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Location: Baltimore, MD US 21230 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Events
Event Time Price Details
5K Run
Time
8:00AM EDT
Price
$30
Price increases January 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Sis Simpson Fun Run presented by Macaroni Kid
Time
9:00AM EDT
Price
$15
Registration ends June 20, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Rash Field
Baltimore, MD US 21230
Description

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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Race Information

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 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 presented by Macaroni Kid available for those 8 and under.

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 Holly@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

Pre Race Day Packet Pick-up Sessions to be announced.

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!

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 holly@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.

Volunteers:

Interested in volunteering for the 2017 Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic. Plenty of volunteer opportunities exist.

Please contact holly@charmcityrun.com for more information.

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