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November 14, 2020

17th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race & Family Walk

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort • 100 Heron Boulevard CambridgeMD  21613 Organized by Eastern Shore Hospital Center

About this event

The Great Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race & Family Walk

‘Raising Awareness for Good Mental Health’

The National Mental Health Association has designated May as National Mental Health Month to create awareness about this illness and the possibly disabling consequences of this disease. A way to participate locally and promote good physical and mental health is with the Eastern Shore Hospital Center Auxiliary event.

For the last seventeen years, approximately 300 community members have joined our patients and staff on the second Saturday in May to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

More than 200 runners and walkers participated in the 2018 event.

All proceeds directly benefit our patients, residents and special programs.

This year the Eastern Shore Hospital Center celebrates over 100 years of community-linked, recovery-focused care for mental illness. Our 17th annual Wellness Race and Family Walk will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 beginningat 8:00 AM. Participation fees for the race for adults are $30 pre-registration for the 10K run, 5K 100th Anniversary Run/Walk and 3K Family Walk and $35 day of race. There is no fee for youth under 12. The fee includes a commemorative tee shirt, refreshments, post-race breakfast and prizes.

The ESHC Auxiliary is a totally volunteer, 501 (c) 3 organization whose sole purpose is to provide patient services at the hospital. The Auxiliary sponsors many special activities throughout the year. Approximately 69% of ESHC patients are deemed indigent and it is the Auxiliary’s goal to raise $10,000.00 a year in order to give those patients approximately $1.00 per day to use in the center’s café or gift shop. 100% of the proceeds from the Run/Walk will be given directly to our patients and patient programs.

The Eastern Shore Hospital Center us a regional acute-care psychiatric facility, under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Department of Health. The ESHC Auxiliary was chartered in 1952. As a not for profit organization, our Auxiliary has a parallel mission with the Eastern Shore Hospital Center. This mission is to provide the highest quality recovery-based continuum adult inpatient and transitional mental health services for eighty patients on the Eastern Shore. We serve citizens of the counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s , Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester.

The hospital is geographically located in Dorchester County. However, our primary service area for in hospital patients is the lower shore counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

To register, volunteer, become a sponsor, please contact the ESHC Auxiliary at 410-221-2358 or email: Judith.slaughter@maryland.gov .

Event details and schedule


10K Race Starts at 8:00 AM

5K Run/Walk Starts at 8:10 AM

1 Mile Family Walk Starts at 8:15 AM

Breakfast starts at 9:00 AM

Awards begin at 9:30 AM



Free parking will be available on the grounds of the Hyatt RegencyChesapeake Bay Resort. Please follow the instructions of the volunteers on race morning.


Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort

100 Heron Boulevard CambridgeMD  21613

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