On Saturday April 9, hundreds will tie their laces and get on their marks to participate in the St. Charles Running Festival. University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center is a proud beneficiary of the St. Charles Running Festival, a regional race that has grown to attract more than 500 participants and offers 5K and 10 miler components as well as a Chick fil-A kids fun-run around the bases.
The chip timed event is hosted at Regency Furniture Stadium, home to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs minor league baseball team.
From pre-race stretching and energetic music to post-race massages and healthy refreshments, the route is ideal for runners of all ages and levels of competition. Walkers are also welcome and the course is stroller friendly.
Proceeds from the 2016 race will help fund specialty equipment, enhance patient education programs and expand areas of clinical services for the hospital's Rehabilitation Service program. Participants and sponsors of the race will help ensure that patients needing physical, speech, occupational and respiratory therapy can undergo their individualized treatment plans and improve their long-term outcomes with state of the art technology and certified clinical staff . UM Charles Regional offers both inpatient and outpatient services with a specialized approach to help patients achieve their individual goals.
To register for the 2016 race, click here.