Legg Mason Baltimore Running Festival School Spirit Award
Legg Mason will award a total of $7,500 to the Baltimore City elementary schools that display the most spirit and enthusiasm in cheering the runners as they pass along the 26.2 mile course. This is the fifth year that Legg Mason has sponsored this contest and the ninth year of being involved in the Running Festival.
The $7,500 will be distributed to the top five schools, with $2,500 for first place, $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place and $500 for fifth place. The schools will be judged by a post event runner survey along with input from the volunteer committee.
Legg Mason has invited all city public and charter schools to be a part of this years event by offering cash prizes to the school that hosts the most spirited cheering section along the full marathon course. Marathon runners will be able to vote for the school that they think has the most spirit and help them earn money for their school. Voting will take place BY ALL MARATHON PARTICIPANTS in the post race survey distributed by Corrigan Sports.
ON COURSE ENTERTAINMENT
Below are the bands scheduled to perform along the course on race day. If your band would like to join in on the fun, please fill out this form and we will respond to your request.
MCCULLOGH AND DOLPHIN - DUCRU
Baltimore's best NEW rock band Josh Brandt and Andrew Dugan formerly of Benson Trio took their music to the next level with the addition of Ian Peck and Kris Chinery in 2012. Together with a combined passion for something new and different they formed DuCru. DuCru’s slamming riffs, beautiful compositions and meaningful lyrics are truly something most listeners will enjoy. With influences from life and past experiences the music of DuCru is of its own originality, truth and depth that few can compare to.
IN FRONT OF THE ZOO - LOS HIJO 'E PLENA
Los Hijo 'e Plena play afro-caribbean music from Puerto Rico. Our up-beat and purely purcussive sound will surely motivate runners as they run by, and will probably motiva more than a few to stop so they can enjoy the music.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/loshijoe.plena
ST. PAUL'S AND NORTH AVENUE - 1ST SAMUEL GOSPEL BAND
1st Samuel is a Christian group of anointed singers originated at the Annapolis, Maryland. The group's harmonic identity is vertically dominant. They are none the rhythm and gospel sound.
OUTSIDE MERCY HOSPITAL - THE GIGGMOHR BROTHERS
Rock/pop/R&B/folk; covers and originals
OUTSIDE SAFEWAY - SKETCHY WALRUS
Sketchy Walrus is an indie folk band from the Baltimore/Harford Country area with influences of the Antlers, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Flaming Lips, and R.E.M. We are Sketchy Walrus and we are here to serve you!
OUTSIDE GIANT SUPERMARKET ON 33RD - THE CONTROL
Rock/Punk with a straight up attitude. We have high energy on the stage and jam with a smile.
ST PAUL & 21ST/HOWARD STREET & 21ST - LOOSE ONES
Jazz trio of keyboard/drums/sax playing bebop and other jazz styles
HALF-MARATHON STAGE - ALTER EGO
Formed in 2011 by bringing together the varying styles and influences of five of the area’s most active musicians. Featuring an eclectic mix of the 70's, 80's, 90's and Today, Alter Ego brings one of the most entertaining, energetic and polished acts to the stage each and every night in the Mid-Atlantic area.
MARATHON STAGE (9-11) - MIXTAPE
Bringing that playlist to life from Baltimore, Mixtape has been powering through the Maryland music scene with their harmonious party rock, high energy and top-quality performances! With strong female and male vocals this fun group of polished musician’s plays THE MIX of your favorite rock and party hits from the 80’s to today!
MARATHON STAGE (11-1) - HYJINX
We are a 5 piece rock/dance cover band from Newark, Delaware.....we play up and down the East coast- from Boston to Key West....come and see us play and introduce yourself- have a great time and let us know what you want to hear! And yes we have stickers....
MARATHON STAGE (1-3) - HERE'S TO THE NIGHT
Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Here’s to the Night fully immerses listeners in a nostalgic experience, with a song list comprised of some of the most fun and energetic rock songs from the mid 90s, through the turn of the millennium. From start to finish, audiences can’t help but recall countless memories and unforgettable nights, as the party vibe transcends the stage and makes its way to the dance floor.