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April 14, 2005|By Annie Linskey

5K run and walk

There are two interesting runs this weekend. First is the Victim's Fund 5K Run and Walk. It starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. The course is through Patterson Park and funds raised benefit crime victims.

In the past year, money for the fund was spent to replace a car seat stolen from one woman's vehicle, replace locks broken by burglars and clean up a crime scene. (That fingerprint dust does get all over the place.)

The race is sponsored by the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

The race starts is at 2601 E. Baltimore St. Registration is $15, and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Call 410-396-1897.

Keep on running

Then, Sunday is the Port to Fort Run/Walk. The course is six kilometers. It starts at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, goes around Fort McHenry and finishes at the museum. Registration is $20 in advance and $25 on race day. Funds will benefit programs to help sick children and their families.

The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The Baltimore Museum of Industry is at 1415 Key Highway. Call 410-744-1032 or visit www.charmcityrun.com.

Mural Bike Tour

Yank the bicycle out of the basement Sunday for the Baltimore Mural Bike Tour. The trip is less than 10 miles and will stop at roughly a dozen murals in SoWeBo, or Southwest Baltimore. Dr. Ralph Brown will guide the tour and give a brief talk at each stop. The tour will also visit H.L. Mencken's house on Union Square Park and other historic places.

Participants should bring their own bikes and wear helmets. Children 12-16 should be accompanied by an adult. The tour is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and costs $20. All funds benefit the Baltimore Mural Program. Registration is required. Participants should meet at the intersection of Ellicott Driveway and Fredrick Avenue near Carroll Park. Call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionan darts.com.

- Annie Linskey

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