2013 Mud Run a SUCCESS!

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GO, Team Playworks!

More than 400 of you joined the Terrapin and the Hare 5K Mud Run as part of Team Playworks and had FUN getting “muddy for recess!” With your help, we were able to raise nearly $13,000! Here’s a BIG WHOOSH CLAP for your support!

The money you raised will be used to support recess programs at 23 Baltimore City Schools, serving 10,000 low-income students with safe, healthy play, and physical activity in children’s lives every school day. We appreciate your help in carrying the message about the crucial importance of play.

We hope that you will consider joining Team Playworks again for the Baltimore Running Festival in October. All races are only $25 for all charity running teams. For more information about how to join Team Playworks for the Baltimore Running Festival, check out our Charity Running page or contact D’ana Downing, Development Manager at ddowning@playworks.org or call 410-779-3306.

Also know that there are many other ways you can support Playworks Baltimore – TELL A FRIEND, VOLUNTEER, or JOIN US AT RECESS!

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March 16, 2020

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December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

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