Join NFRC, Saturday, September 19th at the Columbia Lakefront, for the 11th annual 5K for Families! All ages are invited to participate in this 5K race, 1-mile walk and family fun day. Proceeds from the event will support NFRC’s sliding fee therapy programs, advocacy and outreach training programs. Thanks to event sponsors and community supporters like you, NFRC has been able to provide more than $90,000 in free and reduced counseling services.

In addition to the race and 1-mile walk, there will also be family friendly events throughout the morning, including: face painting, games, live entertainment by: B.Funk Dance Company; Drama Learning Center (Frozen’s Elsa and Anna characters); juggler, balloon sculptor and strolling minstrel Mike John, Kangaroo Kids, the precision jump rope team; and Minor Trace (rock/alternative) and other music groups from Treehouse School of Music.

Schedule of events

7:00 am Runners pick up their packets
8:00 am 5K Begins
8:15 am 1M walk begins
9:10 am Drama Learning Center Frozen and Disney Singalong
9:30 am Princess & Pirate Parade
9:40 am Awards
10 am Kangaroo Kids
10:30 am B.Funk Dance Studio
11:00 am Ravens Tickets winner announced
11:10 am Minor Trace & Treehouse School of Music

We’ll be raffling off two Luxury Suite Baltimore Ravens tickets valued at $2,000! The Luxury Suite is located on the third level of the stadium at the 30 yard line behind the Raven’s bench and includes beverages, food, early admission. The winner, which will be announced mid-morning (about 11 am), can choose from one of five home games:
November 1 vs San Diego Chargers
November 15 vs Jacksonville Jaguars
November 22 vs St. Louis Rams
December 20 vs Kansas City Chiefs
December 27 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
The raffle is priced at $30 per ticket and $50 per two tickets. Purchase Ravens raffle tickets now!
There are many ways you can support NFRC and the 5K for Families event:

  • Running the race individually or with a team
  • Attending the event with family and friends
  • Purchasing a Ravens Raffle Ticket
  • Donating to NFRC
  • Volunteering at the event (if interested, email us:
  • Joining our 5K for Families Facebook Event
  • Signing up for our email list in the sidebar of this page to stay up-to-date with NFRC

We hope to see you on September 19th!

CO-PARENT SEMINARS: Click here for directions on how to register for online programs. COUNSELING SESSIONS: If you are seeking individual, couple, co-parenting, group therapy or our KidsConnex and other online programs, please contact our office at 410-740-9553 x100. For all other questions, please call 410-740-9553 at either x100 or x208.