National Federation of the Blind 6 Dot Dash logo

Join Us for a 6K through Federal Hill
& the Inner Harbor

When and Where:

The 2017 6 Dot Dash will be held on Sunday, June 4th at 8:00 a.m.
NFB Headquarters: 200 E Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Five Reasons to Support the 6 Dot Dash

1. 2017 NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy – A two week program that provides blind children initial or advanced Braille instruction in fun, interactive ways. The program will be held in over 40 locations all throughout the country this summer.

2. NFB Free White Cane Program – Any blind individual in the United States and Puerto Rico is offered a free white cane every six months because the NFB believes that a cane is a means to independence, safety, and confidence.

3. 2017 NFB Youth Slam – A week long opportunity for blind high school students to get excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by offering hands-on learning opportunities. Students learn that careers in STEM fields are well within their reach as we raise their expectations.

4. NFB Newsline® – A free digital talking newspaper/magazine service that has over 400 publications, TV listings, weather alerts, job listings, and much more. The service can be used over the telephone, computer, iPhone app, or email. The freedom to read what you want, when you want, and where you want, so that you can live the life you want!

5. Supporting Your Community – Since 1978, the National Federation of the Blind has made its home in Baltimore. Why not come out and support a local nonprofit with a fantastic mission?

Register Now!

Registration Fees

Age Range

Before May 1

May 1 – June 3

June 4
(Race Day)

Adults 13 & older




Children 6-12




Children 5 & younger




Register by May 1 to receive a tech t-shirt for adults or a planting kit for children!

Packet Pick-up
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Charm City Run - Baltimore (McHenry Row)
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

The 6 Dot Dash is an annual 6K race that is organized by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The goal of the event is to raise funds that are used to support our programs that help blind people live the lives they want.

The NFB is the largest organized group of blind people in the nation. Since 1940, we have been helping blind people live the lives they want through education, advocacy, training, and services, because we know that blindness is not the characteristic that defines blind people or their futures. Your participation and donations go a long way toward furthering our mission.

Sponsorship Information | 6 Dot Dash Video | Directions | Race Route | Mail-in Registration Form | Contact Us

Meet Our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:

BGE An Exelon Company          Brown Goldstein Levy

  GreenDrop Charitable Donations    Employee One Benefit Solutions The MWE Partnership      

Whole Foods logo        Black Tie Services logo        Panera Bread logo

More Sponsors:
Miss Shirley's Cafe
Mother's Federal Hill Grill
Betucci's Italian Restaurant
Southside Diner


For 2016 race results, check here for final results male and here for final results female.

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