The Baltimore Running Festival is excited to have a number of charity groups in the event. All groups offer great training programs and the opportunity to raise money for worthwhile causes.
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For more information about the 2014 event please contact Christine Brus at 410.605.9381 x232 or Christine@Corrigansports.com by July 1st.
Sadie’s Gift is a grassroots organization created to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in memory of Sadie Elizabeth Abell. Sadie died at only 3 days old of Group B streptococcal septicemia, but she has not been forgotten. Team Sadie is thrilled to be running and walking in the Baltimore Running Festival for its 8th consecutive year! We have runners and walkers of all ages and all abilities. Team Sadie is now famous for our cool technical running shirts, secure hospitality tent and the festival's BEST Post-Race Buffet & Party. Please join us by visiting http://sadiesgift.org or call Amy at 443-838-8850. We look forward to seeing you on race day! Register Here
CONTACT: Amy Abell email@example.com or 443-838-8850
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) is a not-for-profit organization that offers comprehensive training programs and diverse employment opportunities for blind and low vision people of all ages. This is TEAM BISM’s sixth year participating in the Baltimore Running Festival, and joining our team provides a sense of empowerment and confidence to all of its members – blind, visually impaired, and sighted. In addition to the BRF-supplied amenities, our team members receive a TEAM BISM race shirt, access to a race day private hospitality tent with bag check, and pre- and post-race refreshments. We also offer packet pick-up (with your permission) and a special carb-loading lunch at BISM’s Baltimore headquarters on the Friday prior to the race! As a member of TEAM BISM, you help raise awareness about the capabilities of blind people of all ages, and support an organization that provides its programs and services free of charge for all Maryland residents. There are multiple ways to become a member or show your support for TEAM BISM:
- Register with TEAM BISM for the 5K, Half marathon, Marathon or Team Relay
- Make a donation to TEAM BISM at www.razoo.com/story/Team-Bism
- Sponsor a TEAM BISM member by making a donation in the person’s name
- Encourage EVERYONE you know interested in participating in the BRF to join TEAM BISM!
When you join TEAM BISM, you are helping to make a difference in the lives of blind Marylanders!To join TEAM BISM contact Rene Alonso at 410-299-6628 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Arhea Lazzelle at 410-737-2608 / email@example.com
Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through patient care, research & professional training, special education and community programs.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute's team is committed to supporting our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, where aggressive, innovative therapies help patients with spinal cord injury recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of these patients with disabilities who participate in the event through the purchase of adaptive racing, training, and therapy equipment.
As a member the Kennedy Krieger team, you can register for FREE by committing to raise funds for the institute and our spinal cord injury program. You will also receive additional perks and surprises such as a team tech shirt, breakfast, and bag check in our private hospitality tent.
When you join Kennedy Krieger Institute's team you are helping open the door to improve physical fitness for those with disabilities, and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. Thank you for sharing our vision. www.kennedykrieger.org/BaltimoreMarathon or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-923-7300.
Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) is a non-profit organization that brings people together to experience the joy, excitement, and thrill of competition. ASA offers innovative athletic training, supportive mentor relationships, and high quality endurance events for athletes living with disabilities. ASA uses athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development---improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem and empowering challenged youth to meet their highest potential. We inspire all people to give of themselves and live more active lifestyles, pursuing a high quality of life and achievement. Our WINGMAN Program is specifically designed to empower ASA athletes living with little to no mobility, but whose hearts hold the desire to race in mainstream running events, the opportunity to compete. Each of these ASA athletes is supported by his or her own unique WingMan Team. We look to volunteers to raise money and awareness for Athletes Serving Athletes serving as a WingMan or a member of the ASA Road Crew which does not physically "push" an athlete. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
The Marathon Charity Cooperation (MCC) is a non-profit charitable and educational foundation. Our mission includes providing support to a cooperative of partner charities who serve underprivileged children and families both locally and globally.
www.mc-coop.org Contact: Baltimore@mc-coop.org
Team CASA is on a mission to ensure that every victim of child abuse and neglect grows up in a safe, permanent home. More than 10,000 children are under court protection today in Maryland, and most will drift in temporary foster homes for an average of three years before reaching safe, permanent homes.
Team CASA is recruiting additional runners and walkers to raise funds for Maryland CASA, a private, non-profit organization that advocates for children caught in the state’s child welfare system. Funds raised will be used to recruit more volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. Each runner/walker is asked to raise a minimum of $100 and will receive a Team CASA performance race shirt, a personal fundraising web page, and access to the Team CASA tent for pre- and post-race food and drink. Runners/walkers who raise more than $250 will receive prizes, with a top prize for our top fundraiser! See our web site below for more details.
