BBF 5.7K Championship Race & 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk

Brigance Brigade Foundation
5.7K Championship Race & 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk


Click here to create a fundraising team page!



When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 9:00 am (rain or shine, nonrefundable)

Where: Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore, MD (3001 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224) – OR participate as a virtual racer and #RaceforALS wherever you are! (click the registration link above for virtual race details)

Why: In 2017, we #RaceforALS to honor former Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance’s 10 year anniversary of his ALS diagnosis; a decade of embodying that All Things Are Possible Fighting ALS. In solidarity with his tremendous strength and service, we will race, run, walk, stroll, roll, and raise funds for ALS families, just in time to kick off the month of May — ALS Awareness Month. Join us!


Proceeds from the race will benefit the Brigance Brigade Foundation, our mission is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The Brigance Brigade Foundation improves the quality of life for ALS patients and their families by providing access to much needed equipment, support services, and resource guidance.

Race Events: The event will feature three levels of participation in honor of O.J. Brigance’s jersey number, 57: a timed 5.7K, a 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk and a Kid’s Fun Run. Premiums to be announced soon!

After the races, all participants are invited to join us in the Celebration Village, held in Canton Waterfront Park, and take advantage of post-race snacks and beverages, harbor views, vendor tents and tables, music and entertainment and more!

Create a Fundraising Team Page:

Our goal is to raise $75,570 for the ALS community through fundraising efforts in 2017! In just a few short steps you’ll be able to set up your team and start fundraising!

Create your fundraising page by clicking here:

We have an easy template to get you started. You can add or edit what you want to make it yours. You will have access to sample email and social media messages to send to friends, family, and co-workers asking them to join your cause or to say thank you for a donation!

  1. Create a Team account (even if it’s just you!)
  2. Enter “ Team [your team name]” in the “First Name” field
  3. Enter punctuation into the “Last Name” field (We like exclamation points, ourselves…)
  4. Build your page
  5. Share your team page URL and/or login information with your teammates – all fundraising will benefit the Team’s goal
  6. …that’s it!

Questions about fundraising or fundraising page set up? Contact Amanda or Kelly at the Brigance Brigade: 410-878-2030 or

Questions about registering for the race via Contact Andrea at Blue Cheetah Sports:


Calling all Corporate Teams!:

The Brigance Brigade Foundation Championship Event is a great way to honor your New Year fitness goals, and create a memory that will be talked about around the watercooler for months to come.

Whether you run, spin, stroll or walk – everyone who participates is a Champion. This healthy team competition is good for you, your team, and your community. Top fundraising teams win BIG PRIZES – to be announced soon!

What kinds of teams are welcome?

• Families
• Business teams or co-workers
• Church groups
• Sororities or fraternities
• Business alliances
• Wellness or health groups
• Community organizations
• Cheerleading or other sports teams
• …and more!

Volunteer Opportunities:

IMG_0915We can’t do it alone! The Brigance Brigade Foundation needs your help to make sure the event runs smoothly! 5.7K volunteers help out with a variety of tasks on race day and we are looking for friendly, passionate people to lend a hand.

Please invite friends, family and colleagues to volunteer with you and spread the word! We look forward to your participation and thank you for your help!

Sign up to be a 5.7K volunteer here!

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