Baltimore Running Festival 2019 - Team AWE

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She didn't RUN for a better life, she RAN to save her life! RUN FOR HER.


Thank you for your interest in running in support of AWE in 2019! We are an incredible group of first time to professional runners who commit to raising funds to support AWE in exchange for entrance and participation in the 2019 Baltimore Running Festival on October 19th. From the 5K to the full marathon, there is something for everyone. 


How does it work?

STEP 1: Complete the registration form HERE

STEP 2: Set up a social fundraising page and engage friends, family, co-workers, etc in financially supporting your running goal and asylum seekers in Baltimore

STEP 3: Get ready to run on Saturday, October 19th


What are the benefits?

Your support will help us house and provide critical services to women and children seeking asylum in the US. AWE provides a range of services including: case management, ESL, job training, connection to legal, medical and mental health services, material support (food pantry, clothing closet, diapers, etc...). Each runner will receive:

  • AWE t-shirt
  • Post run happy hour/get together
  • Social Fundraising Page
  • Entrance into the race of your choice


What are the fundraising requirements?

  • BaltiMORON-a-thon (5k AND half marathon) = $600
  • Full Marathon =$500
  • Half Marathon = $350
  • Relay=$250 (per person)
  • 5K= $250


What is AWE and how will the funds be used?

Every year thousands of men, women and children seeking asylum find themselves in the Baltimore area, with no place to go and no community to support them. Asylum seekers have fled their home countries due to persecution or even torture. The asylum process is a very long and lonely journey; AWE is a safe and nurturing place to call home while asylum seekers rebuild their lives. By joining AWE's team, you will help ensure our ability to continue to meet the most basic needs for shelter, food and a sense of belonging for asylum seekers. This year, we will house 75 asylum seekers and nearly 1/3 of those are children. Hundreds of asylum seekers will be served out of our day center and will participate in 15,000 hours of programming in 2019. We cannot do this work without your support.  


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at


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