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May 17 -- Baltimore Road Runners 5K
Online registration is now open for the Baltimore Road Runners Women's Distance Festival 5K run and walk at Lake Montebello at 8 a.m. May 17. The race is a flat, fast course for women of all ages. For more information, contact race director Robin Goodwin at 410-215-4399 or visit brrc.com.
May 23 -- Color Run
Help the Cool Kids Campaign by volunteering at the Color Run May 23. Volunteers will be working with Color Run participants and Color Run staff. Positions vary from packet pickup, to helping with check-in, to working at water stations, to throwing color at the runners. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. For more information, visit coolkidscampaign.org/color-run.
May 24 -- MCVET 5K
The race will begin and end at the War Memorial Building near City Hall. All proceeds will benefit the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc., which provides homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens. Visit charmcityrun.com.
May 31 -- JCN 5K Care Run
Run and support the Jewish Caring Network, a nonprofit Baltimore-based organization dedicated to providing free support services to families facing life-threatening, lifelong or serious illnesses. The women's run starts at the Maryland Zoo May 31. The men's run begins at Druid Hill Park June 21. Register at wizathon.com/jcn5Krun-women or wizathon.com/jcn5Krun-men.
June 6 -- 5K Vision Walk
A cure is in sight when you join the Vision 5K at the Inner Harbor June 6. Visit visionwalk.org to register.
June 6 -- Super Hero Walk
Batman or Superman? Wonderwoman or Catwoman? No matter who is your favorite superhero, come dressed for a fun, family-friendly romp around Lake Montebello to show off your support of Baltimore Child Abuse Centers June 6. Visit bcaci.org to register.
June 7 -- Matzohball 5K
Both the 5K and one-mile walk courses begin around Centennial Park, off Route 108 in Ellicott City. The race will start and finish near Pavilions A, B and C, near the playground and follow the paved foot paths around the lake. Visit matzohballrun.com/.
June 7 -- 6 Dots Race
This 6K race will kick off at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, and wind through the Baltimore Inner Harbor before finishing back at the NFB. The race will benefit the NFB Jernigan Institute. Visit nfb.org/dot-dash.
June 13 -- Charm City Crab Run 5K
Celebrate summer in Crab-tastic style when you Get Crackin' and Get Runnin' starting at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. Teams are encouraged, and there will be a costume contest. The race will benefit The Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation, which promotes education for children and adults with a mental and physical disability.
June 14 -- Cool Kids 5K
Online registration is open for the Courageous 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run at Oregon Ridge Park. The Cool Kids Campaign is devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families by focusing on the academic, social and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis. To register, call 410-560-1770 or visit coolkidscampaign.org/run/.
June 14 -- Running With the Devils
Walk or run at Goucher College to impact one of the thousands who turn to the Red Devils to ease the burden of breast cancer. Call 410-323-0135 or visit runningwiththedevils.org.
June 21 -- GBMC Father's Day 5K
GBMC Healthcare will host the Father's Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit GBMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU.) Registrations begin at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. at the GBMC campus located at 6545 N. Charles St. There will also be a special 50th anniversary event -- a community health fair from 7 a.m.-noon. Visit gbmc.org/5k or call 443-849-2407.
Aug. 1 -- Casey Cares 5K
Lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars for the Casey Cares 5K at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. You'll be running to help a critically ill child. The 3.1-mile run/walk course will begin and end at Camden Yards, and will also include refreshments and T-shirts. Teams and families are encouraged to register. Visit caseycaresfoundation.org for more information and to register.
Oct. 17 -- Baltimore Running Festival
Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival; choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit thebaltimoremarathon.com.
June 13 -- Denny McLain
Meet former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain at the Bowie Baysox game starting at 6:35 p.m. The three-time All-Star, two-time Cy Young Award winner and the last MLB pitcher to win 30 games in a season will be signing autographs and posing for photos on the concourse during the game at Prince George's Stadium.
