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Baltimore Running Festival 2019

Team Hopkins Kids

Team Hopkins Kids 2017

Join Team Hopkins Kids and run any race in the Baltimore Running Festival on October 19 to raise funds for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Register to Run

Register today for any race in the Baltimore Running Festival to help make a difference for kids. Fundraising minimums for each of the races are:

  • 5K: $250 fundraising minimum
  • Team Relay: $250 fundraising minimum for each member of the relay team
  • Half-Marathon: $250 fundraising minimum
  • Balti-Moron: $250 fundraising minimum
  • Marathon: $250 fundraising minimum

Interested in signing your kids up to run? Register them for the 5K (all ages are welcome but strollers are not permitted). 

When you register for Team Hopkins Kids, you commit to raise $250 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Those funds can be directed to any area of the Children’s Center.  Your registration gets you:  

  • Paid race registration fees
  • A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center technical running shirt
  • Access to our private hospitality tent, which includes:
    • Food and drink before and after all races
    • Post-race massage
    • Secure and convenient race day baggage check
  • An opportunity to socialize with families and care providers who share your passion for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

We want everyone to participate! If you are considering signing up as a family and are worried about your child(ren) raising the $250 minimum, we can work with you on a family discount. Please contact Chelsea Kling at or 410-361-6476.

Register as a Virtual Runner

If you are out of town, unable to run or walk, or want to volunteer your time fundraising please follow the prompts and register as a virtual runner and receive your own fundraising page to raise funds for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Register as a Volunteer

Volunteers will be needed at the Team Hopkins Kids Water Station, located at Mile #25 along the marathon route. You will have the opportunity to cheer on runners during their last mile as they race to the finish line. More information on how to register coming soon.

Donate to Team Hopkins Kids

Not interested in running or fundraising as a virtual runner? You can still support Team Hopkins Kids by making a donation or sponsoring the team. For more information on corporate support, view our corporate sponsorship packages or contact Cynthia Palacz at 410-361-6490. 

History of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Race Team

In 2007, Team Sadie began running 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. The inaugural Team Hopkins Kids raised more than $178,000 for 20 divisions and programs at the Children’s Center in 2017.

Questions? Contact Chelsea Kling in the Office of Development: or 410-361-6476.

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