Frequently Asked Questions

Event FAQs

When is the race?

Saturday, October 15, 2022

How much does it cost?

Your race registration is $25.00 unless you are a supporter — not racing.

Fundraising minimums for each of the races are:

  • 5K: $225 fundraising minimum
  • 10K: $250 fundraising minimum
  • Half-Marathon: $275 fundraising minimum
  • Full Marathon: $325 fundraising minimum
  • 5k/Half Marathon Combo: $350 fundraising minimum
  • Virtual Racer: $200 fundraising minimum

You will be contacted by Institute staff to give your credit card information. Please understand that your credit card WILL NOT be charged if you meet your minimum fundraising goal by October 31st. Your credit card WILL be charged on November 1st for any remaining balance.

Where is the race?

Baltimore City's Inner Harbor

Where is the expo? What are the expo hours?

We will have our packet pick up on Friday, October 14th before/during the Pasta Party. If you can not make the Pasta Party, you can pick it up on the day of the race at the Kennedy Krieger tent.

Who does the race benefit?

The funds raised from the Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Running Festival team will support our rehabilitation programs, in which aggressive, innovative therapies help individuals with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of patients with disabilities who participate in the event, through the funding of adaptive sports, scholarships, new therapy equipment and participation in marathons across the country. Recreational activities are often overlooked for individuals with disabilities, but Kennedy Krieger recognizes the important benefits—including improved health, self-esteem, social connections and community reintegration—of exercise for its patients.

With this charity team, we aim to increase the number of Kennedy Krieger patients who are able to participate in the races each year, open the door to improved physical fitness for those with disabilities, and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. Thank you for sharing our vision!

Registration FAQs

How do I register online?

Click here to access the online registration form.

I need to upgrade/downgrade my race distance. How can I do that?

Please email Kennedy Krieger Institute's Special Events staff at Events@KennedyKrieger.org to get this changed for you.

What benefits will I receive if I register to be a virtual racer for Kennedy Krieger Institute?

You will receive the following benefits as a Kennedy Krieger Institute Virtual Racer:

  • A Kennedy Krieger Institute Team Shirt.
  • A Free Carb-loading pasta party the evening before the race catered by Sabatino's.
  • Access to the Kennedy Krieger Team tent in Celebration Village.
  • Coffee, snacks, and refreshments.
  • The knowledge that you raised funds to help the children and families of Kennedy Krieger Institute.

You will NOT receive the following benefits as a Kennedy Krieger Institute Virtual Racer:

  • A registration into a Baltimore Running Festival event.
  • A Baltimore Running Festival event shirt.
  • Access to the "Runners only Zone" on the day of the event.
  • Any correspondence from the Baltimore Running Festival or Corrigan Sports (the event's official organizer).

I have already registered online for the Baltimore Running Festival. Can I still join the Kennedy Krieger Institute Team and fundraise?

You will need to email us at Events@KennedyKrieger.org and we will work with you on an individual basis.

What is an individual goal?

Your individual goal is the amount of money that you hope to raise for Kennedy Krieger Institute. By joining our team you have committed to raise the fundraising minimum for your selected distance.

Fundraising minimums for each of the races are:

  • 5K: $225 fundraising minimum
  • 10K: $250 fundraising minimum
  • Half-Marathon: $275 fundraising minimum
  • Full Marathon: $325 fundraising minimum
  • 5k/Half Marathon Combo: $350 fundraising minimum
  • Virtual Racer: $200 fundraising minimum

I have formed a team. How does my fundraising differ?

This can be done in a variety of ways. One person can raise the money for the entire team, each individual can still be responsible for their own goal, or all gifts can be made directly to the team page. The team total is calculated by all the gifts that have been made to the team and each individual's fundraising pages. If the team does not reach their collective fundraising goal, the individuals who have not reached their goal will be charged the difference.

What is the start time for each race? Where does each race start? What is the distance of each race? What are the restrictions for each race?

Full Marathon

  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Start Line: Paca & Camden Streets
  • Start Time: 8:00am
  • Age Restrictions: 16 and older
  • Participants must be able to complete the course in 7 hours

Half Marathon

  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Start Line: Light & Pratt Streets
  • Start Time: 9:45am
  • Age Restrictions: 14 and older
  • Participants must be able to complete the course in 5 hours

5K and Half Marathon

  • Distance: Complete the 5K AND the Half-Marathon in the same day!
  • Start Line: Light & Pratt Streets for BOTH events
  • Start Time: 5K Start Time is 7:30am; Half Marathon Start Time is 9:45am
  • Age Restrictions: 14 and older

5K

  • Distance: 3.1 miles
  • Start Line: Light & Pratt Streets
  • Start Time: 7:30am
  • Age Restrictions: No age restrictions

Can I change information (address, email, name, age, etc.) on my registration?

You can log in to your registration to edit your registration excluding name, birthday, and gender. If you need to edit one of those categories please email CustomerService@CorriganSports.com.

How do I change my shirt size?

If you want to change your shirt size please Click Here to make the change. At the expo Corrigan Sports will have exchange bins right near the tables where you pick up your race shirts. You will have to sift through the bin(s) to try and find your desired size/race. If you see the one you want, just trade/exchange the shirt you have for the one in the bin.

If you want to change your Kennedy Krieger Team shirt size, you can email us at Events@KennedyKrieger.org and we will work with you on an individual basis.

How do I contact Kennedy Krieger if I have questions?

You may call the Kennedy Krieger Institute Philanthropy Office at 443-923-7300 or you may email Events@KennedyKrieger.org.

Fundraising Page FAQs

How can I increase my fundraising goal?

Log into your participant center, and at the top right corner, you will see a box titled “Your Goal”. Simply type in your new goal amount and hit update. Your website will now display a new goal, and your thermometer will adjust accordingly.

How do I resize my pictures for my fundraising web page?

In order to upload photos to your website, they must be 200kb or less. Make sure to check the size of your photos before uploading, and if necessary, re-size them in your photo editor program to the correct amount. You can also resize photos at www.picresize.com If you need assistance resizing your photos, please send an email to Events@KennedyKrieger.org.