Join us for our ninth year!

Cupid's Crush is a 5 mile road race that takes place around the Valentine's Day holiday. The race will takes runners around (near) the lake and over the hills of Druid Hill Park. Debuting in 2015, this race has definitively become the Baltimore Road Runners February classic. Join us for questionable Maryland weather and a challenging and fun race. And is in the air this time of year so wear your favorite Valentine's race attire (keep it classy). You may win a prize!

Date: February 5, 2023 

Location: Druid Hill Park - Baltimore, MD - 9:00 am

Course: Scenic, rolling & winding throughout Druid Hill Park and around Baltimore Zoo. The original course has been rerouted due to the closure of the lake. The second half is still hilly and challenging. This is not a PR course.

Registration: Online registration on RunSignup via Through 12/31 - $21 for BRRC members, $34 for non-members. After the new year - $26 for members, $40 for non-members. You can join BRRC here. Race day registration will be available for $45. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee premiums to those registering on race day.

Packet Pickup: On site at Lakeside Pavilion (map), race day only starting at 7:30 am.

Amenities: The first 250 runners that register will receive the coveted Cupid's Crush Hat! Free race photos available for download by BRRC's own John Roemer IV! Valentine's themed post race refreshments will be available after the race. 

Race Conditions: February in Baltimore. Who knows?

Awards: Top 3 overall male and female - overall male and female masters - top 2 in ten year age group awards - also random prizes.

Post Race: We'll have some music playing and some things to keep you warm. Awards will begin at 10:15 at the pavilion. This is a gussied up low-key race here, folks. Let's have some fun.

Contact: Rob Santoni and Jenna Santoni, race directors -

In the event of inclement or questionable weather: Information will be sent out via email prior to race morning. We will not issue refunds in the event of a cancellation.

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