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Join us for an amazing race honoring the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of the victims, survivors and rescuers of the events of 9/11. This year we are honored to hold the event on 9/11/21 - 20 years after the tragic attack on our nation. 2021 will be the final year of the Run to Remember - help us honor the ones we lost and the brave men and women who answered the call that day.
This race begins in front of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at the World Trade Center on Pratt Street, and finishes in the scenic Federal Hill Park! The Baltimore City Police Foundation and the Baltimore City Fire Foundation are the beneficiaries of this event, assisting those families that have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
$45 (11K) $35 (5K) through July 31st, 2021
$50 (11K) $40 (5K) through September 5th, 2021
$55 (11K) $45 (5K) thereafter
There are no refunds of entry given for this event.
$5 discount for all law enforcement and fire agency employees, or active or retired military - this is applied at checkout
Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the Mercy Run to Remember 5K & 11K presented by Brooks.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.
We have created a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but are not local, or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person race at this time. Here's how the virtual race works:
1. Register for the virtual event, and sign up for text or e-mail notifications
2. Your race swag will be available for pickup at our packet pickup sessions (packets not picked up at the packet pickup session will be mailed via USPS beginning September 14th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on September 11th.
4. Run your race and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by September 11th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie and post on social media with the hashtag #charmcityrun or download your photo(s) when you report your results.
*Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but we'll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.
Please Note: We have changed the originally scheduled Monday Annapolis Packet Pick-up to Thursday (see below). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tuesday, September 7th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run Fells Point
1500 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Wednesday, September 8th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run Bel Air
126 South Main Street #2
Bel Air, MD 21014
Thursday, September 9th from 11AM-1PM
Charm City Run Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120
Annapolis, MD 21401
Thursday, September 9th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Friday, September 10th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road #2
Timonium, MD 21093
Race Day - Saturday, September 11th
-beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the World Trade Center (in the grass area next to the 9/11 Memorial) on Pratt Street.
If you wish for someone else to pick up your packet for you, they must present the QR code that is sent to you in the pre race email.
Click below to view course maps.
From the North: Take I-83 south to the end at Fayette St., turn right and look for parking in the area. To get to the Rash Field area, continue on Fayette St. to St. Paul St. Turn left on to St. Paul St. and follow to Key Hwy. Turn left and look for parking.
From the South: Take 295 or I-395 into the city to Pratt St. Take Pratt to Light or Pratt to Gay St. to get to start area.
Parking available in the morning at garages near the start or the end. You may park near the start or finish and take a short walk to either.
Fayette St. will be closed to traffic between President and Holiday Streets beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. Traffic on Gay St. (crossing over Fayette Street) will be let through.
Top three male and female overall; top law enforcement and top fire agency, top Baltimore City law enforcement and fire, and top military. All awards are equal male and female. Top three males and females in each of the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+.
Please no baby joggers, strollers, roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your number to another participant.
Baltimore City Police Foundation, in particular the Mounted Unit and Explorers Group, and the Baltimore City Fire Foundation to assist those families that have lost a loved one and/or provider in the line of duty.
The Run to Remember Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation which supports the Baltimore Police Foundation and Baltimore Fire Department. Direct contributions to the fund can be mailed to the Run to Remember Fund c/o the Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read St., Baltimore, Md. 21202
COVID-19 Health Security Plan: Creating a safe experience at the 2021 Mercy Run to Remember 5K & 11K presented by Brooks is our top priority!
Safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance to Charm City Run. We are committed to following any local, state, national and CDC guidelines at the 2021 Mercy Run to Remember 5K & 11K presented by Brooks. We will continue to monitor health metrics and make adjustments to our race plan as needed. As the event draws closer, expect 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 email@example.com.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit The CDC Website.
As we slowly return to racing in 2021, we want to be completely transparent with our policies regarding refunds, deferrals, and cancellations. If you are interested in signing up for this race please read this section carefully prior to registering. All interested participants will be shown these policies during the registration process and must agree to adhere to them in order to be admitted to the event.
Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, permits, supplies, staffing, and other costs incurred before, during, and after the event is held. To be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy.
We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event up to two weeks prior to the race (August 28th, 2021). There is a $10 processing fee for all deferrals. After this deadline passes we are unable to allow deferrals as race materials have been received and prepped for the event. Again, to be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrants may defer their entry by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.
We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to two weeks prior to the race (August 28th, 2021). There is a $10 processing fee (paid by the new registrant) for all transfers. After this deadline passes we are unable to allow transfers as race materials have been received and prepped for the event. Again, to be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrants may transfer their entry to another registrant by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.
2020 showed just how unpredictable our world can be, and the running industry was certainly no exception. We know that it's important to have as much information at your disposal when making a decision whether to sign up for a race or not, and we want you to know exactly what your options will be should the 2021 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. If we are forced to cancel the in-person race due to COVID-19 all registrants will be able to choose from the following options:
1. Transfer your entry into the virtual event and participate from wherever you are (you will receive the race "swag" described above)
2. Defer your entry to the 2022 event (you will not receive the 2021 race swag, but will be prompted to claim your entry and register for the 2022 event when registration opens)
Please note that our regular cancellation policy found here applies to other scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to registering.
The Mercy Run to Remember 5K & 11K presented by Brooks is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a diversified event management and race timing company that manages over 125 events annually. Like most runners, we live for the spirit of race day. We love watching friends cross their first finish line together and competitive runners hitting that PR. We also love the celebration afterwards (especially if there's a free beer at the finish!). From 5Ks to Half Marathons to Triathlons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region!
With 6 retail store locations around Maryland, Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company that is committed to fitting every customer in the "right" shoe. If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day stop in and check us out! Learn more at charmcityrun.com.
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911 Memorial in front of the World Trade Center
401 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States