2010 Teach Learn Play 5K!

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**Online registration is now closed. Please register in person at 8:30 am at the Swan Pavilion at Druid Hill Park**

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Playworks is SO excited for the 1st Annual Teach Learn Play 5K! Saturday will be here before you know it and we are thrilled that you all have signed on to volunteer and help rescue recess for more than 10,000 Baltimore City students!

All volunteers will be arriving between 7:30am and 8am depending on what their volunteer role for the day is. I have emailed everyone individually to let them know what role they will have during the day. If you have any questions about what time you should arrive please let me know. Please try to leave a few extra minutes to park and walk to the pavilion. 
When you arrive please come to Swan Pavilion (rectangular pavilion) located on Grove Rd. There is parking for the event along the streets in the park. The only streets in the park that you will not be able to park on are Red Rd and Grove Rd. We need these roads clear for the 5K and 1mile fun run/walk. 
You will receive a Teach Learn Play 5K volunteer t-shirt for you to wear during the event and take home after. You might want to wear a long sleeve shirt underneath in case it is chilly in the morning. We will also have Panera bagels and Sweet Sin Bakery coffee to help your day get off to a great start!


I wanted to share with you what the day is going to look like for your knowledge and to help participants that may have questions during the event…


Registration for the day will start at 8:30am for the runners/walkers.
Everyone's first stop should be at the registration table in Swan's Pavilion where the runners will check in and get their bib, t-shirt and goody bag for the event. After that, everyone is welcome to enjoy bagels from Panera and Coffee from Sweet Sin Bakery!
The 5K race will kick off at 9:30am in front of Swan Pavilion. The 1 mile Fun Run will begin shortly thereafter. We are so glad that you are joining us to get moving for PLAY!
The course is beatuiful and is mostly around Druid Hill Lake.  The course will be well marked and will have course marshals(volunteers) along the way to direct runners.
The finish line is right in front of Swan Pavilion and back to the festivities! There will be awards to the top 3 male finishers and top 3 female finishers. The whole morning is going to be a celebration with a DJ, Playworks game stations, jungle gyms to play on, face painting and hula hoops!
After the race everyone can look forward to delicious cupcakes from Sweet Sin Bakery and plenty of bananas!
The day will be action packed with fun for people of all ages! If you know others that want to participate, please tell them to come the morning of and register at the event! If you know anyone else that would like to volunteer please let me know. The more hands the better!
I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me at 410.779.3306 or email me at agambill@playworks.org.
If you have any question or concerns on Saturday please call my cell phone at 301.788.7158.
If you are the volunteer coordinator for your organization please pass this email on to the other volunteers  that will be a part of this fun day!
Thank you so much, again, for your support of Playworks Baltimore!
Peace and volunteering,

Come run (or walk) for recess! Playworks Baltimore, in partnership with Baltimore City Schools, is hosting our first annual Teach Learn Play 5K! Join students, teachers, business leaders, and community members to get moving for play on Saturday, October 30th from 8:30am-12pm at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. This 5K certified course will challenge runners and walkers alike. The event also includes a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, so people of all ages and ability are encouraged to participate.

Playworks Baltimore is playing with over 10,000 students this school year in 26 Baltimore City schools. Your support through this event will help ensure that Baltimore City students have a chance to play safely and meaningfully every school day. Be a part of our movement for play — come run, walk, or volunteer with us on October 30. Here are some ways to get involved:

Individual Support

  • Registration fee is $25 for the 5K Run/Walk and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (Family Package is $60 and includes 2 entries for the 5K and 2 entries for the Fun Run/Walk)
  • We ask that all participants pledge to raise $162, which is the approximate cost for one child to participate in the Playworks Baltimore program for a year.

Register a Team

  • Team includes 10 participants in the 5K Run/Walk.
  • Each participant raises $162 to sponsor their run.
  • Teams receive special recognition and a trophy at an awards ceremony.


  • If you'd rather not run or walk, please consider volunteering to help make the event a success. For details, contact Amanda Gambill at 410-779-3306 or agambill@playworks.org

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