June 13 -- Baseball Card Show
A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 16 and June 13. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.
June 20 -- Baysox 1K Beer Run
Enjoy some exercise before the Baysox game at the 1K Beer Run. Participants will run three laps around Prince George's Stadium's warning track and receive a 12-ounce can of Bud Light at the end of each lap. The winner will be able to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Pre-registration is required for this event, which is limited to the first 100 individuals to sign up. Visit Baysox.com or call 301-805-6000.
July 31 -- Crab Claw Classic
Registration is open for the 13th annual Mid-Atlantic High School Baseball Classic (Crab Claw Classic) for JV and varsity players at Joe Cannon Stadium. Visit diamondrecruiting.com to register.
Quickball On Utz Twardowicz Field
There will be a free Saturday sports club from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. May 23, May 30, June 6 and June 13 for girls and boys ages 5-15. No experience or equipment needed. Registration is available on site at Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center, 200 S. Linwood Ave., beside the ice rink and pool. Parents can enjoy the adult fitness class or a pick-up soccer game at same location from 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Email email@example.com or call 410-878-0563 for more information.
Men's/Co-ed Slow-Pitch Softball
The Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council opened registration for the spring program at Seminary Park, which runs from May to mid-August. Men's leagues are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and the co-ed league is Tuesday evening. Individual players seeking spots will be referred to the registered team managers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-847-1072 for more information.
Negro Leagues Baseball
Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball at the Owings Mills Metro Center. The museum is named after Bert Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants. It is open 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.
Join the Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league, which plays with wood bats on 90-foot diamonds. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to visit over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
May 26 -- Lacrosse Clinic
On May 26, Coca-Cola will be hosting the NCAA Youth Clinic at Homewood Field. This clinic is open to any boy in eighth grade or lower. Register at
June 5 -- Lax Max Tournament
The tournament is in Westminster June 5-7, and is open to recreation, travel, town and club teams, boys and girls ages U9-U19. Teams must register by May 22 in order of the birth date of their oldest player. For more information, visit laxmax.com or email email@example.com.
June 19 -- Mid-Atlantic Boys' Lacrosse Showdown
Team registrations are open for Father's Day Weekend Lacrosse Showdown to all boys' travel and club lacrosse teams in the U12-U17 age levels. Applications are available at usamateursports.com.
July 7 -- Gold Cup Soccer
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will hold the Gold Cup, the official national team championship of the region, featuring the best players from the confederation. Games will be played at M&T Bank Stadium and includes the region's current top 12 national teams. For tickets, visit concacaf.com/Tickets.
Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and information are available at baltimoreceltic.com.
Pipeline Soccer Club Annual Tryouts
Tryouts for fall 2015 through spring 2016 teams are forming for a nonprofit youth soccer program. Teams are based around the Baltimore area for boys and girls ages 6-18. Dates and times vary by age group, with tryouts taking place at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium and Poly Western High School May 26-June 3. For more information and to register, visit pipelinesoccerclub.com/tryouts.html.
Mighty Kicks Pup League
The Pup League provides year-round soccer training for boys and girls of all abilities ages 2-18. It's designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic techniques. Ongoing programs are available around Baltimore. Visit mightykicksbaltimore.com for more information.
SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. No squash experience is necessary to become a tutor. Visit baltimoresquashwise.org to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club, the region's only Division I men's rugby club, is looking for experienced players or those new to the game. Email email@example.com or visit baltimorerugby.net for more information.
Maryland Exiles Youth Rugby is looking for players for the upcoming spring season. Experience is not required. The team is open to all players attending high school or middle school in Maryland and to students enrolled in GED or home school programs. Those interested can visit meetup.com/md-rugby.
June 4 -- Golf Outing
Proceeds raised at this golf tournament will help fund the Baltimore Station, which supports men transitioning through homelessness, poverty and substance abuse. Visit mmhaonline.org to register.
