Legacy School 5k & 1-Mile Family Fun Run

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 4, 2014


Westminster, MD

About This Activity

** On-line registration had to be changed to 'closed' on Thursday afternoon.  If you were planning on registering and missed the on-line registration do not worry!  You can meet us at the Race at 9:30am and register then or email/call us prior.  Reach us at (410) 549-1717 or jp@legacyschoolmd.org. 

Price will remain the same...so don't worry!  Come out and join us for a fun day!!!! **

Imagine what your life would be like if you could not read. You would be missing out on one of life's most fundamental necessities. If you could not read, your innate curiosity would turn to frustration and discouragement. Children born with Dyslexia are faced with reading and writing roadblocks which can easily feel insurmountable.

Dyslexia cannot be cured, but it can be overcome. This year The Legacy School is holding its inaugural 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run to support its continued mission; "To meet the needs of the whole child helping to remediate each child’s language weaknesses."

Join us on Saturday, October 4th, lace up your sneakers, and have some fun with us, all while helping area children become successful life long learners.  Afterwards enjoy the day at Oktoberfest with your free admission.

To learn more about the Legacy School please visit us at www.legacyschoolmd.org

Event details and schedule

Date, Time & Location


Saturday, October 4, 2014

10:15am: Dynamic Warm-Up lead by Merritt Athletic Club
10:30am: 5K Run/Walk Start
11:30am: 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Start

12:00pm-8:00pm Oktoberfest (Saturday 10/4) Free Entry either day w/Race Registration
12:00pm-6:00pm Oktoberfest (Sunday 10/5) Free Entry either day w/Registration

Agriculture Center & Shipley Arena

706 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 2115

To learn more about the Oktoberfest visit www.carrolloktoberfest.com.

About the Event

Check-in begins 9:30a.m.  Same day registrations are welcomed but please come a few minutes earlier. The scenic course starts and finishes from the Agriculture Center in Westminster and runs through the Ag Center and Farm Musuem grounds. Runners start first, then walkers. Young children in strollers and wagons are welcome at no charge but will travel the course at the rear of the crowd. Registrants will receive a race tech t-shirt and free entry into the Oktoberfest Festival. Medals awarded to overall male and female winners as well as top 3 winners in each age/gender category.

Proceeds to benefit the The Legacy School. Funds generated allow the Legacy to continue to serve children in 1st-8th grades who have Dyslexia and related language based learning differences.  Sun or rain, the event is October 4th with no rain date.  Come out and race a teacher and enjoy the day afterwards at Oktoberfest!

Plenty of parking at the Agriculture Center.

For more information:

Call us at (410) 549-1717 or email us at events@legacyschoolmd.org

Award Rules

Prizes will be awarded to the overal top men’s finisher and the overall top women’s finisher.  Prizes will also be awarded for first, second, and third finishers for the 5K in the following age categories for both men and women:

9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

  • Age category awards are based on chip time.
  • All awards will be presented day of race.
  • Overall winners (men’s & women’s) are not eligible for age group awards.

Post Race

  • Enjoy bagels and coffee from our friends at Kismet Cafe in Sykesville.
  • Cool down in the Cool Zone with bottled water compliments of Walgreens.
  • Milano cookies and Wafers provided by Southwest Airlines.
  • More goodies to enjoy....
  • Registered participants will receive free 1-day admission to Oktoberfest.

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