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Race For Our Kids

Join us on October 6, 2019
and enjoy the Zoo following the event. Complimentary Zoo admission included for each registered participant!

Race for Our Kids

Race for Our Kids logoJoin us for the 15th annual Race for Our Kids. The event consists of a professionally managed and timed USATF certified road race throughout Druid Hill Park, and a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk throughout the Zoo. All participants will finish at the Waterfowl Pavilion for the Post-Event Celebration Presented by The Classic Catering People. The celebration features a wide array of breakfast and lunch items, music, festival activities, and more. Jamie Costello will host the awards presentation. Proceeds from this event benefit the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, the Baltimore Child Abuse Center and the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics Save-A-Limb Fund. We look forward to seeing you there!


The 5K and 10K courses will route runners through Druid Hill Park. Participants can run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles) course and it is a great distance for those looking for more than the 1 mile walk distance. The 10K (6.2 miles) is more challenging. Please note, no strollers or pets will be permitted on the 5K or 10K race routes for the safety of all participants.

1 Mile Family Fun Walk

The 1 Mile Family Fun Walk route travels through the Zoo and is ideal for families with young children or for walkers who want to participate in the event without completing the 5K or 10K. Strollers are permitted on the 1 Mile Family Fun Walk route. Pets are not permitted. There is no fee for children 5 and under to participate, but we do ask that you register them.

Post-Event Celebration Presented by The Classic Catering People

Classic Catering logoAll participants will enjoy a feast hosted by The Classic Catering People after the Race and Walk in the Waterfowl Pavilion.  The celebration will also include a festival with special guests!  After the awards presentation, all participants are invited to spend the day at the Zoo with free admission included in the registration fee.

Proceeds from the event will benefit:

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