June 8 -- Casey Cares Foundation
The charity golf tournament will be held at Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation's programs for critically ill children. Registration ends June 1. For more details, call 443-568-0064 or visit CaseyCares.org
June 12 -- Ogden Foundation
Join Jonathan Ogden and his celebrity friends for a fun filled day of golf and prizes, all while making a meaningful contribution to the foundation. Each golfer will experience an unforgettable day that will include lunch, range balls, golf with a celebrity, on-course food, drinks, an after golf awards dinner, commemorative photo-plaque of their group with their celebrity and a tournament gift package. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-336-8889 for more information.
Aug. 29 -- Three Club Classic
A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held at historic Carroll Park Golf Course. The use of only three clubs forces golfers to be creative and invent shots, especially around the greens. This event puts a major emphasis on shot making, club selection and making the most of limited resources. Proceeds benefit First Tee of Baltimore. Call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit 3clubclassic2015.ezevent.com.
Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments every other Saturday through October. All skill levels are welcome. Visit foxhollowmensgolfclub.org for information and membership application.
May 28 -- Ravens Beach Bash
Come to the fourth annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash. Join Ravens players, cheerleaders, playmakers, the team's band and mascots as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend. Organized activities will include the Ocean City Purple Friday Caravan, the annual Ravens Roosts parade, a bonfire and tailgate party. Visit baltimoreravens.com.
June 13 -- Nighthawks
The Baltimore Nighthawks will take on the Connecticut Wreckers at 4 p.m. at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High, 1400 Orleans St. Visit baltimorenighthawks.com.
July 11 -- Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls' upcoming bouts will be held at Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com.
Join The Ravens' Band
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit baltimoreravens.com/marchingravens.
Women's Tackle Football
June 4 -- KidsPeace Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland is hosting a special event to raise funds to support local critical foster care programs provided to children, families and communities. Visit Total Wine and More from 6-9 p.m. Favorite selections will be highlighted for the wine tasting, and 30 percent of Winery Direct sale proceeds will be donated to KidsPeace. Email Gina.Seyfried@KidsPeace.org or call 401-964-9329.
June 6 -- Rappel
Do you want to make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way? How much more extreme can you get than to Rappel for Kidney Health? Participants are invited to raise pledges in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel 28 stories down the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore City. Visit kidneymd.org/news/rappelforkidneyhealth.html.
At a cooperative bicycle shop, visitors can work on a donated bike, use tools to fix a broken bike or buy ready-to-ride secondhand bikes. Volunteer staff will provide assistance. Visit velocipedebikeproject.org for details.
Maryland Officials Club
Interested in becoming a high school swimming official in the Baltimore-Anne Arundel area? Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach at the high school, college or masters level -- or prior experience officiating -- is strongly preferred. Email email@example.com or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2015 school season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit kickball-baltimore.com for locations and dates.
Track and Field
The Andover Apaches Youth Sports Organization has open enrollment for track and field. Call 410-859-3939 or visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.
Baltimore Fitness Academy
BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity in the Baltimore metropolitan area by educating and mentoring urban youth with targeted programs for improved health, fitness and nutrition. Visit bmorefit.org for details.
Did you know Baltimore has a beach? Baltimore Beach Volleyball has seven sand courts right in the Inner Harbor, and registration is now open for individuals and teams in men's, women's and coed twos, fours and sixes beach volleyball leagues, beginner to expert levels. Leagues will run at Baltimore Beach (Rash Field) in the Inner Harbor Sunday-Friday evenings starting in April and include a 10-week session. For more information or to register, go to baltimorebeach.com.
Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports, combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football into one fast-paced game in which everyone is involved. You can introduce the sport in your neighborhood by becoming an Ultimate Frisbee coach or organizer. Contact email@example.com or visit pikesvilleultimate.com.
Babe Ruth Museum
The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace opens its doors June 12. Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to this project. Visit donatenow.networkforgood.org/mdsports or call 410-727-1539 x3012.