Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance Banner Image
Sun June 24, 2018 Baltimore, MD US 21230 Directions
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Rash Field
Baltimore, MD US 21230
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Sunday, June 24th, 2018
8:00 am
Rash Field, Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

Please join us for the Mid-Atlantic's largest all women's 5k, the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic. Women from the surrounding areas and of all participant levels will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5k through Baltimore's Inner Harbor while working to raise funds to provide support services for female cancer patients and their families. The participants are encouraged to attend the Finish Line Festival at the conclusion of the event and visit with several local businesses that cater to women.

Second oldest women's only race in America!

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Please join us for the Mid-Atlantic's largest all women's 5k, the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic. Women from the surrounding areas and of all participant levels will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5k through Baltimore's Inner Harbor while working to raise funds to provide support services for female cancer patients and their families. The participants are encouraged to attend the Finish Line Festival at the conclusion of the event and visit with several local businesses that cater to women.

Second oldest women's only race in America!

Race Start Times

The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run presented by Macaroni Kid begins at 9 a.m.
Walkers in the 5K are welcome! We ask that racers line up at the start line in order of pace; this would put walkers toward the back.

Entry Fees:

$30 through January 31st, 2018

$35 through March 31st, 2018

$40 thereafter

$15 for the Sis Simpson Fun Run presented by Macaroni Kid (coed 8 and under)

Shirts and Bags only guaranteed to first 3,500 registrants.

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.

Training Programs

The BWC Women’s Training Program is presented to prepare you for the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K. Our goal is to provide a fun, inexpensive and supportive workout, and to encourage women to embark on a lifelong program of fitness.

For more information and to register for training please click here.

Children Participants?

Children (girls) who are able to walk/run the 5K may participate—just sign them up accordingly, and a guardian over 18 must sign the waiver. Otherwise, the Sis Simpson Fun Run available for those 8 and under (both boys and girls can participate in the Sis Simpson Fun Run)

Male Participants?

The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic is a women-only race (the country's second oldest!) so men may not participate in the race. But we'd love to have them as volunteers. Please contact events@charmcityrun.com for volunteer opportunities.

BWC is "Chip Timed"

Once you have attached your bib on race day, please make sure you do not cross the start or finish line mats as it will activate your chip.

Packet Pick-Up

Monday, June 18th from 11AM-1PM
Charm City Run - Belvedere Square
516 E. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212

Monday, June 18th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Tuesday, June 19th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, June 20th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014

Thursday, June 21st from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Locust Point
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

Friday, June 22nd from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

Saturday, June 23rd from 9AM-3PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Sunday, June 24th (race day)
Starting at 6:30AM at Rash Field

Please be advised that at all packet pick-ups prior to race day, a note of permission will be required to pick up someone else's packet. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

You can also register in person at any of these locations, but only the first 3,000 registrants are guaranteed a shirt and goody bag!

Race Day:

Sunday, June 24th (race day)
Starting at 6:30AM (at Rash Field)

Please be advised that at all packet pick-ups prior to race day, a note of permission will be required to pick up someone else's packet. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

If you wish for someone else to pick up your packet for you, they must present a written note of permission from you.

You can also register in person at any of these locations, but only the first 3,500 registrants are guaranteed a shirt and goody bag!

Bag Check?

BWC offers secure bag check so that you may check your bag while you are participating in the race and retrieve it on your return to take advantage of the great retail opportunities provided by our vendors.

Teams

Any group of 5 or more can be a team! Each person can register themselves and enter the team name and captain's name on their registration form. A prize is given to the largest team and the team raising the highest amount of pledges, awarded at the post-race award ceremony!

GUARANTEED PARKING

To book convenient and affordable parking, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Beneficiary:

Cancerve, Inc., formerly known as “Baltimore Women’s Classic, Inc.”, is committed to improving the quality of daily life for female cancer patients as they undergo treatment by providing direct support services and education to women and their families through our local hospital partners across the state of Maryland.

We are dedicated to promoting fitness and healthy living for women while increasing public awareness of women’s health issues and hope to increase self-awareness to enhance the rate of early detection of cancer in women of all ages.

Cancerve relies on fundraising events like the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K, as well as corporate and individual contributions, to provide essential services to patients undergoing cancer treatment through our partnerships with hospitals across the state.

Services include transportation to and from treatment; grocery shopping and meal preparation; house cleaning services; prescription drug co-payments; and recommended services that enhance the lives of patients.

More than 80,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year. These diagnoses will wreak havoc on thousands of families and neighborhoods. You can make a difference! The money we raise can provide essential services and peace of mind to women who need every ounce of energy to battle this deadly disease.

We take care of everyday matters when every day matters to these women.

Please help! Collect pledges, add a donation to your race registration form or volunteer.

For more information, visit us at www.cancerve.org.

Medical Support Staff

There will be police and medical staff. There will also be two waterstops on the course.

Jogging Strollers?

YES, the BWC allows women who wish to walk the course with jogging strollers to participate in the Classic. Due to insurance regulations and risk issues, we cannot allow runners with strollers on the course. There will be a special "stroller section" at the line up of the race. Please cooperate with our race day volunteers and line up where requested.
No bikes, skates, pets, skateboards are allowed on the course.

Pre and Post-Race Activities (Post-Race Festival)

Our Post-Race Festival will feature sponsors and many other exhibitors that cater to a variety of women's interests. Bring your wallets (use bag check for during the race) and stop by our village on Rash Field before and after the race.
Awards Ceremony, random prize distribution, sponsor recognition and music will be at the stage
The Co-Ed Kids' Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m.

***For information about taking part in our Post-Race Festival as a vendor please contact events@charmcityrun.com***

Awards!!!

Cash prizes for the top three women overall ($300, 200, 100), and to the top master (40+, $100), top grandmaster (50+, $100) and top senior grandmaster (60+, $100)
Recognition awards to top three finishers in age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, and in five-year increments up to 70 & over
Special recognition for all mother/daughter participants
And again this year, Finisher Medals will be awarded to each participant that completes the 5K.

TRANSFER POLICY

We allow transfers up to one month prior to race day. There is a $10 processing fee for transfers. The transfer processing fee is paid by the "new registrant". You may transfer by going into your profile on runsignup.com and choosing manage registration. 

WEATHER POLICY

The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K is a rain or shine event, and the race will go on as planned unless thunder and/or lightning is detected at race time, or other extreme weather is present. Standard practice is to wait 30 minutes after lightning or thunder is detected to begin the race. If after waiting 1 hour we still have lightning and/or thunder in the area will will be forced to cancel the race. Unfortunately, race registration fees cannot be refunded. 

Volunteers:

Interested in volunteering for the 2018 Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic. Plenty of volunteer opportunities exist.

Please contact events@charmcityrun.com for more information.

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