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Event Detail

Charles Street 12

Online Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, August 6th.  After this time registration will only be available at Packet Pick-ups or on race day beginning at 6 am.

Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 a.m.
The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, Md. 21204

Please join us for the Charles Street 12, Maryland's most monumental race. The Charles Street 12-mile race will begin at The Shops at Kenilworth and take you down one of Maryland's most beautiful and scenic byways. The Charles Street 12 will treat runners to beautiful views of Maryland's most charming neighborhoods including Towson, The Orchards, Roland Park, Homeland, Guilford, Charles Village, Mt. Vernon and Downtown Baltimore. While you will be running fast on this course, don't miss the views of some our best universities, museums and landmarks including Towson University, the Cathedral of Mary our Queen, Notre Dame College, Loyola College, Johns Hopkins University, the Basilica, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery and the Washington Monument. Hold your head high, collect your medal, cheer on your friends, and enjoy the live music and good eats at the post-race party at the Power Plant Live!

Shuttle Bus Information:

If you have registered for the Shuttle Bus Transportation, buses will begin running from the Power Plant Live!, on Market Place, at 5:30 am.  The last bus will leave downtown Baltimore at 6:45 am and after that point there will be no transportation provided from the finish to the start of the race.  Furthermore there is no transportation from the race start to the race finish for spectators.

Entry Fee:
$85 through July 31

$90 thereafter and on race day

The entry fee includes a $5 bus transportation fee from the finish area to the race start at The Shops at Kenilworth. There is no parking available for event participants at The Shops at Kenilworth. If you choose not to use the bus transportation provided, the $5 will be deducted from your entry fee. The buses will depart the Power Plant Live! beginning at 5:30 a.m., the last bus will depart promptly at 6:45 a.m. If participants want to add bus transportation to their registration the cut off to do so is July 30, 2014.

To Register Online, Please Click Below:

Printable Registration Form

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

Premium Sizes:
Male - S, M, L, XL, XXL
Female - XS, S, M, L, XL

                       Women                                               Men

Social Media:

Check out the Charles Street 12 Facebook Page: Click here
Post your photos and use the official race hash-tag on Instagram & Twitter: #Chuck12


Packet Pick-up and Registration: 

Tuesday, August 5

Charm City Run Annapolis from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
1910 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 120
Annapolis, MD 21401

Charm City Run Clarksville from 4-7:00 pm
12186 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029

Wednesday, August 6

Charm City Run Bel Air from 2-7:00 pm
126 S. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

Thursday, August 7

Charm City Run Baltimore from 12-7:00 pm
1713 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21230

Friday, August 8

Charm City Run Timonium from 12-7:00 pm
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day

Starting at 6 am

Course: The Charles Street 12 starts at the Shops at Kenilworth on Kenilworth Drive, and continues south via the Towson bypass to Towsontown Boulevard. After turning right on Towsontown Boulevard, runners will turn left on Osler and run past Towson University and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Osler dead-ends at Stevenson Road and runners will turn right travelling past the Rodgers Forge – Dumbarton Fields, through the Rodgers Forge neighborhood before making a left on Charles Street and heading downtown on Maryland’s most beautiful scenic byway. Runners will enjoy running through Charm City’s most charming neighborhoods and past Maryland’s most esteemed religious, historical and educational institutions. When runners finish the long descent to the Inner Harbor, they will run along the promenade and finish at Power Plant Live where they will enjoy the Power Plant Live post-race party.

Course map

Turn-by-Turn Course Description:
(Please keep in mind, this is a tentative course pending final police approval and final review of from the Department of Transportation for possible construction projects that will affect the course.)
Start on Kenilworth Drive in front of the shops at Kenilworth
Continue southeast on Kenilworth Drive to Bosley Avenue
Turn right on Bosley Avenue and continue to Towsontown Boulevard
Turn right on Towsontown Boulevard and continue to Osler Drive
Turn left on Osler Drive and continue to Stevenson Lane
Turn right on Stevenson Lane and continue to Charles Street
Turn left on Charles Street and continue through Baltimore City to West Street
Turn left on West Street and continue to Light Street
Turn left on Light Street and continue to Lee Street
Turn right at Lee Street and cut into the Inner Harbor Promenade
Continue around the Promenade to Pier 4
Continue around Pier 4 back to Pratt Street and the intersection of Market Place
Continue on Market Place and finish between Pratt and Lombard Streets

Parking: There is limited parking at the start on Kenilworth Drive. There is very little street parking on Kenilworth Drive. There is limited parking at The Exchange, 1122 Kenilworth Drive. Friends and family members may drop off runners at the start.

We encourage you to park at the finish in the following lots close to the Power Plant Live! These lots are located in the vicinity of the finish line at the Power Plant Live!
Harbor Park Garage - 55 Market Place
Lockwood Place Garage - 124 Market Place
Pier V Parking Garage - 711 E. Pratt Street

Parking Panda:

This year we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow runners and spectators to purchase Parking Passes at several convenient locations near the Finish Line and along the race route.

Once purchased, Parking Passes for the Charles Street 12 race are 100% guaranteed at the selected location. Inventory is limited and garages will fill up before the race, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase Parking Passes the race if driving.

NOTE: Be sure to check the hours of operation at your selected location before purchasing to ensure the location is open early enough to allow plenty of time to arrive at the race.

Click below to purchase parking or select a location from the interactive map:

Reserve Charles Street 12 Parking

Awards: Top three overall males and females, top male and female masters, and the top three males and females in the following age groups: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Volunteers:  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Post-race Festivities: The Power Plant Live! is sponsoring the post-race party. Enjoy a complimentary beer (for those 21 and older), a box lunch and live music. The Power Plant Live! restaurants will also be offering food and drink specials for race participants and their families.

Beneficiary: The Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital provides a compassionate and comprehensive cardiac care for children from before birth through adulthood with a specialized team of pediatric cardiologists and surgeons, leading-edge diagnostic technology and intervention procedures, and an emphasis on each individual patient and their entire family.

Hotel Information near the Power Plant Live!:
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, (410) 385-3000
Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place, 202 E. Pratt Street, (410) 547-1200
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 101 President Street, (410) 837-990

Hotel Information near The Shops at Kenilworth:
Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, (410) 321-7400
Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, 10 W. Burke Avenue, (410) 324-8100

For questions and additional information, email Charm City Run race director, Kelly Dees

Contact Name: Kelly Dees
Phone: 410-308-1870
Fax: 410-308-1871