Saturday October 30, 2021 8:00 AM Baltimore, MD 21207 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready


10/30 - 10/31 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Run Anywhere!

Virtual 5K

Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Baltimore, MD US 21207

We are excited to announce we have permission to hold the remaining races (starting in August) in person! We will still offer a virtual option for those who are unable to attend in person -or- are not comfortable attending an in-person race. We will reach out to all current virtual registrants regarding the option to transfer their virtual registration to the in-person event.

We are now in our sixth year and look forward to bringing nine city-wide 5K events taking place 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. 



Each run is only $5!

T-shirts are available for purchase for an additional $15 (shirts are now sold out).

**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 Runs Virtual 5K

Saturday, August 28th: Family Fun Day 5K (IN PERSON)

Saturday, September 25th: Fall into Fitness 5K (IN PERSON)

Saturday, October 30th : Zombie Zoom 5K (IN PERSON)

Sunday, November 21st, 2021: Trot the Trail 5K (IN PERSON)

Saturday, December 4th, 2021: Reindeer Run 5K (IN PERSON)


We are keeping our Virtual Race Option for those who are not local, cannot make it on race day or are just not comfortable attending an in-person race yet. Here is how the virtual race works:

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 October 29th and October 31st (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.


7AM - Packet Pick-up Starts
8AM - Race Start
9AM - Award Ceremony


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


The route will start and finish at Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, the largest woodland park in an East Coast city and follow some of the many trails within the park. 


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

COVID-19 "Health Security Plan"

COVID-19 Health Security Plan: Creating a safe experience at the Family Fun Day 5K - BCRP $5 5K Series powered by Charm City Run is our top priority! 

Safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance to Charm City Run. We are committed to following all local, state, national and CDC guidelines at the Zombie Zoom 5K - BCRP $5 5K Series powered by Charm City Run. As of July 25th, the State of Emergency has been lifted in Maryland, and Baltimore City has removed capacity and masking guidelines. Based on this information, we anticipate the event will look much like it did "pre-COVID" with a mass start, pre- and post-race activities, and no masking requirements. Should health metrics or guidance from the City, State, or Federal Government change, we will update our procedures and provide clear and continuous communication via email and website updates on the strategies we’ll use to keep everyone safe. Any questions? Please contact us at


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 Zombie Zoom 5K - BCRP $5 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.
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Race Contact Info

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