ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger

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April 25, 2016
Kennedy Krieger’s newly created ROAR for Kids fundraiser to feature a 5k run, fun walk and family festival

BALTIMORE Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again bring the community together for its annual fundraiser now called ROAR for Kids, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The event will take place on Saturday, April 30 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Families and supporters will come together to run, walk and gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research and 16 different programs to help kids at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Since the beginning of the event in 2005 originally known as ROAR for Autism, it has raised more than $2 million for Kennedy Krieger.

The event will be a fun-filled day with a meaningful purpose, featuring a 5k run, low-mileage fun walk and a family festival. Runners and walkers will enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding Oregon Ridge Park. After running or walking, participants will enjoy the Family Festival, featuring healthy snacks provided in the Wegmans Wellness Village, music, face painting, balloon art, coloring station, enclosed playground, refreshments, and the always popular Mascot Challenge!

Participants and teams may go online to register and build personal fundraising pages—all in support of the cause of your choice. Want to support ROAR for Kids, but can’t drag yourself out of bed early on April 30? Go ahead and sleep in, just don’t forget to register to Snore for ROAR.

For more information about ROAR for Kids, or to register, visit or call 443-923-7300.

ROAR for Kids 2016
5k Run, Low-Mileage Fun Walk & Family Festival

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Saturday, April 30, 2016 

7:00am             Registration opens

8:00am             5K run and Fun Walk beings

8:30am             Family Festival begins

10:00am           Presentation of awards

10:30am           Mascot challenge and registration closes

11:00am           Raffle drawing

11:30am           Family Festival ends


Advance Online Registration


Late/On-Site Registration


Adults - $35 (Festival only - $15)


Adults - $40 (Festival only - $20)


Children 5-12 - $15 (Festival only - $5)


Children 5-12 - $20 (Festival only - $10)


Children 4 & under - FREE


Children 4 & under - FREE

About Kennedy Krieger Institute
Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 20,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit


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