8th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5k Run and Walk

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Lake Montebello, Baltimore

Join us for a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Your participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling service and other necessary support services for homeless women and children.



  • Running or Walking the 5K – REGISTER online NOW! Or download our PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM.
  • Bringing the Family - Participate in the 1 Mile Family Fun Run!
  • Fundraising – By setting a personal 5K fundraising goal and encouraging your friends and family to support your efforts, you can assist us in reaching our 2016 5K Goal of $130,000 needed in order to provide services to our women and their children. Visit everydayhero to start fundraising for Marian House today and receive the 2016 Top Fundraiser Award! 5K FUNDRAISE TODAY
  • Donating - Making a donation to support the Race to Embrace Independence. DONATE
  • Establish a Team – Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating a team and Race to Embrace Independence together!
  • Become a Race Sponsor -Find out more by calling 410-467-4250 or emailing events@marianhouse.org.


Register Today

30 Women, 30 Stories - Issue Related Videos

Listen to the women and experts of “30 Women, 30 Stories” talk about addiction, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, and trauma—issues faced by Marian House women and others like them as they move from dependence to independence.

30 Women, 30 Stories

30 Women, 30 Stories“30 Women, 30 Stories: Journeys of Recovery and Transformation”, in 2013 a book created on the occasion of our 30th anniversary. The book shares the inspirational tales of 30 Marian House alumnae who have overcome lives of addiction, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, and trauma and have gone on to achieve happy and productive lives. Please visit our “30 Women, 30 Stories” page to hear audio stories told by these 30 courageous women.

"30 Women, 30 Stories" is a project of Marian House, made possible by grants from the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, the TKF Foundation, and the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation.