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16th Annual Race to Embrace Independence 5K Run/Walk

The race starts and ends in front of Marian House, 949 Gorsuch Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218, and the street will be closed for race activities. 

You will not be able to park on the 900 block of Gorsuch Avenue, but there is plenty of street parking (free, no permit required) on the surrounding blocks.

Free parking is also available in the Johns Hopkins Eastern Campus lots at 1101 E. 33rd Street (Baltimore MD 21218).  From there, it is a quick walk to Marian House at 949 Gorsuch Ave.  Volunteers will assist you. See map below. 

Parking Map  (Enter JHU Eastern Campus parking lot from Loch Raven Road or 33rd Street) 

Here is the complete schedule for the day:

7:30am:  Race village opens

8:30am: Welcome and introductions

8:45am:  Announcements; registration closes

9:00am:  RACE START:  Awards follow

Hybrid again - with virtual and IN-PERSON options! 

WHERE? Marian House

949 Gorsuch Avenue, Baltimore MD 21218

WHEN? Saturday, September 28, 2024

7:30am  Registration

9:00 Race begins


Adult In-person 5K - $45, $50 in September, $60 on Race Day
Adult In-person 1 Mile - $45, $50 in September, $60 on Race Day
Adult Virtual - $40
Youth Age 6-12 In-person 5K - $25
Youth Age 6-12 In-person 1 Mile - $25
Youth Age 6-12 Virtual - $25
Age 0-5 In-person 5K - Free
Age 0-5 In-person 1 Mile - Free
Age 0-5 Virtual - Free 

WHY? to support women, families and children rebuilding their lives at Marian House

Our 5K Race to Embrace Independence directly supports Marian House's mission and is our most important annual fundraiser. 

Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. We provide a safe, sober, and loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socioeconomic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives.

Questions? Call us at (410) 467-4246 or email

A Little Bit About Marian House

This Years Race Map