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Join us at Patterson Park on Sunday, April 27, 2014 for the second annual John Petrovick 5K. This 5K family fun run/walk and 100-yard kids' dash was created in memory of John and focuses on raising much needed funds for Dr. Q’s Quest (Johns Hopkins) in support of brain cancer research. John's motto, Inside All of Us is Hope, was worn proudly in each race he ran and we hope that you will join us, as we continue to search for a cure and celebrate John’s life.

This year our website is set up so that you can fundraise. Remember to hit the button "Set up your Pledge Page" after you register in order to do so. We hope that you will support the cause!

*Please note: this is a non-timed race

Registration fees

Kids' Dash Closed

  1. $10.00
    Dec 31 - Apr 28

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $30.00
      Dec 31 – Feb 15
    2. $40.00
      Feb 16 – Mar 15
    3. $50.00
      Mar 16 – Apr 28


A Special Thank You to our 2014 John Petrovick 5K Sponsors


Miracle Sponsor

Believer Sponsor

Buffy and Sandy Jordan

Supporter Sponsor


Friend Sponsor

 Charm City Yoga

Water Sponsor

*To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at

About this Race

On April 28, 2012 our dear friend, John Paul Petrovick, passed away after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. 

John graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School, Stetson University, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and the University of Baltimore Law School in 2011. John was chosen to serve an internship with the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore. He also worked for the Maryland State Legislature.

John loved life and in his spare time enjoyed hiking, snowboarding, cooking, and loved dogs. John had a passion for running and, in 2008, while training for the Baltimore Marathon, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. He was diagnosed with an astrocytoma tumor. Despite his chemo treatments, John continued to pursue his passion - running. In 2010 he was able to run the full Baltimore Marathon. His drive and determination inspired his Doctor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosaas, to take up running and he ended up running alongside John in the Baltimore Half Marathon in 2011. "Dr. Q" now has a running team which focuses on raising money for brain cancer research.

John's motto, Inside All of Us Is Hope, was worn proudly in each race and we continue to pass his motto on.

Inspirational Baltimore Marathon Runner Succumbs to Cancer

Dr. Q - John Petrovick

Petro's Status

What your Registration includes


  • Inside All of Us is Hope Race t-shirt
  • Lunch at the post-race picnic
  • Race bib and swag bag
  • Virtual participant bag with coupons from our sponsors
  • Complimentary shuttle service (pick up locations vary) to and from Patterson Park
  • A donation to Dr. Q’s Quest (Johns Hopkins University)

Event Schedule

  • April 27 9:00 AM EDT - Check-in/Registration

  • April 27 9:00 AM EDT - Pre-Run Yoga Session with Sloaneshine Yoga and Kristin Walsh

  • April 27 10:30 AM EDT - 100-Yard Kids' Dash

  • April 27 10:50 AM EDT - Check-in Closes

  • April 27 11:00 AM EDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • April 27 11:30 AM EDT - Post-Race Picnic

  • April 27 1:00 PM EDT - Event Ends

Contact Information

Event Location

Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD, United States (corner of S. Patterson Park Ave and Gough St)

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