Cool Kids Campaign Running Festival
Start: Sunday, June 2, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)
Towson , MD 21204
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 8:59 PM (EDT)
Looking for a great Sunday morning event that the entire family can enjoy? Join the Cool Kids Campaign for the 4th annual Cool Kids Campaign Running Festival! Our live DJ, breakfast spread and family activities throughout the morning set this event apart! 100% of proceeds benefit the Cool Kids Campaign, a 501c3 charity serving families in the greater Baltimore area.
T-shirt cut-off was May 17th. Shirts are NOT guaranteed for participants signing up going forward. We will order extras but will distribute them on a first-come, first -serve basis to online registrants. No shirts are provided for race day registrants - sorry!.
What To Expect:
A friendly atmosphere geared toward beginner runners, kids and families welcomes participants as our live DJ pumps up the tunes. A breakfast spread featuring donuts, coffee, and fruit is available both before and after the race.
After you check-in, take your kids to the face-painting station or make an encouraging sign to hold up as you cheer on a family member. Kids (and adults!) enjoy a group warm-up led by a personal trainer before walking to the start line. Volunteers are on hand at every course turn to make sure you stay on track and to cheer you on! After you cross the finish line an ice cold washcloth is handed to you and you enjoy breakfast with your fellow particpants. Kids 12 and under (and our age group winners) recieve finisher medals to mark their accomplishment. Be it your first race ever or your 10th 10K this is a great cause to support and we hope you'll join us in 2013!
We would like to extend a final thank you to Church of the Natvitiy for hosting our event the past two years. We are excited, however, that we outgrew their space and had to look for more parking options! Goucher College stepped up to plate and we are thrilled to have them as our host this year. The move is also to allow us even greater control of vehicle traffic on the race course. Campus security will help us make sure that the minimal car traffic on Sunday morning does not impeed the race experience for anyone.
The registration deadline to guarentee you a t-shirt was Friday, May 17th. We will be ordering extras, but we are not able to guarentee a t-shirt to participants signing up now through race day.
All runners will receive some other great freebies in their race bags in addition to breakfast after the race.
We hope this policy will reduce the number of wasted t-shirts and therefore maximize the donation to Cool Kids Campaign. Thank you to our participants the past two years for your feedback on this!
All shirts will be available for you at packet pickup or at the Cool Kids Campaign office in Towson. Thank you for your continued support!
NOTE: In an effort to make this event as family-friendly as possible we offer a special "Family Registration" option. Families with children ages 12 and under can save 15% before April 5th when they sign up together. The discount lowers to 10% from April 6th - May 3rd. The Family Registration promotion ends at midnight on May 3rd.
|Price for Adult 10K||Price for Adult 5K||Price for Child 5K |
(Ages 12 and under)
|Price for Fun Run|
|Through May 17th |
(Last day for t-shirt orders)
|Through May 29th |
(Online Registration Closes!)
|Race Day |
(Sun, June 2)
The 5K and 1 mile courses remain on the Goucher College campus in their entirety, allowing us to better control traffic (which is minimal on a Sunday morning). The 10K will begin on the Goucher campus loop but then exit into the woods where a portion of the race will be on trails. The 1 Mile Fun Run will use the same finish line as the 5K and 10K, which is sure to create a truly memorable finish for the kids! Returning runners will enjoy our new course layouts and expanded festival atmosphere! Detailed course maps will be posted one week before the race.
We welcome one stroller per family on the 5k and 1 Mile courses only (no strollers on 10K). We prohibit the use of bicycles, roller blades or any other means of transportation on the course besides your own two feet. Sorry pet lovers, no dogs allowed.
Directions and Parking:
Goucher College is located at 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, Maryland. Enter the campus off of Dulaney valley Road and follow the instructions of the parking marshals. Parking is FREE and available onsite during race day. Goucher College is less than 0.2 miles from I-695. Take Exit 27a (marked for Goucher College / Dulaney Valley Rd).
RUN FOR A CAUSE
The Cool Kids Campaign is a local Towson charity that seeks to improve the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families while they face the challenges of cancer. The Cool Kids Running Festival raises money for their Learning Center program, the core focus of which is to address the academic and social effects cancer has on children. Their programs aim to keep kids current with their grade level in school, while providing them a chance to interact with their peers. This race has donated more than $35,000 to the Cool Kids Campaign Learning Center in its first three years. Join us and help us raise the next $15,000!
Learn more about the Cool Kids Campaign Learning Center