The Race

The 13th annual 5k run/walk is on Sunday, October 6, 2024, at 9 am. The course starts in Union Square Park and winds through and around Southwest Baltimore’s historic landmarks and parks, including Hollins Market, the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, the B&O Railroad Museum, the Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park, and the H.L. Mencken House and Museum. The course showcases Sowebo’s rich cultural diversity, architectural beauty, historic landmarks, and parks. A festive atmosphere permeates the event with music, water, fruit and healthy snacks provided and an Awards Ceremony after runners and walkers have finished.

T-Shirts, Amenities, Awards: All participants receive a Sowebo Landmark 5K T-shirt and all youth finishers receive a medal. Top male and female finishers receive gift cards, and top finishers in all age categories receive medals. There will be a post-race celebration with music, refreshments, and prizes for randomly selected bib numbers.

Charity Beneficiaries: Southwest Sports and Fitness Alliance & other youth programs in southwest Baltimore

Registration: The registration fee is $25 for 5K run/walk participants through July 31, 2024, $35 from August 1 – September 30, 2024. Race day registration is from 7:30 to 8:45 AM and the fee is $40.

Youth Registrations: All youth 18 years of age and younger run for FREE. All participants under 18 must still complete registration, which includes a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Parking: Street parking is available around Union Square Park (the race start and finish) and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Restrictions: No dogs, skateboards, rollerblades/rollerskates, or scooters are allowed on the course.

Pre-race Packet Pick-up:

Friday, October 4th, 4-7pm
Saturday, October 5th, 12pm-2pm
Checkerspot Brewery
1421 Ridgely St.
Baltimore, 21230

NOTE: While Pre-Race online registration is available until 11:59 PM on 10/5/24, you will not be eligible for Pre-race Packet-Pickup if you register after 11:59 on 10/3/2024.

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