The Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K is very much a family affair. The Sis Simpson Fun Run is a Co-ed Fun Run for children 8 years and younger is held at the conclusion of the 5K. The emphasis is truly on FUN! You can register your kids when you register yourself. At the 2016 race, nearly 150 children participated in the Kids’ Fun Run.
The participants in the Sis Simpson Fun Run are divided into separate heats on race day. Children between the age of 5 and 8 run approximately 150 meters, with children under 5 running approximately 75 meters (and YES! parents can accompany our younger runners.)
Both events are held at Rash Field on the opposite side of the track from where the 5K participants finish. Each Sis Simpson Fun Run participant finishes by running through an inflated finish line structure, where they receive a finisher’s medal and kid’s goody bag.
Please note that children participating in the Sis Simpson Fun run do not receive a race t-shirt. Instead, they receive a goody bag and a medal as they cross the finish line.