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Baltimore Running Festival

Team Hopkins Kids 2022

Team Hopkins Kids 2017

Team Hopkins Kids provides community members the opportunity to run (or walk!) any race in the Baltimore Running Festival while raising funds for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

This year, we will again be joining forces with another signature event at the Children’s Center, Baltimore Boogie, for our third annual campaign — KIDS CAN’T WAIT: 30 Day Miracle Movement for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

This 30-day challenge will begin the weekend of the Baltimore Running Festival on Friday, Oct. 14, with opening ceremonies, followed by an in-person race day with the Baltimore Running Festival or a virtual run (we will provide race routes!) on Saturday, Oct. 15. KIDS CAN'T WAIT will continue through Nov. 12, culminating in a virtual Baltimore Boogie dance marathon.

We hope you will join us as part of Team Hopkins Kids either in person at the Baltimore Running Festival or virtually on race day on Saturday, Oct. 15. When you register, you can choose which race you want to run (in person or virtually). Check out our FAQs for more details.

We are thrilled to be back in person and once again hosting a Team Hopkins Kids tent during the Baltimore Running Festival.. Register by Sept. 30 to help the Children’s Center have a major presence at the festival!

Register to move for the kids!

History of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Race Team

In 2007, Team Sadie began participating in the Baltimore Running Festival to raise money in support of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in memory of Sadie Elizabeth Abell. After raising nearly $1 million, Team Sadie officially passed the baton to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to carry on the mission by creating a team for the 2017 Baltimore Running Festival. Team Hopkins Kids has raised nearly $600,000 for 20 divisions and programs at the Children’s Center since its inception.

Questions? Contact Jennie Phelps, associate director of corporate engagement and events, at

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