Day of races to keep Baltimore athletes on their toes

October 2, 2013 by  

The streets of Baltimore will soon be transformed into the site of an athletic extravaganza. In just over a week, the city will be hosting its 13th annual Running Festival. Flyer printing is undoubtedly on the rise as the organizers of this local tradition continue their efforts to recruit as many participants as possible.

The festival will feature a variety of races for individuals of all ages. The most popular activity will be the Baltimore Marathon, which will take runners through the Inner Harbor area and the Federal Hill and Fells Point neighborhoods. It will also include a lap around Lake Montebello. A half-marathon will be available for athletes who prefer a shorter run but still wish to take in all of the major sights of the city.

This year’s additional options will include team relays and a 5K run and walk. These races have been designed to accommodate participants who require or prefer a less challenging course. There will also be a Kids Fun Run for children under 12.

Attendees will also enjoy live music, games, and food in an area called ‘Celebration Village’ while also having the opportunity to take part in a crab-eating contest. Another highlight of the festival will be a health and fitness expo, where participants and non-participants alike will be able to shop for the likes of shoes and clothing.

The Running Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 and will be centered at M&T Bank Stadium (1101 Russell Street). Those seeking registration information may call (410) 605-9381.