Baltimore Marathon to Finish at Inner Harbor

09/14/2017 - 12:10

24,000 Runners to Participate in October 21st Baltimore Running Festival
balt.gifBaltimore, MD -– Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced the finish line for all distances of the October 21st Baltimore Running Festival will be relocated to the Inner Harbor along Pratt Street. The 17tth annual festival will attract runners from all 50 states and nearly 30 foreign countries to compete in one of its five races: marathon, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield half marathon, four-person team relay, ShopRite 5K and kids fun run.

Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises and the event’s executive race director, said, “We felt it was time to infuse the festival with some new energy by utilizing the iconic Inner Harbor’s beauty as the new backdrop for our finish line and post race celebration. Runners and their families are now at the doorstep of the city’s great restaurants, hotels, business and tourist attractions. Our new setup will offer countless entertainment options within walking distance compared to our previous finish line between the two stadiums.”

Additional benefits of the move include:

New flat 5K course with scenic views of the Harbor
Gear check now conveniently located at all race start lines
Expansion of the BGE Home Celebration Village from McKeldin Square to Rash Field allows for future field growth.
Hundreds of additional free parking spots near the stadiums
Three Inner Harbor band locations and additional beer gardens serving DogFish Head beer
Last year’s event generated an estimated $40.2M in economic impact according to a study by RESI. Nonprofit organizations were the biggest winners, as the all-time charities dollars raised total surpassed $12 million.

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