Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to important questions you may have about the race.
Can I pick up my packet the morning of the race?
Only runners who register the morning of the race will be able to pick up a packet on race day. All runners who registered online or during a packet pick-up MUST pick up their packets during one of the packet pick-ups.
Where and when can I pick up my packet?
Monday, May 5th - 5:00 - pm - 8:00 pm- Chick-Fil-A located at 10975 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723 - 20% of all proceeds from Spirit Night will be donated to the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
Tuesday, May 6th - 9:00 am - 12 Noon - Charm City Run - Bel Air
Tuesday, May 6th 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Charm City Run - Timonium
Wedneday, May 7th - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Charm City Run - Baltimore
Thursday, May 8th - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Maple Lawn Community - 8161 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, MD 20759
Friday, May 9th - 12:00 Noon - 6:00 pm - Charm City Run - Clarksville
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
You may have someone else pick-up your packet (bib number, participant shirt and Goodie Bag) during any of the six packet pick ups. The person getting your number will need a signed note from you or a copy of an email from you and photo ID for himself or herself. Please don't send the note authorizing someone to pick up your packet to us. The person picking up your packet should bring the note (a printout of an email is fine) with them to a packet pick-up location!
Are all participants eligible to fundraise?
YES!! All fundraisers, Half Marathon and 5K runners are encouraged to fundraise and earn premiums.
If someone wants to write a check in support of my fundraising campaign to whom should their check(s) be made payable?
Checks should be made payable to UMMS Foundation/MHM with the runner/fundraiser's name noted on the memo line.
Where should I send offline donations that I have collected in support of my fundraising campaign?
UMMS Foundation/MHM, Attn: Tara Trimper, 110 South Paca Street, 9th floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
Note: please do not send cash donations in the mail—convert to money order (made payable to UMMS Foundation/MHM) or drop cash off at our office.
Will offline donations made in support of my fundraising campaign (checks or money orders mailed to the UMMS Foundation) show on my fundraising page?
Yes, but only if we know whose fundraising campaign to credit. To ensure you receive credit for these donations be sure to include a note with your name so we can credit the donation to your fundraising total. In order for the people that have donated to get a tax receipt, we will also need their name, mailing address, and donation amount.
How much does it cost to register?
Maryland Half Marathon
$75.00 From registration open until February 28th
$85.00 From March 1st thru May 9th
Kids Fun Run
What time does the race start?
The Half Marathon will begin at 8:00 a.m. , the 5K will beging at 8:30 a.m. and the Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m.
Where does the race start and finish?
The race begins and ends at Maple Lawn.
Is there parking available?
Yes! There is plenty of FREE parking at the Maple Lawn Community.
If I register for the race, will I get to see the concert and have access to the post-race festival?
Yes, everyone attending the event will have free access to the post-race festival and concert.
Can my friends and family attend the post-race festival?
Yes, friends and family are encouraged to come!
Do I have to fundraise?
Fundraising is not required, but strongly suggested! You will get a better race premium and you will be raising money for the battle against cancer.
Will my friends and family who sponsor me get a tax-deduction?
Yes, all contributions are 100% tax deductible. Each contributor receive a tax receipt for their records.
Will there be food after the race?
Runners will be treated to a variety of food and beverages after the race. There will be more food available for purchase after the race (and plenty of free samples too!).
Is there a way to honor those who fought or are fighting cancer?
Yes! A limited number of inspirational "Run with a purpose!" signs are available for personalization. These signs will be posted along the course with encouraging messages for our runners. All signs will include "Run for:" printed in the upper left corner. The cost is 50.00 per sign. For more information on purchasing a personalized "Run with a purpose!" sign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.328.5770.
Will there be chip timing?
How many water stops will there be?
There will be 8 water stops, 3 with Gatorade for the Half Marathon and 1 water stop for the 5K.
Are any running stores holding training programs for this race?
Jack Beach USATF Certified Level 1 and RRCA Certified Coach
Charm City Run
How old do you have to be to run the Half Marathon?
You must be 14 years of age to run the Half Marathon.
There is no age limit for the 5K. If you are 13 and under, you will be required to have parental permission.
What is the appropriate age group for the Kids Fun Run?
The Kids Fun is approximately half a mile and is open to all children 12 and under. Click Here for more information.
Are Walkers Welcome?
How long is the course open?
The half marathon course will be open for four hours.
The 5K course will be open for 1 hour.
Contact Tara Trimper at: