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Strong City Baltimore's Fundraiser:

Baltimore Running Fest

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BENEFITING: Strong City Baltimore

ORGANIZER: Claire Marie


Thank you for running on behalf of the Claire Marie Foundation in the 16th Baltimore Running Festival on October 21, 2017! The Baltimore Running Festival is considered one of the best races on the East Coast and we are so proud to be a part of this great Maryland tradition.

To register, email us at and we’ll get you signed right up! All you need to do is lace up your running shoes, get your friends to support your efforts, and have a blast while running to support our cause!!

To participate, each runner must raise the following minimum amount by October 5th, 2017.

Kids Fun Run: $100.00

5k - $250.00

Half Marathon - $350.00

Marathon - $500.00

Relay Team - $250.00 per runner / or $1,000.00 per team (heads-up: this event fills quickly!)

Inspired to raise more than the minimum dollars?  Yes please! We’d love it! After all event expenses are covered, 100% of additional funds will support our mission to raise awareness, clarity, and hope in the fight against adolescent melanoma.

Each participant will receive a Claire Marie Foundation Team shirt, entry into a pre-event Team pasta dinner, and a chance at the following prizes:

For the top Individual fundraiser (5k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon) - $1,000 travel voucher on Southwest Airlines.

For the top Relay Team Fundraiser - $2,000 travel voucher on Southwest Airlines.


All registered runners have the option to fundraise via CrowdRise. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to set up your very own CrowdRise fundraiser. Remember that the more people with whom you share your fundraiser, the more likely you are to meet your goals!

Here are some helpful tips:

Set up benchmark goals to meet at the end of each week or month.

Host a party with a cover fee or ask your favorite local businesses (especially the ones you frequent most often) to donate to a raffle or silent auction.

Make your asks personal. Sure, a mass email or Facebook post will gain attention, but follow up with friends, family members, and co-workers on an individual basis.

Ask your supporters if their employers will match their donation.

And finally, tag anyone who gives (with their permission, of course) with heartfelt thanks on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. It’ll inspire others to give, too.


• Age Requirements:

◦ Marathon: At least 16 years old

◦ Half-Marathon: At least 14 years old

◦ Team Relay: At least 14 years old

◦ 5K: No age restrictions

◦ Kids Fun Run: 12 and under

Strollers, skates, pets, or handheld devices like radios or CD players are NOT permitted on the course at any time.

Headphones (attached to iPods, MP3 or other musical devices) are permitted though we encourage headphone-free running for the safety of all participants. If you are competing for awards, you may not use headphones of any kind. If you do choose to wear headphones, we ask that you keep your volume to a minimum so as to clearly hear verbal instructions from race officials.

Race numbers and chips required for all races (no chips for Kids Fun Run).

The decisions of the Baltimore Marathon race director are final in all matters

Marathon participants must complete the course in seven hours.

Half-Marathon participants must complete the course in five hours.

We will not accept registrations on the day of the race.

Race registration must be received by October 5th at 11:59pm.

The Team: $34,173 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Michael Drusano

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Leonard weinstein

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230% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Rocky Wagonhurst

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130% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Lindsay Diaz

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Claire Marie Foundation

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Jessica Szczawinski

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100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Katie Price

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