The Cause

Proceeds from the Sowebo Landmark 5k run/walk support youth programming in Southwest Baltimore

The Sowebo Landmark 5k is an annual neighborhood race that supports youth programming in Southwest Baltimore. Established in 2011, the Sowebo Landmark 5k aims to unite neighbors, families, and local resources to create active, healthy communities and highlight the historic landmarks of Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo). The planning committee consists of neighborhood volunteers working alongside representatives of the race beneficiaries.

Southwest Baltimore Charter School (SBCS)

To create extraordinary learning experiences that inspire the thoughtful, courageous, compassionate citizen in every child.

SBCS’s Expeditionary Learning

Students enjoy Fitness & Adventure (F&A) programming beginning in Kindergarten with visits to the orchards in Carroll Park, and culminating in 8th grade with a weeklong Outward Bound trip. Canoe trips on Middle River and hikes along the entire length of the Gwynns Falls watershed supplement more typical fitness activities, such as soccer, yoga, and fitness challenges. F&A experiences also provide opportunities for students to collaborate and support one another, whether to cheer one another on, or help a friend who is not as strong or as coordinated. We believe our F&A programming is critical to our mission of providing extraordinary experiences for students.

Southwest Sports and Fitness Alliance

Southwest Sports and Fitness Alliance is helping to create a complete resident supported system and structure for Southwest Baltimore that supports comprehensive athletic, sport and fitness opportunities for youth and families and also instills a sense of community and neighborhood pride.