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Sunday, June 25th, 2023
Charm City Run is thrilled to announce that the 48th annual MedStar Health Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance race will be back in Baltimore City in 2023! Women of all participant levels from the Mid-Atlantic and across the country will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5K in scenic Baltimore City (or virtually from wherever they are!). We hope you'll join us!
$35 through December 31, 2022
$40 January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023
$45 April 1, 2023 through June 18, 2023
$50 June 19, 2023 through Race Day
Course Time Limit: The Baltimore Women's Classic 5K has a course time limit of 1 and 1/2 hours (this is calculated from the time your wave crosses the start line).
1. Register online for the 2023 MedStar Health Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.
We will again offer a virtual race option in 2023 for those who would like to participate but are not local, or those who would prefer not to join us in-person. Here's how the virtual race works:
There are no refunds of entry given for this event.
Pre-race packet pick-up dates and times can be found below:
Tuesday, June 20th from 4PM - 7PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2
Bel Air, MD 21014
Wednesday, June 21st from 4PM - 7PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120
Annapolis, MD 21401
Thursday, June 22nd from 3PM - 7PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Friday, June 23rd from 3PM - 7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Saturday, June 24th from 9AM - 2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Sunday, June 25th (race day) from 5:30AM - 7:15AM
Power Plant Live!
34 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
*Packet Pickup locations and times are subject to change. Final Packet Pickup information will be sent in pre-race emails.
You may pick up packets for friends and family, but you must show their QR code email at packet pickup (they can forward it to you after they receive). This email is sent the week of packet pickup.
**You can also register in person at any of these locations.
Participants in the 2023 MedStar Health Baltimore Women's Classic 5k receive the following:
5:30 AM - Onsite registration and packet pick-up begins at Power Plant Live!
7:25 AM - National Anthem
7:30 AM - Race Start
9:00 AM - Awards Ceremony
Participants in the in-person event are eligible for the following awards:
Special Recognition and bragging rights for the largest team
Finisher Medals will be given to each participant that completes the 5K.
The course will feature water and aid stations at the 1-mile and 2-mile marks.
Bikes, roller skates, scooters, and other wheeled devices (with the exception of jogging strollers) are prohibited on the course. For the safety of all participants headphones are discouraged.
The BWC Women’s Training Program is presented to prepare you for the MedStar Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K presented by New Balance. Our goal is to provide a fun and supportive workout, and to encourage women to embark on a lifelong program of fitness.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2023
The training is broken into four groups, depending on your own goals and physical condition. Whether you have yet to start a walking program, or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your race time, one of our groups will be right for you. We offer groups for:
Our coaches will help you determine the best group for your fitness level. There is a great deal of flexibility—you can alter the workouts to meet your needs—our coaches will help you find the right workout to achieve your personal running/walking goals.
For more information about Charm City Run Training programs click here.
Baltimore’s first crisis shelter, House of Ruth Maryland is leading the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.
What began in 1977 as a tiny shelter has grown to become the most comprehensive Intimate Partner Violence program in Maryland today.
You will be prompted to make an extra donation during the registration process. 100% of extra donations will go directly to House of Ruth Maryland. To make a donation without registering click the donation button at the top of this page.
Want to help out? We couldn't do it without our many volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at the MedStar Health Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance. Click here to learn more and sign up. Don't forget - volunteers are eligible for our Volunteer Incentive Program where you can earn free entries to your favorite Charm City Run races!
We want to be completely transparent with our policies regarding refunds, deferrals, and cancellations. If you are interested in signing up for this race please read this section carefully prior to registering. All interested participants will be shown these policies during the registration process and must agree to adhere to them in order to be admitted to the event.
Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, permits, supplies, staffing, and other costs incurred before, during, and after the event is held. To be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy.
We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event based on Charm City Run's General Deferral fee schedule:
Until June 11th, 2023 (2 weeks prior to race day) - $15.00
June 12, 2023 - June 24, 2023 (within 2 weeks of race day) - $30.00.
Registrants may defer their entry by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.
We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up until 11:59PM the night before race day. (June 24, 2023). Registrants may transfer their entry to another registrant by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.
2020 showed just how unpredictable our world can be, and the running industry was certainly no exception. We know that it's important to have as much information at your disposal when making a decision whether to sign up for a race or not, and we want you to know exactly what your options will be should the 2023 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. Our regular cancellation policy found here covers scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, public health emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to registering.
The MedStar Health Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a diversified event management and race timing company that manages over 125 events annually. Like most runners, we live for the spirit of race day. We love watching friends cross their first finish line together and competitive runners hitting that PR. We also love the celebration afterwards (especially if there's a free beer at the finish!). From 5Ks to Half Marathons to Triathlons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region!
With 8 retail store locations around Maryland, Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company that is committed to fitting every customer in the "right" shoe. If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day stop in and check us out! Learn more at charmcityrun.com.
LIVE. GIVE. RUN.
Run with us in: Annapolis | Bel Air | Columbia | Fells Point |
Frederick | Gaithersburg | Rehoboth Beach | Timonium
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for MedStar Health Baltimore Women's Classic 5K presented by New Balance.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
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