Baltimore Running Festival

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The annual Baltimore Running Festival is the best way to discover Baltimore! Participants are guaranteed a challenging day of fun and thrills. With multiple races to choose from and a celebration village full of entertainment, there is plenty of excitement to be had this October weekend.
5k, Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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7:30am Sat 14th Oct 2023 - 9:45am Sat 14th Oct 2023
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Baltimore, United States
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Where and when
325 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Start times
8:00am Sat 14th Oct 2023
8:00am |
9:45am Sat 14th Oct 2023
Half Marathon:
7:30am Sat 14th Oct 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Baltimore Running Festival
Half Marathon
Route information
Distance: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
Terrain: Closed roads
Elevation: Undulating
The fair yet challenging marathon course travels through diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area, historic Federal Hill, and charming Fells Point. Miles 16-20 have been compared to Boston’s famed “Heartbreak Hill” but once over this hill runners are rewarded with a flat loop around Lake Montebello. The final 5 miles are mostly downhill and dotted with cheering spectators.
Half Marathon
The half-marathon start line is a party on the shores of Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor, the 13-mile mark of the marathon. Participants will run a separate course for the first 3 miles, before merging with the marathon route at Patterson Park.
10k runners will set out with the marathoners at Camden Yards and run alongside them for the first 2 miles, before going separate ways at Maryland Ave and crossing the finish line on Pratt St.
The flat 5k course offers participants a scenic view of Baltimore's iconic inner Harbor and wraps up along Pratt St, near McKeldin Square.
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What's included
  • Collectible Crack the Crab finisher medal with unique opening shell design
  • Under Armour performance shirt
  • Post-race beer
  • Free race photos courtesy of CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield [learn more]
  • Free race & expo parking in select M&T Bank Stadium lots (other paid lots also available during race weekend)
  • 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
  • 15 fluid stations on the course (water and Gatorade),
  • Fruit, pretzels, potato chips, energy gel and other snacks (2 locations on course),
  • Toilets at start/finish and various points on the course..
How to get there
325 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
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  • The Maryland Stadium Authority will offer Lots F and G for DISCOUNTED PARKING during the expo. These lots are within a walking distance from the convention center– about .75 mile. There is also the option to take the Light Rail from the Hamburg St. station located Lot G two stops to the Convention Center stop. Several paid lots are located near the Convention Center if you choose to pay to park. (see map on the previous page of this booklet.)
  • There will be a free courtesy shuttle provided to the expo from lots F and G. It is about a 15-minute bus ride each way. The shuttle stop will be located on the curbside island between lots G & H (see the adjacent map and look for the shuttle bus flag) from 11:30am-8:30pm each day of the expo.
Event day logistics
Information subject to change
All runners are required to pick up their packets at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday or Friday prior to race day. The expo is located at the Baltimore Convention Center
There will be a bag check at the race. Runners are required to place belongings in the clear bags given out at the expo. No oversized bags or luggage will be accepted. All bags are subject to search. Please arrive extra early if you plan on checking a bag due to increased security.
Packet Pickup: October 17th (3:00 - 7:00 pm) and October 18th (12:00 - 8:00 pm)
Bag check will be open from 6:30a-1:30p. After this time, unclaimed bags will be relocated to the information tent.
Marathon & Relay Runners: bag check buses will be available near the stadium lots, after the start of the marathon and relay the buses will relocate to the Inner Harbor behind West Shore Park and the Visitors Center for bag retrieval.
Half Marathon & 5K Runners: bag check tent will be available behind the Visitor Center, near your start line
Age Requirements
Marathon, Half Marathon & BaltiMORON-a-Thon 13+
10k 10+
5k 5+
Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome and encouraged!
Can I pick up my race pack on the day?
No, there is NO race day packet pick up or race day registration.
Is there a cut off time for the Baltimore Running Festival events?
Marathon participants must be able to complete the course in seven hours. Half marathon participants must be able to complete the course in five hours.
Can I participate in the Baltimore Running Festival with a stroller?
No, for your safety participants will not be permitted to run with strollers, skates, hand-held radio, tape or CD player or pets.
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8th Floor, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane,

London, WC2H 9EA

Reg number 10083277

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