A MILLION REASONS TO RUN THIS RACE!
SIGN UP FOR THE CAREFIRST BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD BALTIMORE 10-MILER TODAY
REASON 1: THE GEAR-
This race is known for its amazing premium and 2016 won’t disappoint! This year’s CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield Baltimore 10-Miler premium is a show stopper! The quarter-zip jacket is engineered with smooth, moisture wicking technical material in a vibrant blue color. White textured mesh is strategically placed for ease of movement and breathability. Jackets are available gender specific in XS-XXL for women and SM – XXL for men. Both jackets are complete with thumb holes for additional comfort and overall snugglability.
Best of all, the embroidered left chest design will highlight your Baltimore 10 miler pride!
REASON 2: THE MEDAL-
Since its inception the Baltimore 10 Miler has started and finished in Druid Hill Park, which is also the site of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. With that in mind, this year’s finisher’s medal will feature the African penguins, which call the zoo their home. ALL finishers get this medal in 2016 courtesy of our new title sponsor CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
In future years, the medal will feature other animals that live at the Maryland Zoo such as cheetahs, giraffes, chimpanzees, elephants and more. We hope that you will continue to make the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Baltimore 10 Miler part of your running calendar so you can collect all the animal-themed medals. Sign up today!
REASON 3: THE COURSE- The Baltimore 10-Miler has quickly become an annual rite of summer for the local running community. The scenic trek starts and ends at the Maryland Zoo and includes run-through visits of Druid Hill Park and around Lake Montebello. It is a fair yet challenging course but one you will certainly feel the right to brag about when you get to work after the event.
REASON 4: LIVE TV- ABC2′s live coverage will once again deliver prestige to Baltimore’s biggest summer running event.
In addition to showcasing the athletic endeavor of the race, our live programming will share numerous inspirational stories about participants and how the Baltimore community rallies around this event to welcome runners. By expanding our coverage to 3 live hours we will be able to highlight even more community based stories and give the numerous charitable beneficiaries of the event a great platform to share their missions.
REASON 5: THE CHARITIES-
The Baltimore 10-Miler is a race you can truly feel good about running. The event benefits a number of local organizations and much of the funds raised stay right here in the Greater Baltimore area. Signal 13, for fallen policemen and their families; the Ragonese Family Trust, to benefit former CSE VP of Operations Mark Ragonese; Girls on the Run, helping keep area youth fit and healthy; The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, supporting animal conservation and education; and several others benefit from your participation in the event.
REASON 6: THE CELEBRITIES- Joining you on the race course are several local faces that you will certainly recognize: Mallory Sofastaii
of ABC2 will be running on behalf of Girls on the Run; Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will run as part of our “Caught by the Commish” promotion; Mark Viviano, Sports Director for WJZ and Brent Harris of CSN Washington will be running for the Mark Ragonese Foundation; and Running Superstar Dave Berdan will also be in the field running on behalf of the Maryland Zoo.
REASON 7: THE FINISH LINE AMENITIES- Runners are greeted at the finish line with watermelon slices, cold washcloths, bottled water, Gatorade, Gu Gels, and more. Plus of-age runners will get two free beers. What else could a runner ask for?
REASON 8: THE POST-RACE PARTY-
Complementary Harpoon Brewery Beer for of age runners and live music at the Mansion House lawn, located just outside the Maryland Zoo. All presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.
REASON 9: BIB PICK UP IN YOUR BACKYARD- With our partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods, we will have 19 hours of pick up in 4 different locations during race week; White Marsh on Tuesday, Columbia on Wednesday and Gaithersburg on Thursday, plus at the Zoo on Friday. Killing you with kindness and convenience!
REASONS 10-1,000,000: YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO- All you have to do is SIGN UP!
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