Insider’s Guide to the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure

Insider’s Guide to the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure

The 25th Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure has a new location this year at Baltimore’s McHenry Row on October 15. Through events like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has invested $38 million in local community breast health programsand national research.

But our work is not over. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 5,250 women in Maryland will be diagnosed this year. Maryland has the 6th highest breast cancer death rate in the country.

Please join us and turn awareness into action at www.raceforthecure.org/baltimore

The Race for the Cure is much more than a 5K! It’s a morning to celebrate survivors, honor those living with breast cancer and remember those we have lost to the disease. It’s a day filled with inspiration, emotion and fun.

"But I am slow"

"But I am slow"

One common feedback that I’ve received after my first half-marathon was that they would love to get started on running. But, that sentence is always followed by a slew of “buts" including "but, I am super slow." Let’s talk about this aspect of ‘speed’. Contrary to popular belief, running has nothing to do with how fast you can run. Say what? Racing does, but running doesn’t.

10 Items You Should Pack If You're Running the Across the Bay 10K

10 Items You Should Pack If You're Running the Across the Bay 10K

So you registered for the Across the Bay 10K. Maybe you’ve done it for the past 3 years and are looking forward to earning your next interlocking medal. Or maybe you’re training with Charm City Run to race across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for the first time. Regardless of your experience level, there are a couple of must-have items you’ll want to pack for before, during and after your 10K race so you can #BeatTheBridge this November.

Late Training Season Fueling Check-In

Late Training Season Fueling Check-In

If you've been training for the Baltimore Running Festival or another fall half or full marathon, your big race is just weeks away! Hopefully you've been training smart - like with one of the Charm City Run training groups - and logging plenty of miles. But have you been paying attention to what you're eating before, during and after your runs? Your last long run before the taper is coming up, so it's time to consider these questions as you enter the final days of training:

Active Kids, Healthy Life: Understanding Physical Literacy

Active Kids, Healthy Life: Understanding Physical Literacy

From a very early age, kids use exploratory movements to build the pathways between the brain and the body, which aids the development of basic motor skills. Just like the reader who strengthens her skills through practice, children build motor patterns by combining agility, coordination, balance, and body awareness; the more they practice, the more mature these motor skills become.

Dear (New To) Baltimore Runner

Dear (New To) Baltimore Runner

Since I find myself writing this email or having some version of this conversation over the phone at least a few times each month, I figured it’s (years) overdue that I put all of this information into one spot.  This is in response to the many versions of “Hi! I’m looking for some places and/or some groups to run with in the area…” that I hear regularly.

Active Kids, Healthy Life: The case for bringing back the fun

Active Kids, Healthy Life: The case for bringing back the fun

This guest post was written by our good friend Josh Billings, PT, MPT, and the Medstar Sports Medicine Running Program Coordinator and Regional Director.

As a healthcare leader in the Baltimore/DC region, MedStar Sports Medicine proudly makes significant investments in programs that help build stronger and healthier communities.  Many people recognize MedStar Sports Medicine as the medical team of the pros (Ravens, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, DC United) as well as the majority of our local college athletic programs (UMBC, Towson U., Loyola U., Morgan State, Coppin State, Stevenson, Goucher, CCBC), but the grand majority of athletes we work with are adult recreational athletes (weekend warriors) and kids.  

5 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your Fall Races

5 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your Fall Races

No matter your ability level, it’s important to follow a certain routine to get your body prepared. Whether it’s a 5K or a full marathon, you need to understand the dedication it takes to cross the finish line strong.That said, how are you going to get there? I’m glad you asked. Let’s explore five essential tips to get you prepared for your fall race.

The Run to Remember

The Run to Remember

On 9/11 every year I wanted us all to be good to each other and really good to the men and women that would be willing to put their lives on the line every day. This was the driving motivation but we also wanted to make sure to always remember the victims and to raise money for our departments that have been strapped under the weight of shrinking budgets and higher demands.  I had no idea if we could pull it off but I thought it was worthwhile.  It was worth my best effort.  The Baltimore Police and Fire Departments deserved it and those New York families deserved it so I went to work.