10/18/11 5:20 PM ET
Showalters hosting annual KidsPeace event
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
The entry fee for individuals participating in the run is $35, which includes an Under Armour T-shirt for the first 400 registered runners. Families who plan to walk the one mile together will pay just $20 and are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes. Pets are also invited and are welcome to dress for Halloween as well. Foster families and children walk at no charge.
Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race will begin at 9 a.m. The course goes through the Canton and Patterson Park neighborhoods, beginning and ending at O'Donnell Square in Canton.
The top three registered teams that raise the most money will be eligible to win gift certificates, a complimentary wine tasting, 2012 Orioles tickets and more. In addition, there will be prizes for top runners, age group winners and most creative Halloween costumes for adults, children and pets. After the completion of the race, participants can join the Showalters, the Oriole Bird and the Chik-fil-A Cow for light fare and Halloween fun in O'Donnell Square.
In addition to race day, on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a Pre-Race Party at O'Donnell Square. Participants may pick up their race packets, listen to live music, enjoy a discounted dinner at one of the race sponsors' restaurants and browse the shops on the square.
The Showalters are enthusiastic supporters of KidsPeace, a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. All proceeds from this event benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland.
To register online, visit www.kidspeace.org. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.