What time does the race start?
The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The Sis Simpson kids Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
Can I walk the race?
Walkers in the 5K are welcome! We ask that racers line up at the start line in order of pace; this would put walkers toward the back.
How is this race timed?
BWC is "Chip Timed." Each participant will receive a bibs number with a timing chip on the back. Overall winners will be calculated by gun time and age group awards will be calculated by “chip time”.
Can men participate?
The Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic is a women-only race (the country's second oldest!). Men may not participate in the race, but we'd love to have them as volunteers. To register to volunteer please click the Volunteer link at the top of this page. For more information about volunteering please email email@example.com.
Can kids participate?
Children (girls) who are able to walk/run the 5K may participate—just sign them up accordingly, and a guardian over 18 must sign the waiver. Otherwise, the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run available for those 8 and under (both boys and girls can participate in the The Sis Simpson Kids Fun Run)
Where can I find Packet Pick-Up information?
Will there be a bag check available?
BWC offers secure bag check so that you may check your bag while you are participating in the race. Please limit your checked bag to tote bag or small backpack. You will be required to present your bib number to retrieve your bag.
I'm running with friends. Can we make a team?
Any group of 5 or more can be a team! Each person can register themselves and enter the team name and captain's name on their registration form. A prize is given to the largest team and awarded at the post-race award ceremony!
Are jogging strollers allowed?
YES, the BWC allows women who wish to walk the course with jogging strollers to participate in the Classic. Due to insurance regulations and risk issues, we cannot allow runners with strollers on the course. There will be a special "stroller section" at the line up of the race. Please cooperate with our race day volunteers and line up where requested.
No bikes, skates, pets, skateboards are allowed on the course.