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Sunday June 9th, 2024 8:30AM


Baltimore Peninsula
101 W Cromwell St
Baltimore, MD 21230



The 3rd Annual Run-Up-To Juneteenth 5K Run/1 Mile Walk!

2024 Co-Chairs:
Councilman John Bullock, District 9
Councilman Eric Costello, District 11
Councilwoman Phylicia Porter, District 10

Run across the Hanover Street Bridge!

Baltimore's citywide Juneteenth commemorations kick-off with the Run Up To Juneteenth, an uplifting event promoting the importance of health, wellness and education. Connecting the communities of Baltimore Peninsula and Cherry Hill, the route includes the scenic Hanover Street Bridge, and a short loop along the waterfront in Middle Branch Park, before turning around and heading back over the bridge. Start and finish will be at the fun-filled Race Village at Baltimore Peninsula, featuring music, entertainment, all-local food vendors/entrepreneurs and hands-on activities for children. Proceeds from the Run Up to Juneteenth benefit The SEED School of Maryland's College Transition & Success Program; learn more at

Baltimore's ONLY run across the Hanover Street Bridge! Take a look back at 2023:

Entry Fees

$35 through 4/30/24
$40 from 5/1/24 through 6/5/24
$45 from 6/6/24 through RACE DAY

$15 Ages 12 and under 

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

The Run Up To Juneteenth 5K is a rain or shine event, but if inclement weather (including significant rainfall, lightning/thunder, or high winds) creates unsafe conditions for our participants, the race/walk will go virtual. Your registration fee will be treated as a donation if we go virtual and you choose not to participate in the virtual race/walk. 

Virtual Race Information

We will be offering 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 one of the virtual event and sign up for text or e-mail notifications.
2. Your race swag will be available for pickup at our pre-race packet pickups, or will be mailed to you after the race ($5 fee for mailing per person). 
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on June 8th.
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 June 9th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie/photos and share on social media.
5. Sit back and enjoy your accomplishment!

Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but we'll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.

Packet Pickup

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

Packet Pick-up on Race Day: Sunday, June 9th, 7:00 – 8:15 am (onsite)

Course Map


Awards will be given to the following:

Top three male and female overall
Top male and female in the following age groups: 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

Amenities For All Runners And Walkers

  • Free Parking
  • Chip Timing
  • Official 2024 Run Up To Juneteenth t-shirt 
  • Post race water/banana
  • Race Village with a Baltimore festival vibe: beautiful waterfront setting, food trucks, DJ, fun for kids and more!

Juneteenth Significance

A combination of the words “June” and “19th” — Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

Baltimore City proudly celebrates Juneteenth each year with a weeklong series of special events, starting with the Run Up To Juneteenth and culminating with AFRAM, one of the East Coast's largest African American festivals (

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities and advantages to sponsoring The SEED School of MD's Run Up To Juneteenth 5K Run/! Mile Fun Walk. To learn more about the event and sponsorship click the PDF below or contact:

Katie del Carmen Byram
Director of Development

Click here for more information about Sponsorship! (link coming soon)



Valued Sponsors


Proceeds benefit The SEED School of Maryland College Transition and Success program.

The SEED School of Maryland is the only tuition-free, public boarding school in the state and provides an exemplary education and living experience; We equip students with the academic, critical thinking, and social skills necessary to succeed in high school and graduate from college.

Our students live and learn on campus tuition-free and graduate prepared for success in college and beyond. 

Our 24-hour learning environment serves the academic, social-emotional, and physical needs of each student.

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