5K Stampede Run 

Join the animal stampede and run in the 5K road race. At the halfway point, you’ll find an oasis to treat that thirst! Awards will be given to the three fastest lions and lionesses, and to the first-place lions and lionesses in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11–15, 16–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70 and over. Check-in and registration begin at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m.

Low-Mileage Fun Walk
Our low-mileage fun walk will begin immediately following the start of the 5K stampede at 8 a.m., and all herds, crashes and hordes are encouraged to participate! The distance will be less than one mile, and the walk will take place both on and off the paved road.

Jungle Festival

Whether you want to stop by after your stampede or walk, or spend your whole day swinging from the vines, the Jungle Festival has something for everyone! There will be music, family-friendly entertainment, and activities for kids of all ages, including a coloring station, a bean-bag toss, oversized croquet and much more!

At the Jungle Festival, you’ll also find one of the area's best enclosed playgrounds, which all little monkeys will be able to take advantage of during the event. 

The Wegmans Wellness Village is a Jungle Festival feature not to be missed! Stop by and grab a paw-full of FREE and HEALTHY snacks! Come cheer on your fellow animals at this year’s outrageously silly ROAR for Kids Mascot Challenge! Join us from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to experience all the excitement of the Jungle Festival!

Beaver Dam Road will be closed from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. This means there will be no access TO or FROM Oregon Ridge Park during this time. Please plan accordingly. 


Feeling sleepy as a sloth, but still want to support ROAR like a lion when you get up? Sleep in—hakuna matata! Register to SNORE for ROAR, and we'll send you a commemorative T-shirt!

Directions to Oregon Ridge Park.

Packet pickup will be available for all participants at Charm City Run’s Timonium location (2045 York Rd., Timonium, MD 21093) on Friday, April 26th from 3 to 6 p.m. There will also be onsite packet pickup at Oregon Ridge Park the morning of the event.

Calling All Cubs and Chicks

Are you participating in ROAR for Kids and flexing your fundraising muscles by soliciting for donations? If not get started now in order to be entered into The Cara Becker ROAR for Kids Youth Fundraising Award. You could be this year's winner! The award winner receives recognition at the event and receives a plaque. Click here to find out more information. 

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Enter our raffle for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card, a six-month YMCA family membership, one year family membership to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a family day at the Maryland Science Center and more!

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