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Upcoming 5k Runs in West County

It's perfect running weather, and there are plenty of opportunities to compete.

If you like to run, this is the time of year to do it. The weather is cool, and there are many groups organizing 5k runs and other races throughout the fall. 

Here's a list of some upcoming 5k races. Click on the links for details on how to register. 

Arundel High Haunted Trail 5k and Fun Run

When: Oct. 27, 9 a.m.
Where: Arundel High School, back parking lot.
Details: This run to benefit the Arundel Cross Country Team features ghouls and goblins along the trail, plus free child care for kids under 8. There will also be face painting, pumpkins and other fall fun.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of race.

Grace Pointe Missions 5k

When: Oct. 20, 9 a.m.
Where: Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene, 61 Gambrills Rd., Severn 
Details: Funds from this run go to support the church's "Back Pack Buddies" program, which serves children who receive free or reduced lunch at school, but are in need of meals during weekends and holiday breaks.  
Cost: $30. 

Meade Athletic Boosters 5k

When: Oct. 20, 9 a.m
Where: Meade High Track, 1100 Clark Road, Fort Meade
Details: Support the Meade High Track team with this run on the campus of Meade High.
Cost: $20, or $15 for students. 

Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins 5k Run at Fort Meade

When: Oct. 27, 8 a.m.
Where: Fort Meade Pavilion 
Details: Come out for the October run in the Fort Meade Run Series. All proceeds go to support the Fort Meade's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation efforts. Costumes are encouraged. After the race, there will be a Halloween pet trick and costume contest.
Cost: $15 in advance, $25 day of race. 

Girl Scout Turkey Trot 5k in Piney Orchard

When: Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.
Where:  Piney Orchard Community Center
Details:  The "Run for Your Cookies" 5k will go to support Girl Scout Troop 5000, which is raising money for a trip to the Florida Keys. While there, they hope to learn about conservation and and animal behavior. 
Cost: $25 

Is your race listed? If not, add it to our events calendar. 

M. Hermanson October 15, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Crofton Woods Elementary School is also hosting a 5k on November 10th. Please see their web site for more information! http://croftonwoods5k.com/Crofton_Woods_Family_Fitness_Run/Welcome.html
Carrie October 16, 2012 at 01:42 PM
We hope many of you will be able to join us for the GS Turkey Trot 5K on 11/17!! More information is also on our website at www.runforyourcookies.webstarts.com Come out for a fun family event with a warm up by Tom the Turkey, music and vendors!
Tim Lemke October 16, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I'll be doing a list like this again at the end of the month. In the meantime, make sure your event is listed on our event calendar. http://odenton.patch.com/events

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