The Donate Life Family Fun Run has been celebrating the lives of donors and transplant recipients for 9 years. A 5k run and walk, our goal is to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation and celebrate the generosity of donors and their families. Proceeds from the Donate Life Family Fun Run benefit The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland’s community outreach and education efforts, as well as our aftercare program and workshops for donor families.
Each year, donor families and friends, transplant recipients, living donors, hospital partners, and supporters of our mission come together as a community and participate in the Donate Life Family Fun Run. In addition to raising funds the Fun Run is a great way to celebrate life, second chances, and the generosity of organ, eye, and tissue donors. Join us to run, walk, or simply to celebrate the incredible community of Marylanders who support life and hope through donation.
In 2017, we are excited to continue our post-race traditions. Participants are encouraged to stay for an after-party featuring music, food trucks* and a picnic area, along with some of our annual features (sponsor booths, Why We Walk, T-Shirt Row, etc). We are excited for the opportunity to get to know our participants and really have time to talk and meet with each other after the race. We hope you'll join us!
*with food and beverages for purchase.
Registration fees include a Family Fun Run t-shirt, race bag, and timing chip for all registrants with the exception of children 5 and under. Free child registration includes the option to purchase a race t-shirt for $10. While registration is free for children 5 and under, they are required to register if they will be on the race course at any time.
It is not required for participants to create or join a team, but we encourage everyone to recruit friends and family to walk or run with them on a team. If you would like to join an already existing team, please email email@example.com and we can help you find a team.
All registered participants receive a free Family Fun Run t-shirt. Each year, more and more teams customize their t-shirts in honor of a loved one or to celebrate the gift of life. In the past we have seen many creative and touching designs and we continue to keep one side of the race t-shirt blank to allow this tradition to continue. Some teams choose to use different shirts completely and we welcome anything teams or individuals would like to do.
We invite everyone to show off your creativity on T-shirt Row! If you choose to customize your team's shirts, please be sure to request an extra t-shirt at packet pick-up and bring an extra customized shirt to display.
We strongly encourage you to pick up your bib, t-shirt, and timing chip in advance so you don't have to wait in line on race day. Due to increased participation in the Donate Life Family Fun Run, Team Captains are NO LONGER ALLOWED to pick up their entire team's packets. You ARE allowed to pick up packets for immediate family members (in the same household) - OR - one other participant's packet with advance written permission (a signed note from the participant acknowledging who will be picking up their packet).
2017 Packet Pick Up Date & Locations: COMING SOON!
*Weekend packet pick-up dates will be available in 2017
If you do not pick up your packet in advance, registration and packet pick-up begin on race day at 7am in Lot C.
FOR TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY: Team Captains who wish to pick up their entire team’s shirts for personalization/customization purposes may do so early. Bibs will not be distributed at this date and additional check-in will be required the day of the Fun Run or at Packet Pick Up. Please note, if you don't plan on customizing the Fun Run t-shirt, there is no need to pick up the shirts early. If anyone joins your team after t-shirt pick up, they will not receive a shirt until race day.
2017 Early T-Shirt Pick Up Dates: COMING SOON!
*You MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance for t-shirt pick-up in order for your shirts to be ready upon your arrival.
*Each team will receive one extra shirt to decorate and display on t-shirt row.
$1000+ Raised - Individuals and Team Captains of teams who raise $1000 or more will receive a Family Fun Run embroidered fleece.
All donations must be received by October 31st, 2017 to be considered for an incentive item. Prizes will be mailed three to six weeks after donation totals are calculated.
Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place overall mall and female finishers, as well as the top female and male finishers in each age category. To see the complete breakdown of categories click here.