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Friends R Family Foundation


  • The Bel Air Athletic Club
  • The Greene Turtle of Aberdeen
  • Full House Marketing & Print

Friends R Family Danyelle Filiaggi Memorial 5K/Family Walk

Sunday April 9, 2017

Pre Race Activity -


Packets will be available for pick up Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Bel Air Athletic Club KidZone entrance
Packets will also be available to pick up on race day beginning at 7:30, although due to time constraints and the number of registered participants we HIGHLY encourage you to pick up packets on Saturday. 
All walkers and runners who registered by March 23rd are guaranteed a t-shirt in addition to your bib; participants who registered after March 23rd cannot be guaranteed shirts and sizes.
This year we have added athletic t-shirts as an option at time of registration. You ARE allowed to pick up other people's packets, just be sure to sign for any packets you pick up.  

New this year, prizes will be given to the top three fundraisers - individuals or teams. Set up a fundraising page when you register and start fundraising today to help break down stigma and raise awareness of mental health resources! Good luck!


Space at the Bel Air Athletic Club will be extremely limited. Other parking options include the Steelefish parking lot, the back lot behind Wilmer Eye Center, the Best Buy parking lot or the mall parking lot.
We will have volunteers directing traffic but be sure to leave plenty of time.


On your way to grab a post-race drink or snack, be sure to visit all the exhibitors in our Community Health Village inside the Bel Air Athletic Club, including representatives from Healthy Harford, Harford County Mobile Crisis Center and the Maryland Health Connection/Maryland Children's Health Program among others.


Whether you misplace an object or get separated from a child, we've got you covered - just stop by the Friends R Family table at the entrance to the Community Health Village inside the Bel Air Athletic Club.


Both the 5K and the walk begin at the Bel Air Athletic Club and head on to the Ma & Pa Trail towards Williams Street via the Best Buy spur. Runners will turn around at the halfway point and all participants return to the Bel Air Athletic Club for the finish.
The course is entirely paved and crushed gravel surfaces. For safety reasons, pets, roller skates and other wheeled devices (with the exception of wheelchairs) are NOT allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are permitted, but we ask that you start in the back to avoid being a tripping hazard.

7:15 a.m. Enjoy pre-race music as walker and runners arrive
7:30 a.m. Warm up 
7:50 a.m. Opening remarks
7:55 a.m. Moment of silence for Danyelle Filiaggi
8:00 a.m. 5K start
8:15 a.m. Walk start
9:00 a.m. Complimentary yoga class courtesy of Bel Air Athletic Club

Post Race Activity -

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Post-race FREE pancake breakfast courtesy of the Greene Turtle of Bel Air

We would like to thank all our 5K Sponsors and encourage everyone to patronize their businesses.  Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all the participating organizations.

Registration link to 5K / Family Walk

Our 3rd annual race to honor Danyelle Filiaggi and promote mental health awareness will take place April 9, 2017 at 8am.  Our committee is hard at work reaching out to the community in order to create a great event for everyone.  As more activities are confirmed they will be posted here which will include a pre and post race celebration.

You can sign up as an individual or as a team for the event.  If you sign up as a team you can add more team members but any individual team fundraising goal will be tracked independently outside the site.