Lions ROAR, elephants ROAR, tigers ROAR… and you, too, can ROAR for Kids with Kennedy Krieger! Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s  ROAR for Kids, a 5K run and low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages. 

Back this year! We are embracing our lush natural surroundings at Oregon Ridge Park with a jungle theme. Dress up like your favorite wild animal to win prizes and join in the fun! Let your imagination run wild!

When all you cheetahs, giraffes, and orangutans are finished stampeding or walking, be sure to checkout the wide variety of fun activities and entertainment at our Jungle Festival

Click here to view the schedule of events.

Feeling sleepy as a sloth? Sleep in--hakuna matata. You can Snore for ROAR to support our kids!

Enter our raffle for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card, a six-month YMCA family membership, one year family membership to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a family day at the Maryland Science Center and more!

All proceeds from the event will help raise much-needed funds for research and programs to help kids at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. To see how past funds were used by specific programs, please click here! Sorry, no refunds.

Beaver Dam Roads will be closed from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. This means that there will be no access TO or FROM Oregon Ridge Park during this time. Please plan accordingly. 

Participants at ROAR for Kids

  • Festival Only: 86 participants
  • Race, Walk Participants: 552 participants
  • Snore for ROAR: 102 participants