Course Profile:  Accurately measured distance of 4K.   Course for the 10K accurately measured.  Profile coming soon we hope.


The 7th annual Run 4 Kids Challenge will be held at Freedom Park in Sykesville on Saturday, June 1 at 8:15AM.  This year's Challenges include a 10K and 4K run/walk.  Those runners with chairs or strollers will do the 10K for safety reasons.

1.  School challenge among elementary and middle schools.    Award is a unique trophy and monetary prize. Winner was Sykesville Middle.

2.  Club Challenge based on participation.  Publicity for the club.  Winner was ERR.

3.  After School Program Challenge based on participation. Will share award with school winner.

4.  Gym Challenge based on participation. NOBODY!

Participants may represent school, gym and/or club.  Students, staff, family, networked friends may represent the group(s) in the Challenges.

AGE GRADED CUP CHALLENGE:  16 runners representing 8 different age divisions competing in the 10K.  Winners based on age graded time. There is no extra fee.  First come, first served.  If you wish to participate, get your entry in early and ask to be included in the AG Challenge.  Trophy and a gift certificate to the winners.

AMENITIES:  Tee shirts to all entrants;limited sizes.  To get the size that you prefer, please register early.  Medals* to all elementary and middle school finishers;  refreshments to all

*adults with a special race such as first race, first race with child, recovery race, etc.- please see us for a medal after the race

PRIZES:  both male and female: 

Overall: trophy, certificates from Glory Days Grill and Tri Sport Junction;  second place: certificate from Glory Days Grill and Tri Sport Junction

Divisions: 1st - trophy, Glory Days Grill certificate; 2nd in youth divisions only - ribbon and certificate(s)

Divisions for 4K:  K-2, 3-5, middle school, high school, open, masters (40-49), grand masters (50-59), senior (60-69), grand senior (70+)

Divisions for 10K:  12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

GRAND RANDOM PRIZE:  a free pair of running shoes

Elementary School Random Prize: Book and certificates totally $$$

Middle School Random Prize: Will be the same as ES

Random Prizes: at least 1/3 of participants have won a prize in each of the six previous years.  Currently 35+ valued at over $1000.

RAFFLE: tickets $3 each or 4 for $10; PRIZES (6 total); each valued at over $75;  an original oil painting ; handcrafted jewelry box (could be used for medals or bibs); 2 restaurant packs (BWW, Glory Days, Rock Salt Grille, E.W. Beckks), (BWW, GDG, RSG, Baldwin Station), and a pair of running shoes

             First 20 registrants receive a free ticket; 1 for each of the 17 age divisions and 3 others


These are for your and everybody's safety and enjoyment.

1.  Check the businesses supporting the race on the MONEY PAGE and please patronize and thank them

2. No pets,  PLEASE

3. No ear buds, headphones, etc.

4. No assistance other than what is provided and/or required.

5. Follow directions of volunteers.

6. Be courteous to competitors and volunteers.


Registration:  Mail - closed

        On line - Closed

Race week and race day registration is $30 plus an extra donation of your generosity.   Extra donations are certainly accepted on any registration.  Packet pick up and registration will be held on Thursday evening, May 30, at Tri Sport Junction on Main Street in Sykesville from 4:45 - 7:30 PM.  Race day registration at Park is from 7:15 - 8:00 AM.  Please register early to save stress on the volunteers.

Helping the children one step at a time.

4K - 10K


The 7th annual Run 4 Kids Challenge to fight pediatric cancer held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 was a success.  Over $2000 was raised and ALL will go for the fight.  100% of all entry fees goes to the children.  This is possible because of out generous sponsors.  Please view the money page for the complete list.   The winners in the 4K were John Way and Madelyn Arbaugh.  The 10K winners were Brandon Arbaugh and Sherry Stick.  The Age Graded Cup Challenge winners were Brandon Arbaugh and Becky Rhodes.   The School Challenge was won by Sykesville Middle with honorable mention to Freedom Elementary and Carrolltowne Elementary.  The Club Challenge was won by Eldersburg Rogue Runners.  The Gym Challenge was won by NOBODY.  A special thanks to the wonderful volunteers that make the event a success.  Besides the individuals, volunteers from the Eldersburg Rogue Runners,Freedom District Lions Club and Believe in Tomorrow were helping the participants.  Thanks to all and may you join us next year.

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