Login I Find a Runner I Donate 
*Please note that if you register after September 5th, we cannot guarantee that your requested shirt size will be available.
Open Registration for the Children's Heart Program Running Team has closed.
If you are still interested in running for our team please contact Ali Hoffman (ahoffman2@umm.edu), by September 29th, to inquire about registration availability.


Why join the CHP Running Team?

  • Discounted race registration fee
  • A custom Children's Heart Program Running Team t-shirt
  • Exclusive Children's Heart Program Running Team discounts on training programs, and running gear, through Charm City Run
  • Post-race physical therapy screening by the UMMC Ambulatory Rehabilitation Team
  • Pre-race Breakfast
  • Post-Race lunch and refreshments 
  • A secure tent to keep your belongings during the race
  • A central meeting location in the Celebration Village for friends and family before and after the race
  • And More!

For questions, please contact Ali Hoffman (ahoffman2@umm.edu or 410-328-4609)


Team Fundraising 

In order to raise money for the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, we ask all 2014 CHP Running Team members to fundraise at least $100. To facilitate the fundraising process, once you register you will have a personal fundraising page to send emails out to family and friends, and track your personal fundraising goal. We have also created a Fundraising 101 packet for your reference, with a few fun ideas to help get you started! Look out for fundraising incentives, which will be advertised in the coming months, as a bit of extra motivation to reach your goal!

Our fundraising goal for 2014 is $60,000- with your help, we can reach that goal!

 Please note that your registration fee does not count toward the  $100 fundraising minimum.


 Our 2014 Children's Heart Program Running Team Partners:


About the Children's Heart Program

The Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital provides compassionate and comprehensive cardiac care for children from before birth through adulthood with a specialized team of pediatric cardiologists and surgeons, cutting-edge diagnostic technology and interventional procedures, and an emphasis on each individual patient and their entire family.

Click Here for more information about the Children's Heart Program

About Our Team
The Children's Heart Program Running Team was established in 2009, with family and friends of Dr. Geoffrey Rosenthal, the Director of the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital and avid runner. Dr. Rosenthal formed the team with two goals in mind- to keep alive a streak of daily running during his family's relocation to Maryland that year, and to help improve services for children with heart disease here in the state. Dr. Rosenthal belives that children should be able to receive excellent cardiac care without having to leave Maryland.


Over the last 6 years, the CHP Running Team has grown to more that 250 runners from all over Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. These runners have banded together to raise over $150,000 for the Children's Heart Program. Last year the CHP Running Team raised over $52,000, and saw our first ever patient participant run in the Kid's Fun Run!


 Join us and make a difference in the lives of children with heart disease!