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Baltimore 5K celebrates its 25th anniversary August 6

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Festival 5K, a competitive 3.1-mile run through the streets of Baltimore, will celebrate its 25th-anniversary race at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6. The non-profit event, held at Johnson Park supports the Liberty Union-Thurston cross country teams by funding their annual athletic camp.

Open to all ages, the race leads competitors through paved and police-patrolled residential streets and features lead and trail vehicles, a mid-course water stop and free fruit and water at the finish line. Overall and age group awards are presented following the race and door prizes are awarded to all registered participants.

Preregistration is $18 and includes a commemorative t-shirt for the first 300 registered participants. Race day registration is $25 and will open at 7 a.m.

A 300-meter kids’ fun run will be held prior to the main race at 8:15 a.m. in memory of former Liberty Union- Thurston runner Jamey Landis. Intended for younger, less experienced runners, race entry is $5 and includes a ribbon for all finishers.

Baltimore Festival 5K registration forms are available at Schaffner’s Drive- In and The Medicine Shoppe in Baltimore, Roosters in Lancaster and Columbus Running Company in Pickerington, as well as online at

Contact race director, Scott Williamson at (740) 777-0541 or r.scottwilliamson@

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