Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run/Walk/1 Mile Walk


— The Baltimore County Department of Aging invites you to participate in its 13th annual Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit 5K Run/Walk 1 Mile Walk fundraiser, which benefits health and wellness programs for older adults. The race will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8 a.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex campus.

This multi-generational fall event which draws people from all over the region to run or walk the equivalent of 3.1 miles. For those who aren’t up for the 5K challenge, there is a one mile walk.

The Essex Campus 5K course includes, both hills and flats, a challenge to those who are looking for an energizing workout on a Sunday morning. On mile walkers can enjoy strolling around a flat area separate but close to the racecourse. Participants will also enjoy visiting vendor tables and displays, as well as a variety of free falls prevention and health and wellness screenings.

All proceeds from the event go directly back into keeping many of Baltimore County’s older adults healthy and active; as well as enhance the fitness centers and exercise programs in the Baltimore County’s 20 Senior Centers.

This year, as part of the agency’s “Social Isolation” initiative, we have developed “Don’t Walk Alone” which encourages participants to invite their families, friends, and children to walk along with them. We hope this will give seniors and others the opportunity to live connected.

There will be a Team Spirit award, trophies for the largest team, most money raised by a team and most money raised by an individual. 5K Medals to the top three men and women overall and to top the three men and women in each age category. New this year, a commemorative pin will be provided for race day participants. Race day participants will also be entered into various door prizes including (5) $100 Fitness Pays gift cards (must be present to win). Amenities include a technical long sleeve moisture wicking T-shirt (Guaranteed to first 1,150 registered participants. Size not guaranteed.

Online registration is available now at