’t make the medicine taste better, the shots hurt less or the treatments less painful. But each of us can affect the journey with love, hope, compassion and fun. With the love and support of Community, fear and despair coexist with Optimism and Joy at the Ronald McDonald House.


Register as an Individual:
$40 Adult Registration (13 and over). Price increases to $45 on February 1, 2019. This includes a race shirt and goodie bag.

$10 Child Registration (12 and under). This include a race shirt and goodie bag.

Race Day registration will open at 7:30am.

Race Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations after March 21st or for Race Day registration.

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



Team Packet PickUp:
Wednesday, April 3rd (9:00am-7:00pm)
Ronald McDonald House
635 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
For directions visit

Only teams of 5 or more will be available for team packet pickup. If your team has less than 5 members but would like to pick up at team packet pickup, please contact TEAMS MUST BE PICKED UP IN THEIR ENTIRETY.

Individual Packet PickUp:
Thursday, April 4th (12-7pm)
Ronald McDonald House
635 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
For directions visit

Saturday, April 6th (10am-2pm)
Ronald McDonald House
635 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
For directions visit

Race morning, Sunday April 7th (7:30am – 8:30am)


Awards will be given to the top 3 overall finishers (M/F).

Awards will also be given to the top 3 in each of the following categories:

  • The Largest Team

  • Most Funds Raised by a Team

  • Most Funds Raised by an Individual

Team and Individual Fundraising

Run individually or join together with family, friends, co-workers and be a Shuffle Team to help raise donations to support RMHC Baltimore.

Raise $1000 through your fundraising page and you’ll receive a RMHCB beach towel!

Set a fundraising goal, post messages, describe your mission, and add photos and videos to personalize your page in minutes. Once your page is ready to go, easily share your fundraising page with friends using email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Need help fundraising? Check out these easy tips for fundraising.

Fun Stuff

Warm Up: Priestly & Mr. Al will lead the warm up and cheer everyone down the homestretch to the finish line!

Cheering and Water Stations along the course provided by Community groups.

Post Shuffle Party featuring free food and drink, live music, family fun activities plus a chance to meet some of our sponsors and area mascots


  • Fast, Flat Course for Runners with professional timing system

  • Flat, Fun, Easy Walk for Walkers and Families

  • Top finishing racers and top individual and team fundraisers will be awarded prizes

Course Description

  1. Begin at RMH on W. Lexington Street

  2. LEFT on Pine Street

  3. LEFT on W. Baltimore Street

  4. RIGHT on Eutaw Street

  5. LEFT on Pratt Street

  6. RIGHT on Light Street

  7. LEFT onto Harbor Promenade near Lee Street and continue around Inner Harbor

  8. LEFT on Commerce Street near the World Trade Center

  9. LEFT on Lombard Street

  10. RIGHT on Eutaw Street

  11. LEFT on Fayette Street

  12. RIGHT onto Pine Street

  13. RIGHT onto W. Lexington Street to finish at RMH

Ways to Help

  • Wear red on race day to show your support for the Ronald McDonald House!

  • Become a sponsor of the Red Shoe Shuffle

  • Create your own team of runners/walkers and recruit people to join link to registration information page outlined above

  • Register to walk or run in the Red Shoe Shuffle link to registration information page outlined above

  • Collect donations for your fundraising page

  • Donate to Individual ParticipantsTeams, or just to the Red Shoe Shuffle!

  • Promote the Red Shoe Shuffle at your work or school

  • For more information contact Debbie Hood at 410-528-1010 x 105 – or Lauren Olean at 410-528-1010 x 114 –


IMPORTANT TIPS about Parking on Race Day morning…

  1. Secured free parking will be available in the Saratoga Street Parking Garage, located at 220 Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

  2. GPS Directions will not show street closures in effect on race day. Please refer to the directions below and plan your driving route before Shuffle morning.

  3. “Head In” Parking ONLY; your cooperation will help the flow of traffic entering the garage, and ensure that all participants arrive and park in time for the 9am start time.

  4. We recommend arriving early for the Shuffle (by 8am) to enjoy the pre-race warm up!

From the South:

  • Martin Luther King Boulevard (MLK) to Saratoga St.

  • Right on Saratoga St.

  • Right into parking garage

From the North:

  • Martin Luther King Boulevard (MLK) to Saratoga St.

  • Left on Saratoga St.

  • Right into parking garage

From Paca Street:

  • Left on Saratoga St.

  • Left on Arch St.

  • Right into parking garage

From Greene Street:

  • Right on Saratoga St.

  • Left on Arch St.

  • Right into parking garage

Additional Race Day Parking:

Additional parking is available near University of Maryland Hospital, and is a very short walk to our House/the Start and Finish Line. Parking is not free but is open 24 hours, is convenient and an easy in and out of the city.

Baltimore Grand Garage
The University of Maryland Medical Center
5 North Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore Metro:

If you take the Baltimore Metro/Subway, get off at the Lexington Market Stop and walk 2 blocks to the Start/Finish Line

Light Rail:

The Light Rail is not open on Sundays for transportation into the City


Please no 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 race number to another participant.


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.