Baltimore residents to step up to the plate for local kids

November 1, 2013 by  

Families from the Baltimore area are preparing to participate in a post-Halloween athletic event for the benefit of local children. This weekend, the KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot run and walk will be returning to the city for the fourth straight year. Flyer printing is almost undoubtedly on the increase as the sponsors and organizers of this friendly competition work to recruit participants from the community.

The Baltimore Orioles organization will once again be playing a major role in this event. The team’s manager, Buck Showalter, will be serving as host with his wife Angela. Attendees of all ages will arrive at the Camden Yards baseball park to begin a 5K run or a one-mile walk. Instead of crossing a traditional finish line, they will mark their completion of the race by crossing home plate. The baseball team’s mascot, Oriole Bird, will be on hand (or wing) to offer his encouragement.

Participants will be placed in age categories. The top performers in each group will receive gift certificates from businesses in the area.

Although the race will be occurring after Halloween, adults and children alike will be welcome to wear their costumes.

Proceeds from the event will go entirely toward the local chapter of KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs, which provides education, therapy, and other services for children in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The Trick-or-Trot is scheduled for tomorrow, November 2, at 8:00 am. It will cost $15 to $20 to participate in the walk and $35 to run. Those seeking additional information may call (410) 685-9800.