Saturday November 13th, 2021 8:30 AM Directions
Voted Best Baltimore Road Race for 2018
by Baltimore Magazine!
Events
Place
Harbor Point
1310 Point Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Description

November 13th will be a day for runners. It will be our city, our streets and, of course at the end of it all, our party!

After a year of virtual running and a push back to the fall, we are VERY excited to announce that the 2021 Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly Benefits will take place on November 13th, 2021. Along with a new date this year comes a new start and finish location - Harbor Point in Baltimore City. While some details have changed, the heart of the race remains the same - a beautiful course along Baltimore's Inner Harbor and surrounding communities, awesome race premiums from Under Armour, and an amazing after-party with beer and live music. We hope you will join us!

Voted Best Baltimore Road Race for 2018 by Baltimore Magazine!
Race Information


Entry Fees:

***ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH RACE DAY.

In-Person Race
EARLY REGISTRATION SPECIAL!!! $60 until 11:59 PM on 8/15/21
$70 until 11:59 PM on 9/15/21
$75 until 11:59 on 10/15/21
$80 until 11:59 on 11/7/21
$85 Race week

Virtual Race
EARLY REGISTRATION SPECIAL!!! $50 until 11:59 PM on 8/15/21
$60 until 11:59 PM on 9/15/21
$65 until 11:59 on 10/15/21
$70 until 11:59 on 11/7/21
$75 Race week

The option to register without a premium is available and the entry fee is $20 less.

*There are no refunds of entry given for this event.

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly Benefits.
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.


VIRTUAL RACE INFORMATION


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 pre race packet pickups, or can be mailed to you at no additional cost. We will begin mailing virtual packets on April 16th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on April 13th.
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 April 21st 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
5. Sit back and enjoy your swag!

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 Pick-ups:

Monday, November 8th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120
Annapolis, MD 21401

Tuesday, November 9th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

Wednesday, November 10th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, November 11th from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road #2
Timonium, MD 21093

Friday, November 12th from 12PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Race Day - Starting at 6:30AM
Harbor Point
1310 Point Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

If you wish to pick up someone else's packet you must present their pre-race email that contains their QR code.  We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Virtual race participants may pick up their race packet at any of the pickup opportunities listed above, or have their packet shipped directly to them at no additional cost. Packets will not begin shipping until 11/16/21. If you need to edit your mailing address please click here to go to your RunSignUp profile, scroll down to Sole of the City 10K under your upcoming races, and click “Manage Registration.”

All race packets will travel to each packet pickup location.


Course:

Starting and finishing at Harbor Point, the 2021 course will visit scenic areas of Downtown Baltimore, Harbor East, Federal Hill, Harbor Point and the Baltimore promenade.



Water Stops & Restrooms:

2 water stops are located on the course (roughly 2.6 and & 4.7 miles in ). Restrooms are located at the 2.6mi aid station.


Starting Corrals:

The race will be split into 4 corrals to space runners out and give everyone a great racing experience. The letter on your race bib corresponds to your starting corral. Placement in corrals is determined by the estimated pace you provided during registration. All runners should be in their corrals by 8:15 AM. If you wish to run with a person who has been assigned a different corral you may move back to a later corral, but not forward to an earlier position. Volunteers will be in place to help guide you to the correct corral on race day!


Amenities:

Live music: Band to be announced soon!
2 FREE beers at the finish line (runners 21+) 
Post race food
FREE Downloadable Race Photos by Chessie Photo - http://www.chessiephoto.com/sole2021
Finisher medal
Bag Check


Race Premiums:  

One premium is nice, but two premiums are even better! We are excited to offer a short-sleeved Tech 2.0 shirt AND an IsoChill Run hat for this year's race - that's over $50 in value! While we wait to launch the final graphics, you can see the premiums below.

 

Under Armour Tech 2.0 Shirt - UA Tech fabric is quick-drying, ultra-soft & has a more natural feel. Material wicks sweat & dries really fast. 4-way stretch construction moves better in every direction . Anti-odor technology is a superlative innovation which helps prevents odor. Loose fit that runs true to size.

