The Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH are once again joining manager BUCK SHOWALTER, his wife, ANGELA, and KidsPeace to host a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The seventh annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk will start and end at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, October 29.
Halloween costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the first three male and female finishers, the first masters' finishers, and age group winners. There will also be prizes for the best child costume, best adult costume, best family costume, best group costume, and most creative child and adult Orioles costumes. Race participants will enjoy a pre- and post-race party with face painting, a moon bounce, food, and more Halloween fun with Buck and Angela Showalter, as well as the Oriole Bird.
Interested runners and walkers can register at www.orioles.com/kidspeace. The online registration fee is $35 through October 25. Beginning on October 27, participants can register at either the KidsPeace office or Dempsey's Brew Pub in person for $40. On race day, registration and packet pick-up begins at 6:30 a.m. at Gate A. The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. and the 1 Mile walk begins at 8:05 a.m. The first 900 registered runners/walkers will receive a race t-shirt (sizes are first come, first serve). To accommodate postseason scheduling, the event could be moved to Sunday, November 13, if necessary.
"With the generous support of the Birdland community, we can make a real difference for children and teenagers in foster care who rely on the life-changing programs offered by KidsPeace," said Buck Showalter. "We look forward to greeting and thanking all of the participants and supporters who make this event better each and every year."
All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program which prepares youth for independence through life-skills training. Those interested in becoming a volunteer or a sponsor, should contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 134 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org, follow @KidsPeaceMD on Twitter, @KidsPeaceMaryland on Instagram, or visit www.facebook.com/KidsPeaceMaryland.