Here are some beauty, fashion, and fitness related events going on in the local community throughout the month of May for everyone to enjoy.
Compiled by Melissa Lauren
The first ever across-the-bay-bridge-not for-the-faint-of-heart Bay Bridge Paddle is Saturday, May 14th
at Sandy Point State Park. Whether you’re brand new to paddling or a seasoned veteran, this paddle will have something for paddlers of all skill levels. The 8.4-mile race course will take competitors across the breathtaking Chesapeake Bay and underneath the magnificent Bay Bridge 8–11 a.m. More than $7,000 in prize money will be awarded. There will also be a 5K paddle, as well as a novice slalom course for kids and adults closer to the beach area. The event will benefit many local charities including the Foundation for Community Betterment and the Maryland Special Olympics. Registration is $35–100. For more information call 415-766-7223 or visit Paddleguru.com/races/baybridgepaddle
Walk the Walk Foundation hosts The Walk benefiting Anne Arundel County Kids in Need on Thursday, May 12th 6–8 p.m.
at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre in Gambrills. Walk the Walk Foundation exists to serve local, underprivileged children through a Christmas gift program, providing school supplies, and meeting various basic needs. This family-friendly event features kids’ activities, live music, and a beer garden. There will also be prizes for lucky participants. The minimum donation level is $10. For more information call 866-989-3674 visit Wtwf.org
Your friends at What’s Up? Media double dog dare you to donate to the SPCA! Join the 25th Annual SPCA Walk and Run for the Animals was postponed to Sunday, June 19th
at Quiet Waters Park. The 5K Run starts at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. There is even a Tails and Trails 5K! The benefit event will allow the SPCA to continue its efforts in providing shelter and rehabilitation to companion animals in need and promoting humane care and concern for the animals. To register and for more information call 410-268-4388 or visit aacspca.org
Participate in the Color Your Heart 5K Fun Run and experience University of Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s one-of-a-kind running event. This non-competitive, family-friendly run maximizes fun by showering runners in a rainbow of colored powder. Participants receive a free t-shirt and other giveaways. The event is Saturday, May 14th at 8 a.m.
at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville. Registration is $35. For more information call 410-787-4000 or visit Mybwmc.org/5k
The Seventh Annual Derby Day is a fun-filled event consisting of a live showing of the Kentucky Derby, customized video horse races throughout the evening, mock betting, a hat contest, live and silent auctions, a buffet dinner, drinks, and mint juleps, of course. Maryland Therapeutic Riding seeks to improve the quality of life and conquer physical, developmental, and emotional health challenges through human and horse interaction. The fundraiser is Saturday, May 7th 4:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $150. For more information call 410-923-6800 or visit Horsesthatheal.org
Anne Arundel County Casa, Inc. hosts their 16th annual fundraising benefit, Tee Up for a Child on Thursday, May 5th
at Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Registration is $175 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. The mission of Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. is to advocate for and support abused and neglected children in the court system to ensure their right to safe, stable, permanent homes. For more information call 410-267-7877 or visit Aacasa.org
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Giving back to the community never goes out of style! Hospice Hundred hosts Fashion for a Cause on Thursday, May 12th 6:30–9:30 p.m.
at Porsche of Annapolis. This Summer 2016 Fashion Preview features a stunning runway show with a Celebrity DJ, signature cocktails, and delicious bites. Hospice of the Chesapeake created Hospice Hundred to educate the next generation of philanthropists about Hospice of the Chesapeake, to develop financial resources to support programs to recruit volunteers to accomplish goals and have fun while supporting hospice. Hospice Hundred proudly supports Chesapeake Kids, which provides quality perinatal and pediatric palliative care to individuals and families in Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County. Tickets are $115. For more information call 443-837-1531 or visit hospicehundred.org
The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its fifth year, is one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic. The event takes place Saturday, May 21st 7 a.m.–12 p.m.
The start location is St. Michaels High School and the post-race party is at Fremont Street. Based in St. Michaels, one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to gorgeous water views, a quick mile past charming Main Street shops for the 10K and half marathon, and a rockin’ after-party in downtown St. Michaels. This year also includes a 1K Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. Registration fees for children are $25. Race registration fees vary depending on 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon registration. This is a great way for kids to be a part of the event and start learning about their own physical fitness. The run benefits the St. Michaels Community Center and SMYLE. Registration is $25–110. For more information call 607-425-6691 or visit Runstm.com
The Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market is open May through mid-October at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge on Thursday afternoons, 3–6 p.m.
It’s one of the only waterfront farmers’ markets in the state. Support your local farmers and the Mid-Shore’s rich agricultural heritage when you buy local and enjoy fresh healthier products while reducing fuel emissions. Prices vary. For more information visit Cambridgemainstreet.com
Six Pillars Century Ride is Saturday, May 7th 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
at Great Marsh Park. The majority of the ride is through the picturesque Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Various rides include: 11 Mile Family Ride, 37 Mile Fun and Fitness course, 56 Mile Ironman Eagleman course, 70.3 Course, and 100 Mile Century course. The rain or shine event is for cyclists of all skill levels. Helmets are required. Registration is $15–60. For more information call 410-819-0386 or visit 6pillarscentury.org/ridedetails
The Osprey Triathlon is a family-friendly event welcoming athletes of all levels and skill experience. Not ready for the full triathlon? Create a team with friends or family and compete in one, two, or three legs of the race. The race is a benefit for Kent School on Sunday, May 15th
at Kent School in Chestertown and consists of a seven-mile bike race, two-mile kayak course, and three-mile run. The course covers mixed surfaces and is open to competitors nine years old and up. Registration is $75–145. For more information call 410-778-4100 or visit kentschool.org/osprey-triathlon
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