IsoChill Run Hat - More than just keeping the sun out of your eyes, these are light, stretchy, and breathable, with a built-in, cool-to-the-touch sweatband. Laser perforations for added ventilation and a low-profile, adjustable hook & loop closure make this a comfy choice for every run.

Premium Sizes:
Men's Shirt - S, M, L, XL, XXL 
Women's Shirt - XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Hats are One Size Fits All

 

RaceSafe

As always, your safety is our #1 priority and a responsibility we take seriously. This year we are proud to partner with RaceSafe for the Under Armour Sole of the City 10k presented by Kelly Benefits. RaceSafe allows the health information you provide such as allergies and important health conditions to be shared securely and exclusively with the Official Race Medical Team at MedStar Health. We strongly recommend that you provide critical health information to our medical team in advance so that they may appropriately care for you in the event of an emergency on race day.  Please follow the link below to fill out a brief medical form through RaceSafe.

Sole of the City RaceSafe Form

 

Sole of the City 10K Training Groups:

Our 8-week 10K training program is designed for beginner and intermediate-level runners who want to improve speed and endurance. Regardless of if you plan to race at the end of the program, this training group will help you develop a consistent running routine. Training includes group workouts twice a week, weekly training plans, store discount, training premium, running education on topics including injury prevention and lots of fun!

Learn More & Register for Training Here


Parking: 

Race parking is available in the Harbor Point lots (accessed from Caroline Street - Google Map Here). The weekend parking rate of $5/vehicle (payable at the kiosks) is in effect. You can pay at the stations or by downloading the Premium Parking app. Additional parking is available in the Caroline Street Garage (Google Map Here). Additional garage parking is available a short walk away in Harbor East. To minimize delays on race day we recommend planning to arrive no later than 7:15 AM.


Awards:

Awards will be given as follows:

Top three overall males and females
Top male and female masters (40+)
Top three males and females in the following age groups: 11 and under; 12-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79, and 80+.
Overall awards are calculated by gun time, and age group awards are calculated by net time. No double dipping.


Volunteers:

Volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt and entry to the post-race party. To sign up to volunteer click here.


Event Beneficiary:

BACK ON MY FEET



Back on My Feet, a national organization operating in 13 major cities across the US, combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way society approaches homelessness. Our unique model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope. For all with the capacity to serve – volunteers, donors, community and corporate partners – we seek to engage you in the profound experience of empowering individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.

 

2021 Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits

We know that many of our registrants have been eagerly awaiting information about the 2021 Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits. If you participated in the 2021 Shamrock 5K and are registered for the 2021 Charles Street 12 you will be able to enter the B3 Distance Series during your Sole of the City 10K registration process. Entry is an additional $30 and as a entrant you will receive the following:

             

Refund, Deferral, Transfer, and Cancellation Policies

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.

Refunds

We are optimistic that we will be able to hold the race in November, but want to protect your entry fee in case the race cannot be held as planned. For the 2021 Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly Benefits we will offer a refund of your in-person race registration fee (excluding the RunSignup processing fee) in the event that an in-person race cannot be held due to COVID-19. Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable for any other reason. 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.

Deferrals

We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event up to two weeks prior to the race (October 30, 2021). 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. There is a $20 processing fee for any Deferral.

Transfers

We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to two weeks prior to the race (October 30, 2021). 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. There is a $10 processing fee for any Transfer (paid by the new registrant).

Cancellation Due to COVID-19

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)
  3. Receive a refund of your entry fee, excluding the RunSignup processing fee

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 events@charmcityrun.com PRIOR to registering.

 

DOWNGRADES & UPGRADES

If you signed up for the in person event and would like to change to the virtual event you can make that change through your RunSignup account. Log on, click “Manage Registration” next to the race, click “Transfer Event,” and select the relay. Please note: you will not receive a credit or refund for any difference in price paid.

If you would like to switch from the virtual to the in person race race you can follow the same steps above. You will be charged any difference in registration fee from when you originally signed up to the current price.

Sponsors
Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly Benefits: A Charm City Run Event


The Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly Benefits 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.

LIVE. GIVE. RUN.

Run with us in: Annapolis | Bel Air | Columbia
Fells Point | Frederick | Timonium

Train with us | Race with us

Race Contact Info

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Directions

Harbor Point
1310 Point Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

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