Equip, encourage and empower with each stride!

Please visit https://brigancebrigade.networkforgood.com/ for donations to Brigance Brigade Foundation

On-line registration has closed.  There will be a limited number of on-site registrations available on race day between 7 and 8 am.  Thank you!

On Sunday, April 28, the Brigance Brigade Foundation will host the 6th annual 5.7K Championship Race & 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk. This family-friendly event will bring together runners and walkers of all experience levels for a morning of fun and fitness to support the Brigance Family’s vision for their legacy, to provide direct resources and financial assistance to families battling ALS.


Please read the following carefully for a fun and successful 5.7K!


Packet Pickup:

Due to an overwhelming crowd at last year’s event, packet pickup will not be available at Canton Waterfront Park on the day of the event (4/28/19). Registered participants can pick up their bib at the locations below in advance of race day:

Tuesday, April 23 | 4 - 8 PM 
Merritt Club - White Marsh:
5301 Campbell Blvd, Nottingham, MD 21236

Wednesday, April 24 | 4 - 8 PM 
Merritt Club - Canton:
3401 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21244

Thursday, April 25 | 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Brigance Brigade Foundation Office:
11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza I, Suite 105, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Saturday, April 27 | 2 - 6 PM
Canton Waterfront Park:
3001 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

If you are unable to pick up your own race packet, you may authorize another person to do so on your behalf. The authorized individual must bring a note, email or text from you stating that they have been given permission to pick up your bib. Please also let that person know your preferred t-shirt size. If you are planning to pick up for a group or team, please bring a list if possible.


Participant parking is available in the parking lot across from the CareFirst Blue Cross BlueShield Tower on S. Clinton St [click here for image].

Reduced rate parking ($7.00 per vehicle) is being provided by Lanier Parking. Parking may be paid for on-site at the time of the race, or a reservation and advance payment may be made by using Park Whiz.


Brunch will be served in the Celebration Village; all participants who purchased the build-your-own brunch bar will need to show their blue wristbands to receive food.

All participants who purchased brunch will receive a blue wristband in your packet at packet pickup. The blue wristbands must be brought with you to Canton Waterfront Park on race day, this is your ‘ticket’ for brunch.

Don't miss out on Jimmy's Famous Seafood's delicious brunch! You can still purchase brunch online by clicking here.

Additional brunches can be purchased on Sunday, April 28 at the Brigance Brigade Foundation tent for $15. 

Beer & Bubbles:

All participants 21+ are invited to enjoy beer, wine and mimosas in Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s Beer & Bubbles tent.

All race participants 21+ will receive 1 complimentary beverage. Please bring your ID and bib to the Celebration Village, no one will be served without proper identification. 

Additional drink tickets (1 for $6 or 4 for $20) may be purchased at the Brigance Brigade Foundation tent.

Celebration Village Map:

Check out the map of our Celebration Village and plan your Sunday Funday! Bring the family - we've got brunch, beer, games, music and more!

Event overview:

8 AM

Suggested arrival time! Everyone should already have their shirts and bibs in hand and be ready to race. Head to the starting line for pre-race appearances by The Oriole Bird, Baltimore Ravens’ Poe and Ava Marie, Mindy Basara and Keith Mills from WBAL.


9:00 AM

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood Brunch, Beer & Bubbles Tent opens for business!


9:00 AM

The 2019 5.7K is off! Followed by the 1.57 mile run/walk.


9:00 AM

Head to the Celebration Village to grab a snack, visit our face painter, challenge your friends to a shoot out at the Double Hoops game, dance to music provided by Bristol Sounds Deejays and dedicate your race at our Memorial Bib tent.


10:15 AM

Kids’ Fun Run begins! Participants should meet at the basketball inflatable in the Celebration Village.


10:30 AM

Congratulate our first place finishers during a brief award ceremony.


10:45 AM

Stick around after the program to enjoy the beautiful weather and all the Celebration Village has to offer.


Volunteers Needed:

The 5.7K Championship Event would not be possible without the help of our generous volunteers on race day.

If you have family or friends who may be interested in volunteering their time, please direct them to: https://signup.com/go/LhnVMWs.



Questions relating to race registration, logistics, timing, etc, can be directd to Andrea Gilde at Blue Cheetah Sports Timing and Event Management: andrea@bluecheetahtiming.com.

If you or your company are interested in event sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions relating to fundraising and the work of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, etc. can be directed to Exeuctive Director Stephanie Chall: schall@brigancebrigade.org; 410-878-2030.

About the Brigance Brigade Foundation:

The Brigance Brigade Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to equip, encourage, and empower people living with ALS. Founded by #57 former champion football player, O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, the Brigance Brigade Foundation cultivates a caring community, demands dignity for all, and actively works to create a lasting, positive impact to realize a world where people touched by ALS thrive with purpose and passion.  






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