For the fourth year in a row, the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at John Hopkins is gearing up for its Fiesta 5K to help raise money to find the cure for ALS.
With support from organizations like the Baltimore Ravens and the Maryland Men's Basketball Team, the Fiesta 5K has become one of Baltimore's fastest growing runs and currently has raised $129,927 towards the cause.
The race begins on Saturday, May 1, at 8 a.m. and registration starts at 6:30 a.m.. The run will start at M&T Bank Stadium and run through the downtown area. The overall best time male and female runners will receive trophies and some awards will be rewarded to different age group winners.
The fee for registering before May 1 is $25 and the day of would cost $30. All proceeds will go to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at John Hopkins.
ALS was made famous by Lou Gehrig in the late 30's and still affects 5,600 people in the U.S. each year. One of those is our own O.J. Brigance, who has decided to team up with the Packard Center for ALS Research by serving as an ALS Ambassador and also as the honorary chair for the Fiesta 5K.