Growing in Strides 5K Farm Run/Walk

Saturday, May 12, 2012   9:00 AM
Smaritan Women Farm 602 S. Chapel Gate Lane
Baltimore , MD

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Online Reg. Closes:

May 9, 2012 09:00 PM Pacific Time

Event Description:

Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m.
602 S. Chapel Gate Lane
Baltimore, Md. 21229

What's a Farm Run?
There's a 23-acre estate in the City, operating Baltimore's largest urban farm? It's true! The Samaritan Women is a very different kind of organization, so why do a typical 5K? We've charted a course that will not only give you a good workout, but also some surprising scenery. Along the course you'll enjoy Baltimore City's largest farm, greenhouses, a berry vineyard, chickens, bees, a view of the National Cemetery, and over 17 acres of woodland. … a Farm in the City? Who woulda thought?

Entry Fees
$25 registration before/on May 1
$30 after May 1
$15 for ages 12 and under
$60 for family of 4 (two adults/two kids)
Registrations must be mailed by May 1. Please do not send cash. Family and team registrations must be mailed in together.

Family registrations must use the printable entry form. The family must print one application form for each family member and enclose one check for $60.

Make checks payable to: Growing in Strides 5K
Mail checks to: Growing in Strides 5K, PO Box 5464, Towson, Md. 21285

All race participants receive a Growing in Strides T-shirt, race bag and refreshments upon completion of the race. The course includes one water station.

Sleepwalkers: Sleep in and receive a T-shirt. Please indicate if you are a sleepwalker on the registration form (mail only), send in your check and a shirt will be mailed to you.
Note: Shirts will only be mailed to those who register as sleepwalkers.

Packet Pick-up
Friday, May 11
Charm City Run Clarksville
12186 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, Md. 21029

Awards: top three overall male and females, top male and female in the following age groups: 15 and under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over.  Awards will also be given for the largest team and for the team that raises the most in donations.

Team Registration: Build morale and form a team from your company, church, family or friends. Being part of a team is fun. You’ll build camaraderie and community while raising much-needed funds for The Samaritan Women. Team members receive all the benefits of individual race participants plus early packet pick-up. We encourage you to wear T-shirts displaying your team/company name or logo on race day.  Team pages are easy to build on the registrations site.

Fundraising: Choose a web address and use our template to create your own fundraising page. Set a fundraising goal, post messages, describe your mission and add photos and videos to personalize your page in minutes.

Make a Donation to Samaritan Women.

Beneficiary: Founded in 2007, The Samaritan Women (TSW) is a Christian nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health, healing and hope through four ministry efforts
(1) operating a therapeutic residence for women, offering counseling and life skills development
(2) offering a vocational program in culinary arts with an innovative "from seed to table" curriculum
(3) managing a large urban farm to support local shelters and neighbors in need, and is a key part of our vocational program
(4) leading a state-wide social justice initiative against human trafficking

Through the efforts of over 100 churches, service clubs, businesses and schools, the Samaritan Women transformed the abandoned and vandalized 1893 Victorian mansion into a beautiful house of healing that will serve up to 16 women. And, we created Baltimore City’s largest farm, including 2.3 acres of growing space, three greenhouses, a berry vineyard, bee-keeping and chickens.

As part of our ministry to the community, we donate up to 50 percent of the produce to local families and nonprofit agencies in the inner city. The remaining produce is used in our Residence program or sold directly to area chefs. This year we are launching two additional farm enterprises: seasonal flowers and a greenhouse production of sprouts and micro greens. Both of these ventures will provide job skills development and teach the principles of micro enterprise.  

Growing in Strides and Farm Festival celebrates our farm and the accomplishments of  the TSW residents. We look forward to having you enjoy the run/walk, visit our campus, and learn about sustainable and eco-friendly businesses in Baltimore.

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