Weekend walks for charity likely to be wet

April 25, 1992

Participants in tomorrow's March of Dimes Walk-a-thon shouldn't have to suffer through the winterlike conditions of last year's event, but it could be a bit wet.

Forecasters are predicting breezy and cool conditions, with temperatures in the high 50s and a chance of light showers.

Last year's walk, in which about 8,000 people participated, was cut short by the cold and the rain, and a second walk was held in the fall. Tomorrow, at least 10,000 participants are expected for the walk, which will be held rain or shine.

This year's 15-mile route, starting and ending at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, has not changed significantly from last year. Participants can check in from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the stadium.

Money raised through pledges, either a set amount or based on the distance walked, goes to the March of Dimes "Campaign for Healthier Babies." It is used for research, education and other services involving prenatal care and the prevention of birth defects.

In addition to the walk from Memorial Stadium, others are scheduled at suburban locations:

An 8 a.m. walk in Columbia is set for today, beginning at Clyde's restaurant on Lake Kittamaqundi in the Town Center off U.S. 29.

Three other 8 a.m. walks are scheduled tomorrow: at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium off Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis; at Harford Community College on Route 22 near Bel Air; and at South Carroll High School on Liberty Road in Sykesville.

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