Fri February 19 - Sun February 28
RaceJoy Ready
#livegiverunvirtualrace
#charmcityrun
Events
Place
Your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill
Description

Join us for the 2nd Annual Live Give Run Virtual Race Challenge, and walk or run to support two local organizations working tirelessly to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic; Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, and the Baltimore Community Foundation COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund. Use the race as a motivation tool to stay active and keep that resolution going, compete against family and friends, or just support those who are working to provide for Marylanders during this difficult time. 100% of the net proceeds will be split between these two local organizations.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick a race distance (or more than one if you'd like)
  2. You'll receive an email when the race "starts" on February 19th.
  3. Sign up for the RaceJoy app to enhance your experience.
  4. Run your race(s) and submit your results through the RaceJoy app, by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by the deadline of February 28th at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times.
  5. Be sure to take a selfie and share through the runsignup.com photo page post on social media with the hashtags #livegiverunvirtualrace and #charmcityrun
  6. After we verify the top finishers at each distance we will finalize the results and award prizes!

Here's what you get for signing up:

  1. An updated "Maryland Heart" pin we've designed just for this virtual event. Pins can be picked up at one of our stores during the three pin pick-up's listed below. All pins not picked up will be mailed out to registrants using the shipping address provided during registration beginning March 1st.
  2. A chance to win awards from Brooks and Charm City Run for top finishers
  3. Use of the RaceJoy app - With RaceJoy, participants can track their run, send other participants “cheers,” and upload their results directly to RunSignup. Spectators can send “cheers” to participants as they complete their race as well!
  4. Motivation to stay active and maybe keep that resolution you made?
  5. The good feeling that comes with helping those who help us!
RACE INFORMATION


ENTRY FEES:

5k - $5
10k - $10
Half Marathon - $13.10
Marathon - $26.20

*Registrants can sign up for multiple distances at once, or pick one distance and add another at a later date

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 Live Give Run Challenge.
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 10 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.


HOW DOES A VIRTUAL RACE WORK?


If you’ve participated in one of our other virtual races you know the drill, but if not, it’s easy!

Sign Up to Participate

Click register now at the top of this page to get signed up, and be sure to bring your friends! During registration you can also opt-in to report your race results via text or email (we’ll explain more below) and confirm your shipping address (in case we need to ship your pin to you).

Print Your Digital Bib

You will have the opportunity to print a unique race themed digital bib. Be sure to take pictures and share through the RunSignup photo page on social media. Instructions on how to print your digital bib will be provided in pre race email.

Sign Up for RaceJoy

We encourage all participants to use the RaceJoy app. With RaceJoy participants can track their run, send other participants “cheers,” and upload their results directly to RunSignup. Spectators can send “cheers” to participants as they complete their race as well! 

Run Your Race

With the virtual event(s) you’ve got 10 days to run! You can run your race anytime between Friday, February 19th and Sunday, February 28th at 11:59 ET. You can run anywhere you like - your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill, etc. Since we are giving out awards to our top overall finishers, be sure to take a screenshot of your running app, or picture of your smartwatch or treadmill if you think you could be a top finisher (we’ll need this to verify placements of award winners). We encourage all participants to use the RaceJoy app, where you can track your run, automatically submit your results, send and receive cheers to/from other participants.

Pin Pick-up

You will have an opportunity to pick up your finisher pin (see below) in person at several of our stores. 

Thursday, February 25th from 4-6PM
Charm City Run Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Friday, February 26th from 4-6PM
Charm City Run Bel Air
126 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21044

Saturday, February 27th from 10AM-1PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

*All pins not picked up will be mailed to the shipping address provided during registration starting on March 1st (you will have the opportunity to offset the cost of shipping by adding $3 to your race registration.

Submit Results

After you run your race you can submit their results automatically through the RaceJoy app, through text or email (if opted in), or directly on the runsignup.com results page from February 19th through February 28th (11:59PM Eastern Time). Don’t forget: you MUST run your race during this time period - runs completed outside of this window will not be eligible for awards. If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at events@charmcityrun.com. Results automatically update as times are submitted, so you can check the results to see how you stack up against the competition. After the 28th we’ll reach out to our preliminary award winners to verify their time and distance, and finalize the results. Awards can be picked up at your local Charm City Run store, or shipped for our out-of-state participants.

Send Us a Selfie!

If you don’t take a picture did it even happen? We’d love to see your pre- and post-race pictures! You can post them directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to events@charmcityrun.com with your permission to post and we’ll share them for you!

PRIZES/AWARDS

All participants will receive a “Maryland Heart” pin in antique gold finish designed for this virtual event. You will have the option of covering the cost of the pin and shipping ($3) during the registration process to maximize the donation made to our race beneficiaries. Pins that are not picked up during the Packet PIck-up sessions will be mailed out beginning March 1st using the address provided during registration.

LIVE GIVE RUN "MARYLAND HEART" PIN:


Top Finishers in each event will receive:

  • 1st place Male & Female in each distance will receive a pair of Brooks running shoes
  • 2nd place Male & Female in each distance will receive a $50 Charm City Run gift card
  • 3rd place Male & Female in each distance will receive a $25 Charm City Run gift card

Runners competing in multiple races are only eligible to win one prize across the entire event. The highest place will be selected, and in the event of equal placements in multiple events the longest distance award will be given. To maintain the integrity of the competition the top three men & women in each event must submit photo proof of GPS/run data to verify time and distance (photo of treadmill with time & distance, photo/screenshot of run tracker, etc.). Placements are not final until top 3 in each race have been verified. Using the RaceJoy app will allow us to verify your time and distance automatically!

As an extra bonus from our friends at McCormick we are giving away TWO amazing gift packs full of goodies! Sign up by Sunday, February 14th and you're entered to win the Old Bay package. We'll do a second drawing with all registered participants on February 28th for the Frank's package.

 

BENEFICIARIES

100% of the net proceeds will go to our designated beneficiaries. Please consider making an additional donation during the registration process if you are able.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Founded in 1960, the mission of Meals on Wheels is to enable people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and support services, so that they may age in place with dignity. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is one of the largest Meals on Wheels programs in the country, serving thousands of people daily with six regional offices throughout central Maryland and a main central location located in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore City. 

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is proud to be part of Maryland’s emergency response community feeding team. Since March 17, 2020, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland has produced, packed, and delivered over 2.5 million meals. Your donation’s impact is immediate and makes a difference every day to those in need. Thanks to your generosity, nutritious meals and vital support services are provided to aging and homebound individuals throughout central Maryland.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

Baltimore Community Foundation COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund

In mid-March, the Baltimore Community Foundation made a series of discretionary grants to meet urgent needs during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Simultaneously, the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund was launched, ultimately raising more than $2.2 million from a wide range of generous donors to meet immediate, intermediate and long-range needs. COVID Response grants supported urgent needs like food assistance, credible information distribution, remote learning technology and community health programs among others.

Since July, BCF’s grantmaking from the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund has been focused on addressing educational equity concerns and the impacts of this public health crisis on our region’s most vulnerable students. Grantmaking during this period has supported a range of needs, including but not limited to:

  • Mental health supports for students and adults (parents, caregivers, teachers, school staff)
  • Digital literacy supports for parents
  • School-aged child care / programs that provide supervised care for school-aged children during the school day
  • Supports for students with disabilities/IEPs/504 plans
  • Supports for English language learners
  • Tutoring/remediation beyond what is offered through the public school virtual curriculum
  • Meeting basic human needs of families (utilities, rent, food, etc.) 

Your support allows BCF to sustain our response long-term and address the needs of the region's most vulnerable citizens.

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Live Give Run Virtual Race Challenge.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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