Get your running shoes on – if you’re going to manage to get some tickets, that is. A date has been set for one of Baltimore’s largest events: The Baltimore Running Festival. In 2010, the tenth anniversary of this event will take place on Saturday, October 16. (Note! This is a change from the traditional second Saturday of October to the third Saturday.)
The Baltimore Running Festival has done much for the city throughout its tenure. Since its inception in 2001, the event has provided an amazing economic boost for the city by generating $135 million in revenue for the city and state, and more than $5 million for local charities. It’s become one of the city’s top events.
“The event not only has a tremendous impact on the city’s economy, but it brings communities together with residents lining the streets to cheer for runners traveling through Baltimore’s neighborhoods,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said.
Under Armour is the naming sponsor for the event, and has served to draw international attention to its series of five events: the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon, United Way 5K, Legg Mason Team Relay, and Kids’ Fun Run (my personal favorite). Corrigan Sports Enterprises will once again produce the event.