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Events

5K Run

$45 $30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run

$15 9:00AM EDT Registration ends June 28, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Rash Field
Baltimore, MD US 21230
Description

Sunday, June 28th, 2020
8:00 am
Rash Field, Inner Harbor (pending construction)
Baltimore, MD

Please join us for the Mid-Atlantic's largest all women's 5K, the 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 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 January 31st, 2020

$35 through April 30th, 2020

$40 through June 21st, 2020

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

$15 for the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run (coed 8 and under)

There are no refunds of entry given for this event.

Training Programs

Our New Balance BWC 5K Community Training Groups are designed to prepare you for race day on June 28th. Our goal is to provide a fun, accessible and supportive workout. Groups start the week of May 18th at 11 different locations around Maryland. Walkers and runners of all paces and experience levels are welcome to join our groups.

You will be prompted to sign up for a training group during the BWC race registration process. Once you reach the “Sign Up for a BWC Training Group” page, select your preferred training location and a $10 donation to House of Ruth Maryland will be added to your race registration total.

For more information about training please click here.

Course

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Children Participants?

5K: 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.

Sis Simpson Fun Run: The Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K presented by New Balance is very much a family affair. The Sis Simpson Fun Run  is a Co-ed Fun Run for children 8 years and younger is held at the conclusion of the 5K. Kids will run a .2 mile out-and-back course within Rash Field finishing under the arch. The emphasis is truly on FUN! You can register your kids when you register yourself. 

The participants in the Sis Simpson kids Fun Run are divided into separate heats on race day based on age. Children under the age of 5 will run first, children under the 8 will run next (and YES! parents can accompany our younger runners.)

Both events are held at Rash Field on the opposite side of the track from where the 5K participants finish. Each Sis Simpson Fun Run participant finishes by running through an inflated finish line structure, where they receive a finisher’s medal.


Male Participants?

The 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 23rd from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, June 24th from 9AM-1PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Wednesday, June 24th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014

Thursday, June 25th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Locust Point
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

Friday, June 26th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

Saturday, June 27th 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 (this can be a text or email). We appreciate your cooperation with this.

You can also register in person at any of these locations.

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 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? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Beneficiary:

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Baltimore’s first crisis shelter, House of Ruth Maryland is leading the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

·         What began in 1977 as a tiny shelter has grown to become the most comprehensive Intimate Partner Violence program in Maryland today.

·         24-Hour Hotline, Counseling Services, Legal Representation and Emergency Shelter available.

·         Provides on-site holistic health & wellness clinic staffed by Johns Hopkins University School of Nurses.

·         House of Ruth Maryland’s Gateway Project is a 28 week program for offenders who were violent or controlling in their intimate relationships.

·         Intimate Partner Violence is a silent killer that does not discriminate, all communities are served at House of Ruth Maryland.

You will be prompted to make an extra donation during the registration process. 100% of extra donations will go directly to House of Ruth Maryland. To make a donation without registering click the donation button at the top of this page.


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***

 

Race Day Amenities

  • A finishers medal
  • New Balance technical T-shirt
  • A complimentary Rose
  • Cool towel
  • Watermelon, Snacks and One Alcoholic Drink (runners 21+)


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 2020 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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