Looking for a way to take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend?
I've got an idea for you.
Tomorrow morning, members of the Ravens organization will participate in the Packard Center's fourth-annual Fiesta 5K, a race with proceeds benefiting ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at Johns Hopkins.
O.J. Brigance, the Ravens' director of player development, will serve as the event's honorary chair for the third straight year.
As many of you may know, Brigance, a former Ravens linebacker, is battling ALS. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2007 and has been active in the fight against it since then, creating the Brigance Brigade (www.brigancebrigade.org), an organization that promotes ALS research and education.
The race will start and finish in front of the Johnny Unitas statue in front of M&T Bank Stadium. Over 1,500 participants are expected, including Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who will kick off the event with opening remarks at 7:40 a.m.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will also be in attendance to start the race at 8 a.m., and Brigance will conclude the morning as part of an honorary presentation around 9:30 a.m.
If you are interested in registering, you can sign up in person today at Charm City Run on York Road in Timonium until 7 p.m. You can also register in person tomorrow morning beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Below is an ESPN Outside the Lines piece on Brigance that aired last year. If you still are on the fence about running tomorrow, check out the clip.