ELLICOTT CITY LABOR DAY RUNNING CLASSIC
9/2. 12290 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City. 8 a.m. $10-35. Soak up the bucolic charm of Ellicott City in this 5K and 10K race.
UNDER ARMOUR CHARLES STREET 12 9/2. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, 410-321-1901. 7:30 a.m. $75-90. This 12-mile course starts up at the Shops at Kenilworth and weaves its way south by Towson University before heading downtown via Charles Street. Runners finish with a post-race celebration at Under Armour headquarters.
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9/9-9/10. 27861 Budds Creek Rd., Mechanicsville 7:30 a.m. $79-174. Journey through jagged terrain in this endurance-testing obstacle course.
NIGHT NATION RUN
9/23. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville. 4:30 p.m. $30-60. DJs deliver electronic beats as you walk, run, or dance.
CHARM CITY RUN 20 MILER
9/24. Northern Central Railroad Trail, Freeland. 8 a.m. $40-55. Embrace the great outdoors in this 20-mile run along the NCR Trail.
RUN WILD FOR AUTISM
9/24. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Pl. 7 a.m. Free-$40. Charge or stroll through the zoo for a worthy cause.
THE COLOR RUN
9/30. Camden Yards Sports Complex, 333 W. Camden St. Free-$35. Dash through splashes of color during this festive 5K.