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2022 Run Baby Run: 5K Run/Walk for Healthier Moms and Babies

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On Saturday, October 1, 2022, bring the whole family out as we walk, jog, stroll and roll in support of giving every baby and growing family the best possible start in life!

Run Baby Run brings the whole community together to strengthen CCI's prenatal program by raising funds through sponsorship, race registrations, and fundraising. Athletic ability does not matter - all are encouraged to run, walk, jog, push their children in strollers and make their way to the finish line however they choose.

Where:
Wheaton Regional Park is located at: 2000 Shorefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902

When:
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Warm up begins at 7:30 am
5K begins at 8:00 am

Registration:
5K: $30: through September 1
$35: September 2 - September 30
$40: on Race Day, October 1

**Online registration will close on Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 pm. In-person registration will still be available during packet pickup and on race day.

All registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal. Additional fun items will also be included in the goodie bags. There will also be raffle prizes at the event such as gift baskets from local stores and gift cards to local restaurants.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top stroller finisher.

Packet pick up will be held on Friday, September 30 at CCI Health Services, 8665 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 from 1:00-7:00 pm, then at the race site starting at 6:45 am.

Our Cause:
Why do we run? Because every parent deserves a healthy pregnancy, and every baby deserves a healthy start. At CCI, our prenatal program is essential to improving the health of mothers and their children. Weknow women can face many challenges in accessing care in our community.

*Women of color often receive inadequate care and have more challenging pregnancy experiences.
* Immigrant women may have limited English proficiency and require care adapted to their linguistic and cultural needs.
* Women facing chronic health conditions, like hypertension or diabetes, need higher level of care to ensure healthy, full-term pregnancies.

In the CCI service area, Prince George's County faces some of the worst birth outcomes in the state. The county does not offer prenatal care services to its residents, making it more difficult for already underserved women to achieve healthy birth outcomes.

Without appropriate prenatal care, women may experience dangerous complications during pregnancy and labor, and babies are at greater risk for physical and mental disabilities. Quality prenatal care changes the trajectory of patients' birth outcomes, leading to healthy, full-term babies.