A NEW RACE DISTANCE OPEN TO EVERYONE
THE 10K DISTANCE IS HERE TO STAY!
Based on the popularity and sold-out status of this year’s Baltimore Running Festival virtual 10K, Corrigan Sports announced today the permanent addition of the distance to Charm City’s biggest celebration of running. The team relay has been phased out to accommodate the new 10K distance, but relay participants from previous years are encouraged to form a social team. Social teams allow runners of all distances to partner up and earn discounts and other benefits.
In addition to an Under Armour race shirt, every registered runner will be awarded with the event’s iconic Crack the Crab medal featuring a limited-edition red shell which opens to reveal a commemorative 20th Anniversary logo. Registration for the Baltimore Running Festival is currently open. Those who run the 10K virtually, will have the option to run wherever they chose! For more information on running the 10K virtually, visit HERE.
ANYONE CAN REGISTER FOR THIS NEW DISTANCE!
- Any new registrants who want to take on the 10K distance are welcome to register HERE.
- Those who are signed up for a the marathon or the half-marathon and their training is not going as planned are able to downgrade to the 10K by following THESE STEPS
- Any one signed up for the 5k who would like to take on the 10k can upgrade by paying the difference in the entry fee by following THESE STEPS.
10K COURSE UPDATED
9/29/2021: Due to an ongoing construction project, the 10K course has been altered. Please take note of the changes.
OPTION TO RUN VIRTUALLY
When registering, all will have the option to sign up and run virtually. All virtual participants will have the option to upgrade to join the live event until September 1.
All virtual runners will receive their race premium and medal in the mail and be able to submit their times online.
Learn more HERE
Still want to run with a team? Join a social team!
Having the support of your friends during your training and race is priceless, but we decided to add an extra incentive! Regardless of when your teammates register, the entire group will get a $10 refund/discount once your team reaches 10 or more members. (The 10th member, and anyone after that, will automatically receive the discounted price. Members 1-9 will get a refund directly back to the card used to pay for registration.)
LEARN MORE HERE.
THE 10K ROUTE IS HERE
The Baltimore Running Festival 10K will start at 8am with the full marathoners just outside Gate A of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Together, they will run up Eutaw St. between the famed warehouse and the stadium, making a left on Camden St. Runners will run right on Paca St. following the marathon course for the first 2 miles. At this point the 10k runners will split from the marathoners and make their way to Maryland Ave. before dropping down back into the city and crossing the finish line on Pratt St.
We are excited to be able to add this 6.2 mile event to the mix on race day!
- Under Armour performance shirt (men’s and women’s styles available). For an Under Armour Size Chart, click here.
- Collectible Crack the Crab finisher medal with unique opening shell design
- Free race & expo parking in select M&T Bank Stadium lots (other paid lots also available during race weekend)
Additional Amenities include:
- Baggage check buses at Camden Yards (moved to Inner Harbor for finish)
- Mile Marker sign at each mile
- Clocks at various splits on the course
- Self Serve water stations on the course
- Toilets at start/finish and various points on the course.
We are going all out for the 20th Anniversary Medal. All runners will receive a special red “steamed crab” with the 20th Anniversary logo inside. And for the first time, all four distances will be able to “crack the crab” with the opening shell!
2021 Race Shirt
Packet Pick Up
Live participants will be given the option to have their race bibs mailed to them in order to limit travel and personal exposure. All you have to do is cover the postage and handling fees. This option is offered as an add on during registration.
All live runners who do not pay for the mailing option are required to pick up their packets at our one-day Health & Fitness Expo held on Friday prior to race day. The expo is located at the Baltimore Convention Center. For more details, click here.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP. Please plan accordingly.
Runners participating virtually will automatically get their packet mailed to them and WILL NOT be permitted to claim their packet during the expo.
The event will continue to utilize the best timing technology available. The B-tag technology offers runners a streamlined race experience with timing tags attached to participant bib. This method eliminates the need to scan your chip at the expo or to return the chip following the race, which means no more sitting down to undo your shoe lace just after your run and you no longer have to worry about a charge for a lost chip.
Tips to have your time accurately recorded:
- Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
- Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)
- Race bib is pinned in all four corners
- Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Virtual runners: The 2021 virtual race will be self-timed. You will have the opportunity to print a race bib and report your finish time into the official race results.
Our wonderful medical partner Medstar Sports Health is there for you, even during your virtual race. Learn more HERE.
Once we return to a live event, MedStar Sports Health will provide medical support on the course and in the finish line area. The MedStar staff will include certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and EMTs and will provide the necessary medical attention to any patient in need. We are grateful to have MedStar Sports Health associated with the event.
THE 2021 BALTIMORE RUNNING FESTIVAL IS A CUPLESS RACE. [Learn More]
RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLE DURING THE RACE AND BRING IT TO THE START LINE FILLED AND READY TO GO.
Gatorade Endurance Formula is available in 34 ounce and 24 ounce sport bottles at major grocery and convenience stores nationwide, and Gatorade Endurance Formula powder is available at specialty athletic stores and at www.gatorade.com/endurance.
Hüma is the Official Race Gel and is available for your virtual run at https://humagel.com/
Gatorade Endurance Formula will be served at the finish line of this year’s race. Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink that contains approximately twice the amount of sodium (200 mg per 8 ounces) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, along with chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium to help sustain hydration by more fully replacing what is lost in sweat. Gatorade Endurance Formula also contains a 6% carbohydrate solution (14 grams per 8 ounces), just like Gatorade Thirst Quencher, which research shows is optimal to help speed fluid back into the body and fuel working muscles. Gatorade Endurance Formula is available in 34 ounce and 24 ounce sport bottles at major grocery and convenience stores nationwide, and Gatorade Endurance Formula powder is available at specialty athletic stores and at www.gatorade.com/endurance. For more information about Gatorade Endurance Formula, please visit www.itsonthecourse.com.
VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RACE AWARDS.
Overall Winners: Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female champions as well as to the and the second and third place finisher who complete the official course live on race day.
Awards Ceremony: The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Main Stage in West Shore Park at 12:00pm. Only the Overall Winners from the full marathon, half marathon, team relay, and Balti-Moron will be awarded at the ceremony. Age group awards will be mailed. (5K Awards Ceremony will be at 9:00am).
Age Groups: Prizes go to the top three non-elite male and female age group finishers who complete the official marathon course live on race day in each of the following divisions: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-74, 75 +
Age group awards are mailed in November after race results are declared official.
NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS
Disclaimer: We will not ship age group awards internationally
Past Age Group Awards
Age group awards are engraved key chains.