BALTIMORE — With the success of the 2019 Baltimore 10-Miler, two new winners have emerged with impressive finish times.
Jeremy Ardanuy, of Silver Spring, won first place for the men. The leader for the woman, Natalie Atabek of Bethesda, said she plans to return next year to defend her title.
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Thousands of runners filled the starting line at 7:30 a.m. with many cheering on to support multiple causes.
This year’s charitable run benefits the following organizations:
· Signal 13: Their mission is to help give financial assistance to Baltimore Police Department personnel, both civilian and sworn, who suffer extreme personal emergencies.
· BFG Foundation: A charitable organization affects a positive and determined impact in their local community in the areas of sheltering the homeless, feeding and caring for families, fostering the educational needs of our youth, and supporting those who protect their community.
· The Mark Ragonese Family Trust: To benefit former CSE VP of Operations Mark Ragonese.
· The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: a nonprofit focused on connecting you to amazing animals and the wonder of our living world.
According to Corrigan Sports Enterprises, developer of the Baltimore 10-Miler, the event has become an annual rite of summer for the local running community.
Participants have a total of three hours to complete the race.
The runners follow a course that starts and finished at Druid Hill Park, near the Maryland Zoo. The course travels through North Baltimore to Lake Montebello.