Come support Special Olympics Maryland with by joining our afternoon 5 mile race followed
by an evening of live music featuring Kent Island local favorite, HOT TUB LIMO,
Baltimore's Star Crush and Dewey Beach's LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP.
FAMILIES Note: This year, our Charity Run will be adding a Kid's Fun Run
(1/2 Mile Race) which will include complimentary drinks for participants
of the Kid's race as well as complimentary water, sport drinks or adult
beverages for the Cross Island Trail 5 mile race runners.
Come out and support Special Olympics Maryalnd and have a great day
on the water too!
ATTENTION: Non Racing Kids under 12 may enter the Festival Free of Charge. Kid Racers will need to Register.
Click "Add to cart" below to purchase entrance ticket (price is $20 per ticket):
This event will be held on an amazing water front park, the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center (425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD 21619 - Exit 41 off MD Rte. 50). The Race will start at 3:30 PM and will take place on the Kent Island Cross Island trail. The bands begin at 4:30 and continue all day!
Runners can pick up their race packet same day.
Race Course Map
About the charity
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. These must be adapted only as necessary to meet the needs of those with mental and physical limitations.
Special Olympics believe that consistent training is indispensable to the development of an individual’s sports skills. In addition, competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress, and providing incentives for personal growth.