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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 2016

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5K and Walk/Bike Pre-Registration and Volunteer Online Registration is now closed. You are welcome to register at the event for the 5K, Walk/Bike, or to volunteer.

Join the Celebration – Saturday June 11, 2016

County Executive Steve Schuh as Honorary Chair

 Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold Maryland

Rain or Shine

How to Participate

Raise Pledges & Walk, Bike, or Run to Help People with Developmental Disabilities

Step 1: Register Today! Sign up on our website as an individual or a team. After registration a fundraising packet and pledge envelope will be sent to you.

Step 2: Set up an Every Step Counts personalized webpage on Join Me  Follow the easy, step-by-step instructions – tell your story, upload photos, share with family and friends.

Step 3: Collect pledges – supporters can donate through your webpage by credit card.  As well, checks and cash donations can be easily recorded online or on your pledge envelope. Click here to make an online donation.

Step 4:  Find your team page or personal donor page that you would like to support through the Personal and Team Directory.


One of our fantastic volunteer families!

Every Step Counts is a great opportunity to volunteer with Bello Machre!

A team of volunteers will be needed on the day of the event as well as days prior.

Each volunteer will receive an Every Step Counts t-shirt at the event

Anyone can volunteer: families, groups, or individuals.

Every Step Counts 5k Run

The Bello Machre 5K Run will feature a professional timing system for each registered 5K participant – whether you walk or run.  Awards will be presented to the fastest three times for both men and women.  Medals also awarded to both men/women in eight groups – all participants under the age of 12 will receive a participation medal.

The 5K starts and ends at Anne Arundel Community College. The Every Step Counts 5K Course is suited for runners of all ages with a professional timing system provided by our fantastic race coordinator – Ken Racine with Racine Multisports.

Event Day Schedule

7:30 am Registration / Breakfast – concludes at 9:30 am
8:15 am 5k Welcome and Warm-up
8:30 am 5k Start
9:30 am Walk 1 mile / Bike 5 miles Start – bike helmets are required
10:00 am 5k Awards and Prizes
10:30 am County Executive Steve Schuh – Honorary Captain Comments
11:00 am Child’s Prize Drawing, Adult Raffle and Wrap-Up

Race Prizes

1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes awarded in the following categories:

Fastest Female

Fastest Male

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

Registration is Open – click here!


Interested in Being an Every Step Counts Sponsor?

We owe the success of our signature event past, present, and future, to our wonderful community sponsors.  With their commitments to Bello Machre and Every Step Counts we are able to fulfill our promise to provide a lifetime of loving care to each and every individual and family we serve.

Download a sponsorship packet  or email Tracy Lynott for more information.


Thanks to our great sponsors, Board Members, and County Executive Steve Schuh, who all came out to Every Step Counts 2015 to support Bello Machre.

Check out how much fun we had at

Every Step Counts 2015!

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