Fri April 2 - Sun April 4
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Run Anywhere!

Virtual 5K

Run Anywhere You Would Like . . . your local city park, your neighborhood, your treadmill!

We are now in our sixth year and look forward to bringing nine city-wide 5K events taking place virtually April through December. Sign up to enjoy one (or all) of our races. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, fitness, and fun. Although we cannot all be together this year we can join each other virtually for each of the races. We have an exciting virtual experience for you. You will be able to print a virtual bib, report your results, share your photos as well as have an interactive race experience using the RaceJoy app.



Each virtual run is only $5!

T-shirts are available for purchase for an additional $15.

**Sign up for the entire series of nine 5Ks for $40 ($5 savings). 

*There are no refunds of entry given for this event.


Friday, April 2th - Sunday, April 4th, 2021: Fools for Fitness Virtual 5K

Friday, May 7th - Sunday, May 9th, 2021: We Heart Moms Virtual 5K 

Friday, June 18th - Sunday, June 20th, 2021: Dad's Day Virtual 5K 

Friday, July 9th - Sunday, July 11th, 2021: Rec & Parks Run Virtual 5K

Friday, August 27th - Sunday, August 29th, 2021: Family Fun Day Virtual 5K 

Friday, September 24th - Sunday, September 26th, 2021: Fall into Fitness Virtual 5K 

Friday, October 29th - Sunday, October 31st, 2021: Zombie Zoom Virtual 5K 

Friday, November 19th - Sunday, November 21st, 2021: Trot the Trail Virtual 5K 

Friday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 5th, 2021: Reindeer Run Virtual 5K


If you’ve participated in a virtual race at any time in 2020 you know the drill, but if not, it’s easy!

Sign Up to Participate
First step is registering and making it official! Click register now at the top of this page to sign up for the individual race or all 9 races in the series. During registration you can also opt-in to report your race results via text or email (we’ll explain more below).

Receive A Race T-Shirt
During the registration process you will have the opportunity to buy a race themed t-shirt for only $15. We will provide more details soon about how we will get you your race t-shirt.

Print Your Digital Bib
We will be creating a "unique" race themed Digital Bib that you will be able to download and print and/or share on social media. Keep an eye out for pre-race email that will give instructions on how to access your "digital bib".

Sign Up for RaceJoy
To add to the virtual fun, we are also using the RaceJoy platform to offer a new way to run your virtual race! Learn more and download the app here! You'll be able to send cheers to other participants, get custom mile alerts and fun messages during your run, and automatically upload your results to RunSignup.

Run Your Race
You can run or walk your 5K (3.1 miles) anytime between April 2nd and April 4th (11:59PM ET). You can run anywhere you like - your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill, or your local city park.

Submit Results
After you run or walk your race you can submit their results through text or email (if opted in during the registration process), or directly on the results page. If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at Results automatically update as times are submitted, so you can check the results to see how you stack up against the competition.

Send Us a Selfie/Share Your Pictures!
If you don’t take a picture did it even happen? We’d love to see your pre- and post-race pictures! You can post them during the result reporting process or directly to the RunSignup photo page.


While the 2021 Baltimore City Rec and Parks $5 5k Series powered by Charm City Run is currently all-virtual, an in-person race option may become available later in the year if conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic improve. If we are able to host in-person races as part of the series, registrants who have signed up for a virtual race will have the option to transfer to the in-person race OR remain in the virtual event.


Top Male and Female runners will receive prizes from Baltimore City Rec and Parks and Charm City Run.


A portion of the proceeds from the $5 5K series benefit Baltimore City park programming.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Fools for Fitness Virtual 5K - BCRP $5 Virtual 5K Series powered by Charm City Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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