Get Ready for the 2020 JWB 5K & 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk!

You can take the lead for new and better approaches to treating mental health! Run. Walk. Raise Funds. Donate.

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The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation was founded by Victor and Lynne Brick in honor of Victor's oldest brother John, who suffered from schizophrenia his entire life and died of complications from the disease. Never, in all the years he received treatment for his illness, often in some of the finest mental health institutions in the country, was he put on a well-rounded program that included lifestyle choices, such as exercise, diet, or mind-body wellness, to help improve his condition.

From Victor and Lynne:​ “​We want to help people like my brother John. We want to save families from going through the heartache we experienced. We don’t think exercise is the only answer, but we think it is part of the answer. Through evidence-based research it is our hope to find out what part exercise can play in the treatment of mental illness, and what forms of exercise work best for different mental health issues.”

For more information on the Foundation, please visit our web site at


The Course: 

The 4th Annual John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will follow a beautiful course on the wooded campus of Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland - starting from Towson's first-rate Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Sunday, May 26, 2020 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The JWB 5K is managed by Baltimore's own race experts Charm City Run. We are looking forward to an awesome event!

Race Day Information for Sunday, April 26th, 2020

  • Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up opens
  • 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 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Family Fun One Mile Walk will begin at 9:15 am
  • World famous WHM ice-bath challenge 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 for the largest team, so email your friends today and get started!!  Just create a team name, and have each of your friends register individually and enter the team name on their registration – it’s that easy!!

Packet Pick-Up and Last-Minute Registration

Friday, April 24th from 3PM-7PM
Brick Bodies - Padonia
2430 Broad Avenue, Timonium, MD 21093

Saturday, April 25th from 10AM-2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

And, of course, on race day morning at Towson University

 7:30 a.m Sunday, April 26th, 2020.

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

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