Fri April 17 - Thu April 30
Your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill

Join us for the Inaugural Live Give Run Virtual Race Challenge, and walk or run to support two local organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in Maryland; the Maryland Food Bank, and the University of Maryland Medical System. Use the race as a motivation tool to stay active, compete against family and friends, or just support those who are working to keep Marylanders safe during this difficult time. 100% of the race proceeds will be split between the Maryland Food Bank and UMMS' COVID-19 Response Fund.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick a race distance (or more than one if you'd like) and join a team based on your local CCR shop
  2. You'll receive an email when the race "starts" on April 17th.
  3. Run your race(s) and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by the deadline of April 30th 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 hashtags #livegiverunvirtualrace and #charmcityrun
  4. After we verify the top finishers at each distance we will finalize the results and award prizes. The largest CCR store team will receive an extra reward from our friends at Under Armour!

Here's what you get for signing up:

  1. A "Maryland Heart" pin we've designed just for this virtual event. Pins will be mailed out to registrants using the shipping address provided during registration beginning April 30th.
  2. A chance to win awards from Under Armour and Charm City Run for top finishers
  3. A chance to win a $10 Charm City Run store credit if you are a member of the winning store team
  4. Motivation to stay active
  5. The good feeling that comes with helping those who help us!


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

*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.


Runners will be able to submit their results through text or email (if opted in) or through the results page from April 17th through April 30th (11:59 Eastern Time). If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at


All participants will receive a “Maryland Heart” pin 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 will be mailed out beginning April 30th using the address provided during registration.


Top Finishers in each event will receive:

  • 1st place Male & Female in each distance will receive a pair of Under Armour Machina 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 1-year MVP subscription to MapMyRun

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.


During registration you will have the option to join a team representing your favorite/local Charm City Run shop. At the end of the result submission period (Friday, April 30 at 11:59 PM), the team with the most registrants will receive an awesome prize - a $10 CCR store credit courtesy of our friends at Under Armour! (store credit will be given to the first 200 participants who registered for the winning store). Recruit your friends and family to help your shop win the team competition!


As an optional bonus, join MapMyRun to connect with your local community. You'll have the opportunity to join fun challenges based at each Charm City Run location. Here's how to get started:

  1. Create a MapMyRun account and log in
  2. Click here to "Find Friends" and search for "CharmCityRun"
  3. Find your store and click "Add"

Your store will add you as a friend and invite you to the challenge. Have fun competing with your fellow store friends to see who can accumulate the most mileage! Please note that you do not have to join MapMyRun to be eligible for the winning store team award.


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

Maryland Food Bank
For 40 years, the Maryland Food Bank has been uniquely positioned to provide food assistance to those who need it most, especially during emergencies like natural disasters, government shutdowns, and now, COVID-19. With schools closed, and workplaces and public institutions suspending operations, demand for food assistance is growing quickly. MFB is working proactively and collaboratively to meet rising food needs across the state during this public health crisis and beyond.

Your support will allow MFB to:

  • Keep their network of community partners’ shelves stocked so they can stay open to safely move food into their communities
  • Safely feed children, seniors, and working families through modified versions of existing programs
  • Build “Back Up Boxes,” for future use, in cases where MFB’s regular programs and partners aren’t available to distribute food

University of Maryland Medical System Foundation- UMMS COVID-19 Response Fund
As our state and nation respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is no doubt on the front lines of this health care challenge and will do what is necessary to care for our patients, our workforce, and our communities. This is a time for us all to pull together. Every day, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises throughout Maryland. The need for philanthropic support has reached a new level of importance and urgency.

A gift to the UMMS COVID-19 Response Fund, which benefits:

  • Clinical Care
    The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Following the protocols of the CDC and utilizing the UMMS Incident Command Structure, we will continue to provide leading edge care to our patients and advance our treatments in response to the escalating spread of this virus.
  • Telemedicine
    Telemedicine permits two-way, real-time communication between a provider and a patient at a distant location. Remote visits offer patients advanced medical care, while reducing the risk of exposure to others.
  • Community Outreach
    As an anchor institution, we extend our reach beyond the walls of our hospital and help our communities with basic necessities, such as food.
  • Equipment and Supplies

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