First Annual “Turf Valley Trot” 5K Race and Walk to Benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on November 23

Event Also Celebrates Grand Opening of Turf Valley Towne Square

Owings Mills, Md. (November 18, 2013) On Saturday, November 23, Greenberg Gibbons will host the first annual “Turf Valley Trot” – a 5K Run and Family Walk – to support Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. The event will also celebrate the grand opening of Turf Valley Towne Square, Ellicott City’s newest destination for dining, shopping, and health and beauty services.

Participants can register on or onsite the morning of the race. The registration fee for adults is $10 plus two canned goods – all to benefit Grassroots, a private, nonprofit agency that operates Howard County’s only homeless shelter and certified crisis intervention center. Children can register for free. On race day, donation bins for Grassroots will also be located at Turf Valley Towne Square, collecting non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products.

The schedule for the Turf Valley Trot is as follows:

  • Onsite Registration and Packet-Pickup: 9 a.m.
  • 5k Run Start: 10:00 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Walk Start: 10:15 a.m.
  • After-party to follow

After the race, the retailers and restaurants at Turf Valley Towne Square will be offering special promotions and discounts throughout the day. Live entertainment and kid’s games will also be provided.

“We are very excited to celebrate the grand opening of Turf Valley Town Square with a fun event that also gives back to the community,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, President of Greenberg Gibbons. “Grassroots does critical work with the homeless and families in crisis throughout Howard County, and we are happy to support its important work.”

The event comes on the heels of the openings of five exciting new restaurants at Turf Valley Towne Square: Facci, Grill 620, Xitomate, Red Parrot and Mimi’s Kabobs.  Anchored by Harris Teeter, the Towne Square is part of a master-planned community featuring more than 1,800 homes, and a 175-room resort hotel and spa that features 26 holes of championship golf, and Class A office and medical space. The center is located in the heart of Howard County, where Rt. 40 meets Marriottsville Road. For more information, visit