About the Race
2019 Break Away 5K
This is the 8th annual Break Away 5K! The mission of this race is to raise awareness and educate others about domestic violence. All revenue generated through this race will be donated to benefit the Heartly House. Heartly House, Inc. has been helping Frederick County residents, for over 35 years, who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. "We run so she doesn't have to."
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior where one person exerts power or control over another through physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, and/or economic abuse. Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Thank you for helping us break the cycle of abuse.
Strollers and dogs are welcome!
All registered children will receive a medal.
Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female winners.
Medals for 1st place male and female in each age group.
Long-sleeve t-shirts guaranteed for racers who register by February 23rd, 2019.
Race bibs can be picked up early on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at If the Shoe Fits (467 W Patrick St. Frederick, MD) from 2 pm to 8:00 pm.
Street parking is limited. There are several garages in downtown Frederick nearby (Court St. garage recommended)