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“Our events celebrate the great work of Bello Machre. They bring together new and old friends – family member's of those we serve, business associates and our team members.”
— Tracy Lynott, Development Director

Every Step Counts



Join the Celebration  

Saturday, June 10, 2017 Anne Arundel Community College – Arnold, MD

Get Involved Today!

Every Step Counts is a family friendly event with food, music, games, prizes, and more.

CREATE A TEAMPAGE – BECOME A FUNDRAISER to help hundreds of children and adults with developmental disabilities in Maryland.  Join our fundraising teams and have your friends and family text ESC 71777 for easy mobile friendly donations.  To register without making a donation or fundraising page – click here!


  • 7:30 am Registration / Breakfast – Concludes at 9:30 am
  • 8:15 am 5K Welcome & Warm Up
  • 8:30 am 5K Run Starts
  • 9:30 am Walk 1 Mile / Bike 5 Mile Starts – Bike helmets are required
  • 10:00 am 5K Awards / Prizes
  • 11:00 am Children’s Prize Drawing – Adult Raffle & Wrap Up

Event Day – 5K Same day registration is available FOR $40.00. All 5K registrants must check in to get their big and shoe tag on event day. The 5K registration is open at 7:30 am and the race starts at 8:30 am. The Walk / Bike registration opens at 8:00 am and the walk starts at 9:30 am. Same day registration for the 5K and walk / bike is available, so please tell your friends and family to come on out! Or share this link to the ESC registration page.

Parking – please enter the College off of College Parkway. Use the 2nd entrance (2nd right) coming from Ritchie Highway and the 1st entrance (on the left) coming from Arnold. There will be an Every Step Counts banner at the college entrance. Park in Lot D – there will be an ESC parking sign.

Accessible Parking – enter Lot D and proceed to the top of the lot by the 5K finish line – there will be a parking lot attendant to direct you to a spot.

5K – lots of great prizes will be awarded so please tell your friends and family there is still time to sign up.

Contact Cell #’s on Event Day – Michele Marshall – 443-995-9794 or Jenna Fisher – 443-618-2256

Miscellaneous – Please remember sunscreen because I’m sure it’s going to be a beautiful day!! When crossing streets – remember to watch for 5K runners as this event is before the walk/bike. There will be a lot of greeters and attendants directing you as you enter the college.

Race Prizes

1st Prize – Fastest Female/Fastest Male – Top prizes–Medal, Gym Bag, Gift Certificate
2nd Prize -2nd Fastest Female/Fastest Male – Special Medal, Prize
3rd Prize -3rd Fastest Female/Fastest Male – Special Medal, Prize

1st – 2nd – 3rd Medals
Top 3 racers Men / Women ages 70 +
Top 3 racers Men / Women ages 60 to 69
Top 3 racers Men / Women ages 50 to 59
Top 3 racers Men / Women ages 40 to 49
Top 3 racers Men / Women age 30 to 39
Top 3 racers Men / Women ages 20 to 29
Top 3 racers Men / Women ages 13 to 19
All racers 12 and under receive a participation medal

Please check out our Every Step Counts 2016 recap video!

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Bello Machre’s Every Step Counts event held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland raised over $150,000 to benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities served by Bello Machre. The family-friendly event hosted over 400 participants who walked, biked, and ran raising awareness and funds to help people with developmental disabilities in our community.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, participants and supporters, because of you our Every Step Counts 2016 Event was our most successful yet!