If you know me in real life you know three things about me – I adore sweets, I love running AND I am a sucker for a good cause.  And HOLY HANNA PEOPLE someone has combined these three things together to create… THE CUPCAKE RUN.

Oh. My. Gosh.

Cakes for Cause will be holding its first ever 5K, dubbed “The Cupcake Run” to benefit youth who  have aged out of the foster care system.  The run/walk (Because they expect walkers and kids too!) will take place on Sunday, April 11th at 8:30am in Frederick, MD.

The Cupcake Run course will begin in the back lot of the YMCA and will travel through the north end of downtown Frederick.  (Flat course!) Of course there will be awards, t-shirts and all that good stuff but the real fun is the fact that all participants will given a cupcake for their efforts!  Hello?  Sign me up!

Registration  is $15.00 prior to March 31st and $20 after.  You can register here on Active.com. I really, really want to  to come out and support this race.  Don’t make me beg folks.

And let me fill you in on Cakes for Cause: Elin Ross runs it. She is a fabulous woman, a social visionary and a friend. Cakes for Cause operates the social enterprise, Moxie Bakery & Cafe in downtown Frederick.  Moxie serves as a teaching classroom for youth who have aged out of the foster care system,  are living in public housing, or who are involved with juvenile services.  Open to the public, the Cakes for Cause program serves as an important link for youth as they enter adulthood by enabling them to develop real skills and support within the community.

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