Run/Walk To Support Strong Families

This virtual Run/Walk event encourages supporters of The Family Tree to get outside, log some miles, and raise vital funds to help end child abuse and neglect in Maryland.

October 24th – November 1st

We are asking supporters to run/walk at least 5k from October 24 through November 1st. But, you are welcome to get a head start now! And, if you feel like going further than 5k, go for it! Track your efforts and use them to encourage others to get involved!

How do I start running/walking/fundraising?

Since this is a virtual event, you can get started on your schedule! You can create a fundraising page, start a team with friends and family, or just make a direct donation. Plus, if you want to track your miles to inspire others, you can either log them on your own personal fundraising page, or sync your page with the Strava fitness app to do it automatically! 


Why should I support this event?

We recognize these are challenging times for all of us, but the families we serve are struggling now more than ever. Research demonstrates that due to social isolation, the economic downturn, a sharp rise in unemployment, and high stress, our communities are experiencing an increased risk of child abuse and neglect.

All proceeds from this race will support our child abuse prevention services and programs. Though our offices remain closed, our work continues, as we transitioned our programs to online platforms providing parenting classes, home tele-visits, workshops, professional training, one-on-one tele-counseling, and more. Plus, our 24-hour Parenting HelpLine and online chat continue to provide help and vital information to parents in need.

This is also a time that we can gather our closest friends and safely run/walk in support of Marylands families. Lace up your tennis shoes, choose your course, and cross the finish line in support of families and children.

Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring? Send us your name and email below for more information!

Thank you to all our current sponsors below!

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation

Betsy and George Sherman



H.G.  Roebuck & Sons, Inc.

CGA Capital/W. Kyle Gore

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