The Hope is in the Science.

Race Information

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 6:30 a.m. registration opens
8:00 a.m. race begins
Location: Power Plant Live!
34 Market Place, Baltimore, MD

$40  (includes an official race t-shirt)
$10 Kids 8 and under



Contact Us:  410-735-7677 or


Pre-Registration and Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Charm City Run
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 561-3570


Friday, May 5, 2017

11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Lunch specials and Happy Hour specials too

Location: MEX Baltimore located at Power Plant Live!
34 Market Street
Baltimore, MD 

All competitive 5K runners will have time chip scoring. Time chip scoring will not be offered to 5K walkers.

The Race: The 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) course begins and ends in downtown Baltimore. For the safety of our runners, the 5K race course is closed to bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, and pets. Wheelchairs and baby joggers/strollers are welcome in the non-competitive 5K walk. No pets please - but service dogs are welcome.  To see the course description, click here.

Awards: The overall best time male and female runners will receive awards. Awards will also be presented to the top female and male runners in each age group: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Official chip timing and scoring of the race is by Charm City Run Events.

Awards will also be given to the top individual fundraiser, the top team fundraiser, and the team with the most participants. Awards ceremony following the race.

Amenities: t-shirts available to first 1,000 registrants only (online)).  To guarantee a t-shirt, please consider pre-registering. Mile markers and water station on the course; splits provided at 1- and 2- mile marks. Post-race refreshments and snacks provided to all participants and volunteers.

Race Beneficiary: All proceeds from the Fiesta 5K will benefit the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. The Center is the only international research organization dedicated solely to the disease. We bring together the best scientists, from a variety of disciplines, in an environment that removes barriers to collaboration and enables shared innovation. We drive new ways of thinking about ALS and help identify drug therapies to slow its progression.  

Out of Town Guests: The Fiesta 5K attracts participants from all over the country. If you are from out of town and looking for a place to stay, you can visit the official tourism site for Baltimore. Here you will also find information on the best that the city has to offer including shopping, dining, and local attractions.  

Hotel Disounts: The Royal Sonesta is the offical hotel of the Fiesta 5K.  Check back as we get closer for discounted hotel information.

Parking on Race Day: CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION.  There are no vouchers or parking coupons this year.  You MUST use the Parking Panda app to pre-pay your dicounted parking.