Contact: www.GoTeamCASA.orgcall (888) 833-2272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Girls RUN! is proud to add the Baltimore Running Festival to its 2014 national race schedule. Members and supporters are encouraged to sign up for these races and conferences, and join the BGR! Nation as we continue to fight the obesity epidemic across the country. Black Girls RUN! is a national running group launched in 2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks. The organization has grown to include more than 68 running groups across the nation with more than 62,000 members. The group was created to combat the obesity epidemic among women in the African- American community and dispel the myth that black women do not run. The groups include beginner and experienced runners and provide a support system to help members reach their fitness goalsFor more information about Black Girls RUN!, please visit BlackGirlsRUN.com.
Pacing for Parkinson's: Want to run for a great cause, meet wonderful people, and have a lot of fun? Run or walk with Pacing for Parkinson’s and join the fight against Parkinson's disease! This is P4P 6th consecutive year at the Baltimore Running Festival.
More than one million people in the United States battle Parkinson's disease and there are 50,000-60,000 new cases each year. Typically affecting people between 55 and 65 years of age, this disease gradually strips away motor abilities, leaving patients with a slow and awkward gait, rigid limbs, tremor, shuffling, and a lack of balance. All proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorder Center.
As a P4P team member you will receive registration to the BRF, a technical team t-shirt, ongoing team support, and access to our private hospitality tent with bag check, team camaraderie and pre- and post- race refreshments. We look forward to seeing you on race day!
Visit www.pacing4parkinsons.org to learn about our team or register.
Contact: Bailey Vernon at email@example.com or 410-616-2811.
The Cool Kids Campaign Why run for the Cool Kids Campaign Race Team? Because every mile you conquer is dedicated to a child fighting cancer. The Cool Kids Campaign is a Maryland based nonprofit devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis. Funds raised through your participation in the Baltimore Running Festival will be applied the Cool Kids Campaign Learning Center. To learn more about our Learning Center in Towson and all of our great programs visit our website at coolkidscampaign.org.
So what does it mean to be on Team Cool Kids? You will get to run as a part of a team and meet many other people who are passionate about running for kids fighting cancer just like you are. We will give you a fundraising goal depending on which race you are running and in return we will give you all these great incentives for joining Team Cool Kids:
- Our team “tent” will be at Dempsey’s Brew Pub again this year! This means access to REAL BATHROOMS and an indoor space to hang out in before and after the race.
- Discounted race entry fees
- We go to the expo and pick up your race packet for you
- A secure place for you to keep your belongings while you run
- Team Cool Kids tech race shirt
- Coffee, water, Gatorade, snacks in the morning, and lunch when you finish your race
Visit www.coolkidscampaign.org/baltimore-running-festival-registration to register for our team or contact Katie Bennett at the Cool Kids Campaign for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 560-1770.
Join the University of Maryland Children’s Heart Program Running Team as we promote healthy hearts for all of Maryland’s children. By joining our team, led by avid runner, Dr. Geoffrey Rosenthal, Director of the Children’s Heart Program, not only do you provide support to enhance the most expert care to children with heart-related illnesses, you serve as a role model of heart-healthy living!
Congenital heart defects are the most common and potentially life-threatening birth defects. Advanced diagnostic and treatment services provided by the Children’s Heart Program dramatically improve survival and quality of life, allowing children with very serious illness to grow into productive, healthy adults.
Sign up for the marathon, half marathon, team relay or the 5k for a discounted race entry fee and a fundraising minimum of $100. For more information or to sign up, please visit: http://www.ummsfoundation.org/events/childrens-heart or contact Ali at 410.328.4609 or at email@example.com
Run For Our Sons is the endurance fundraising program of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is the largest most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy—our mission is to end Duchenne. We invest deeply in treatments for this generation of young men affected by Duchenne and in research that will benefit future generations. We advocate in Washington, DC, and have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding. We demand optimal care, and we strengthen, unite, and educate the global Duchenne community. Everything we do—and everything we have done since our founding in 1994—helps boys with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives. We will not rest until every young man has a treatment to end Duchenne. To learn more go to www.ParentProjectMD.org.
CATCH A LIFT (CAL) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that pays for gym memberships and in home gym equipment for veterans injured during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan- so that they may begin to heal both mentally and physically. CAL was founded in memory of Baltimore native, Cpl. Chris Coffland, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Coffland, an ardent athlete, lived life with the philosophy that through physical fitness, people can reach their highest potential both physically and mentally. Every day when going to the gym, Coffland would say he was off to “catch a lift” and encouraged others to join in his fitness regimen. Since our founding in 2010 CAL has proven that physical activity and a gym atmosphere help injured vets more easily transition back into their everyday lives and gain back their confidence, sense of self and health. CAL currently has over 250 injured soldiers in their program all over the U.S. with a growing waitlist of over 500 more waiting to start their road to recovery through physical fitness.
All marathon profits raised go directly to these amazing heroes who have sacrificed so much for our country. Sign up and RUN with CAL today! Go to www.catchaliftfund.com to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org