2 weeks ago
From the results tally, it appears that more than 500 runners and walkers participated. Impressively, the Making Tracks website says over $37,000 was raised. Proceeds help support the programs at the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research (several other cities also have their own 5K’s in conjunctions with Baltimore’s).
As for the race itself, I got a kick out of many of the t-shirts in support of ‘silly-yaks’ and ‘gluten-free cuties’ that I passed (or rather, that passed me). I also enjoyed checking out the Canton waterfront and Patterson Park.
But of course, my favorite part had to be all the gluten-free goodies at the end. I started with powdered doughnut holes from Celiac Specialties, then enjoyed a bagel from Against the Grain Gourmet, nibbled on a mini blueberry muffin made with Jules Gluten Free flour mix, snuck a black and white cookie from Katz’s gluten free and savored a pastry from Tenzo Artisan bakery. It was decadent and gluttonous, but I am eating for two -- something a few generous vendors noted as they gave me seconds.
See you out there next year!
Making Tracks for Celiacs: Celiacwalk.org
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