Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance Banner Image
Sun June 23, 2019 Baltimore, MD US 21230 Directions
$30 through February 28th
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5K Run

$45 $30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run

$15 9:00AM EDT Registration ends June 23, 2019 at 9:00am EDT
Place
Rash Field
Baltimore, MD US 21230
Description

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
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. 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.

The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic presented by New Balance is the second oldest women's only race in America!

Race Information

Race Start Times

The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run 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 February 28th, 2019

$35 through April 30th, 2019

$40 through June 16th, 2019

$45 thereafter (Packet Pick-up week and race day)

$15 for the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run (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

For a donation of $10 you are able to participate in Charm City Run's BWC Women's Training Program. You will have the option to select a training program during the registration process. Be sure to select which location you would like to participate in.

The BWC Women’s Training Program is designed 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 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 The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run available for those 8 and under (both boys and girls can participate in the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run)

Male Participants?

The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic is a women-only race (the country's second oldest!). Men may not participate in the race, but we'd love to have them as volunteers. To register to volunteer please click the Volunteer link at the top of this page. For more information about volunteering please email events@charmcityrun.com.

Packet Pick-Up Sessions

Tuesday, June 19th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, June 19th from 11AM-1PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Wednesday, June 19th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014

Thursday, June 20th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Locust Point
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

Friday, June 21st from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

Saturday, June 22nd from 9AM-3PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Sunday, June 23rd (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 3,500 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. Please limit your checked bag to tote bag or small backpack. You will be required to present your bib number to retrieve your bag. 

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 awarded at the post-race award ceremony!

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. (link coming soon)

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Androidapp

Beneficiary:

Beneficiary Information coming soon!

Your donation is greatly appreciated and sent directly to our charitable partner.

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, sponsor recognition and music will be at the stage
The Sis Simpson 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 two weeks 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 & Event Cancellation

Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at events@charmcityrun.com prior to registering.

Volunteers:

Interested in volunteering for the 2019 Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic? Plenty of volunteer opportunities exist.

To register to volunteer please click the Volunteer link at the top of this page. For more information about volunteering please email events@charmcityrun.com.

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