Please join us for the Mid-Atlantic's largest all women's 5k, the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic. Women from the surrounding areas and of all participant levels will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5k through Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The participants are encouraged to attend the Finish Line Festival at the conclusion of the event and visit with several local businesses that cater to women.
The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic presented by New Balance is the second oldest women's only race in America!
$30 through February 28th, 2019
$35 through April 30th, 2019
$40 through June 16th, 2019
$45 thereafter (Packet Pick-up week and race day)
$15 for the Sis Simpson Fun Run (coed 8 and under)
Shirts and Bags only guaranteed to first 3,500 registrants.
*There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.
RACE START TIMES:
The 5K race begins at 8 a.m.
The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
Walkers in the 5K are welcome! We ask that racers line up at the start line in order of pace; this would put walkers toward the back.
PACKET PICK-UP DATES & TIMES:
Tuesday, June 19th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120, Annapolis, MD 21401
Wednesday, June 19th from 11AM-1PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Wednesday, June 19th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014
Thursday, June 20th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Locust Point
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230
Friday, June 21st from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
Saturday, June 22nd from 9AM-3PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Sunday, June 23rd (race day)
Starting at 6:30AM at Rash Field
Please be advised that at all packet pick-ups prior to race day, a note of permission will be required to pick up someone else's packet. We appreciate your cooperation with this.
You can also register in person at any of these locations, but only the first 3,500 registrants are guaranteed a shirt and goody bag!
For a donation of $10 you are able to participate in Charm City Run's BWC Women's Training Program. You will have the option to select a training program during the registration process. Be sure to select which location you would like to participate in.
The BWC Women’s Training Program is designed to prepare you for the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K. Our goal is to provide a fun, inexpensive and supportive workout, and to encourage women to embark on a lifelong program of fitness.
For more information please click here.
A finishers medal
A flower at the finish
Cool towel at the finish
*Shirts and Bags only guaranteed to first 3,500 registrants.
Cash prizes for the top three women overall ($300, $200, $100), and to the top master (40+, $100), top grandmaster (50+, $100) and top senior grandmaster (60+, $100)
Recognition awards to top three finishers in age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, and in five-year increments up to 70 & over
Special recognition for all mother/daughter participants.
And again this year, Finisher Medals will be awarded to each participant that completes the 5K.
PRE AND POST-RACE ACTIVITIES (POST-RACE FESTIVAL):
Our Post-Race Festival will feature sponsors and many other exhibitors that cater to a variety of women's interests. Bring your wallets (use bag check for during the race) and stop by our village on Rash Field before and after the race.
Awards Ceremony, sponsor recognition and music will be at the stage
The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Children (girls) who are able to walk/run the 5K may participate—just sign them up accordingly, and a guardian over 18 must sign the waiver. Otherwise, the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run available for those 8 and under (both boys and girls can participate in the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run)
The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic is a women-only race (the country's second oldest!). Men may not participate in the race, but we'd love to have them as volunteers. To register to volunteer please click the Volunteer link at the top of this page. For more information about volunteering please email [email protected]
BWC offers secure bag check so that you may check your bag while you are participating in the race. Please limit your checked bag to tote bag or small backpack. You will be required to present your bib number to retrieve your bag.
Any group of 5 or more can be a team! Each person can register themselves and enter the team name and captain's name on their registration form. A prize is given to the largest team and awarded at the post-race award ceremony!
To book convenient and affordable parking, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. (link coming soon)
New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero
YES, the BWC allows women who wish to walk the course with jogging strollers to participate in the Classic. Due to insurance regulations and risk issues, we cannot allow runners with strollers on the course. There will be a special "stroller section" at the line up of the race. Please cooperate with our race day volunteers and line up where requested.
No bikes, skates, pets, skateboards are allowed on the course.
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP!
- Registration & Pack Pick-Up
- Greeter & Crowd Control
- Bag Check
- Water Stop on Course
- Course Marshals
- Finish Line
Learn more & help volunteer!
We allow transfers up to two weeks prior to race day. There is a $10 processing fee for transfers. The transfer processing fee is paid by the "new registrant". You may transfer by going into your profile on and choosing manage registration.
WEATHER & EVENT CANCELLATION:
Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at [email protected] prior to registering.