Exercise Your Mental Health: October 14, 2018 – Maryland State Fairgrounds – Baltimore County

The 5K race (walkers are welcome!!) begins and ends on a custom course that winds through the historical Maryland State Fair Grounds on York Rd.  Make your way to the finish line and the post-race party!

100% of all money raised goes towards research on how holistic treatments-such as exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices-benefit mental health. The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation is funding a $1.2 million, landmark, Gold Standard study to determine how different forms of positive stress affect depression. One of the methods being tested is the Wim Hof Method (WHM).

Registration Information click here

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.

Course layout

The Course: 

Sunday October 14, 2018 at The Maryland State Fairgrounds

This year's race is managed by race experts Charm City Run. We are looking forward to an awesome event!

Race Day Information for Sunday, October 14th:

  • Village opens at 7am
  • Pre Race Warm-up led by special guest, world famous extreme athlete/fitness celebrity Wim Hof, "The Ice Man" and local/ national fitness celebrity Lynne Brick at 8:00 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Family Fun One Mile Walk will begin at 8:45 am
  • World famous WHM ice bath experience following the race


  • Tech shirts, snacks and a  Water stop on course.
  • Pre-race warm-up featuring Lynne Brick and extreme athelete and fitness celebrity Wim Hof
  • Post-race village featuring vendors, music, food, beverages, Kid’s Fun zone and more!!


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female Overall Finishers ($200/$100/$50) as well as male and female Masters ($75) and Grandmasters ($75).

Age group awards to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

There will also be an award this year for the largest team, so email your friends today and get started!!  Just create a team name and have each of your friends enter the team name on their registration – it’s just that easy!!

Packet Pick-Up and in person registration will be available as of September 2018

Friday, October 12th from 3PM-7PM
Brick Bodies - Padonia
2430 Broad Avenue, Timonium, MD 21093

Saturday, October 13th from 10AM-2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

And, of course, on race day morning at The Maryland State Fairgrounds

 7:00 a.m October 14th, 2018.

*Registration at our in-person packet pick up locations requires payment via cash or check

We would greatly appreciate your efforts in fundraising to raise money for the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.

At the conclusion of the registration process you will be asked if you would like to fundraise.  You can fundraise as an individual or as part of a team or simply make a donation.  This year we have made it easy for you to set up your own fundraising page and contact your friends and family to enlist their help. This feature will be available as of July 2018

If you would just like to make a donation to support the event please click here.

To register for the race and create a team - click here.

Questions? Contact us!