2021 Staff 5K Team Roundup


Our staff are going the extra mile… literally! Meet the coolest staff-led 5K teams on the block, and get inspired to join their teams or create your own. See you at Patterson Park on November 6! 

Register to join them in the race or volunteer to cheer them on!

Homeward Bound: Team Captain Lydia Santiago                   
“To me, Homeward Bound is term used when people have been gone from home for a long time and want to return to a destination once familiar to them. Many clients may have lost their homes and need hope to reach a place that is safe and secure. I started the team because I wanted to highlight the importance of raising money to those most vulnerable. I am excited to get together with staff I may not always see, reach the fundraising goals, support clients and a cause I love and most of all, have fun!!!”

Let's Get Fiscal: Team Captain Sharon Hooper
"This is the second year the Finance department is participating in the 5k.  We try to come up with a catchy financial pun that will attract and encourage others to join our team. This is a good way to bring awareness to homelessness and raise money for a worthy cause. So far Let’s Get Fiscal has four members but expect more before race day. I can’t wait to enjoy the fun energy that the runners and walkers bring with family, friends and the Health Care for the Homeless community."


No Agony for De Feet: Team Captain Christina Bauer
“The name is my attempt at being clever… As my son would say 'mom’s not funny, dad’s funny.' I love that my friends and family can be involved whether in Baltimore or anywhere. Plus it’s always good to have motivation to get out and exercise. Currently I have four team members but I have verbal confirmation from a few others too. I am excited to be back in person. COVID has isolated so many of us. This is a good reason to come together safely and help others.”

Sockadelic Rock: Team Captains Gabbi Thacker and Seán Morrisey 

Gabbi: Luckily, my co-captain came up with a punny name perfect for the occasion - we even have a playlist rock out too! After working the event for a few years, I decided it was finally time to start a team and enjoy a little friendly, fundraising competition. I can’t wait to see people decked out in their socks at Patterson Park!

Seán: I love to run and Patterson Park is such a beautiful space (especially this time of year!). I moved a few years ago and don’t get over that way as often as I’d like, so this feels more like going to spend the afternoon with an old friend. I’m just so excited for my first Rock Your Socks 5k - to be there with so many friends and colleagues and share in their positive energy on the day, I really can’t wait.


Socks & Crocs: Team Captain Ross Hackett
Our team name honors a trend that some might call a fashion faux pas or even go so far as to call morally reprehensible: wearing socks with Crocs.  So far, our team is seven members strong, and we look forward to fundraising and racing to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness while celebrating comfort and self-expression through our footwear. It’s called fashion… look it up.

Flossy Posse: Team Captain Monica Martin

S.O.M.F.P.L.T.R.T: Team Captain Iris Leviner

Overwhelming SOCKcess: Team Captain Hanna Mast

Still Running: Team Captain Kevin Lindamood


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