6th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5K Run and Walk

ONLINE Registration for the 6th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence is now CLOSED!

If you would like to register before RACE DAY, please visit one of our packet pick-up locations at the times and dates below:

Packet Pick-Up Registration:

Thursday, September 25, Noon – 2:00 pm AND 3:30-7:00pm
Charm City Run, McHenry Row, Baltimore


Friday, September 26, noon-7pm
Charm City Run, Timonium

You may also register on RACE DAY:

Lake Montebello
7:30am – 8:45am
For your convenience, you may download our registration form HERE and bring it with your payment to any of the above locations. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Lake Montebello, Baltimore

Join us for a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Your participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling service and other necessary support services for homeless women and children.


  • Running or Walking the 5K – online registration is closed if you would like to register before RACE DAY, please visit one of our packet pick up locations. For your conveniece you may download our PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM.
  • Bringing the Family - Participate in the 1 Mile Family Fun Run!
  • Fundraising – By setting a personal 5K fundraising goal and encouraging your friends and family to support your efforts, you can assist us in reaching our 2014 5K Goal of $100,000 needed in order to provide services to our women and their children – Visit everydayhero to start fundraising for Marian House today and receive the 2014 Top Fundraiser Award!
  • Donating - Making a donation to support the Race to Embrace Independence
  • Establish a Team – Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating a team and Race to Embrace Independence together!
  • Become a Race Sponsor -Find out more by calling 410-467-4250 or emailing events@marianhouse.org.

30 Women, 30 Stories - Issue Related Videos

Listen to the women and experts of “30 Women, 30 Stories” talk about addiction, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, and trauma—issues faced by Marian House women and others like them as they move from dependence to independence.

Welcome from the Executive Director


Dear Friends of Marian House:

Marian House Executive Director Katie Allston

Since its founding 30 years ago, Marian House has become known as the leading organization offering high quality rehabilitative services and housing to homeless women and their children. With your support we are able to provide comprehensive services to many women who have suffered from trauma, physical and sexual abuse, the disease of addiction, and other challenges that left them homeless, unemployed and often separated from their children and families.

We thank you for your generosity and investment in our work. Your support allowed us to serve 141 women and 56 children during this past fiscal year.

The past year has been one of the most exciting in our 30 years of serving women and children. 


30 Women, 30 Stories

30 Women, 30 Stories“30 Women, 30 Stories: Journeys of Recovery and Transformation”, in 2013 a book created on the occasion of our 30th anniversary. The book shares the inspirational tales of 30 Marian House alumnae who have overcome lives of addiction, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, and trauma and have gone on to achieve happy and productive lives. Please visit our “30 Women, 30 Stories” page to hear audio stories told by these 30 courageous women.

"30 Women, 30 Stories" is a project of Marian House, made possible by grants from the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, the TKF Foundation, and the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation.