EHCC > Obstacle Trail Run

September 14, 2019
7AM – 12PM

Chesapeake Church • Huntingtown MD

The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run is a 2.5+ mile undertaking through mud-laden trails and obstacles. With both timed and family-friendly waves, this event proves to excite anyone willing to accept the challenge. Don’t miss the opportunity to do what you love and make a difference while you do it.

Youth (K-5th Grade): $20 • Adult (6th Grade+): $35 

2018 // OBTR highlights

What an amazing day! Thank you Calvert County Maryland, please share. #givewhereyoulive

Posted by End Hunger In Calvert County on Thursday, October 18, 2018


Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run

Get ready!  You are about to participate in the 2019 Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run and show that together we are united behind the idea that hunger can be defeated. To signup, please follow the steps for registering online or with a paper registration form.

DATE: Saturday, September 14 
TIME: 7A-12P
PRICE: Youth (K-5th Grade): $20 • Adult (6th Grade+): $35 
Both competitive and family course options available! 

Note: A paper form is meant to be filled out for each participant. If you are registering as a family or for participants under 18, please follow the steps as detailed online or fill out a paper registration form for each family member.

Online Registration


Paper Registration

Download the documents below. This downed includes all the forms and information you need to participate in the run. Please make checks payable to End Hunger In Calvert County and  state Obstacle Trail Run in the memo.


Submit your completed forms and payments to:

Email to // Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run (email)
Mail to // Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run, P.O. Box 758 Huntingtown, MD 20639
Deliver to // Megan Rollins at End Hunger In Calvert County (Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM) • 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639



End Hunger In Calvert County and Chesapeake Church’s Peake Youth have partnered together to bring you an over the top obstacle run experience. The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run is a 2.5+ mile undertaking through mud-laden trails and obstacles. With both timed and family friendly waves, this event will prove to excite anyone willing to accept the challenge.

Be sure to join us for the Awards Ceremony and Matt’s Story Tribute where we will celebrate the day and your victory over the course. We will also host a Post Race Party with free food, activities for kids, and music with a live DJ!

End Hunger In Calvert County is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations stay right here in Calvert, helping to care for our most needy residents.


(Subject to change)

6:30AM-10:30AM: Same Day Registration & Check-In
7:30AM: Timed Wave 1 // (Adults 6th Grade +)
8:15AM: Timed Wave 2 // (Adults 6th Grade +)
9:00AM: Timed Wave 3 // (Adults 6th Grade +)
9:45AM: Awards Ceremony for Timed Waves
10:00AM: Family Wave 1 // Adults & Children (K-5th Grade)
10:45AM: Family Wave 2 // Adults & Children (K-5th Grade)
11:30AM: Awards Ceremony for Family Waves // Matt’s Story Tribute
8:00AM-12:00PM: Post-Race Party // Live DJ

NOTE: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your wave, so we can get you checked-in and ready to go on time.

Back This Year

The 2019 Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run will not only include awards for the Timed Waves, but we are bringing back awards for the Family Wave. The Family Wave participants  will compete for Most Spirited Runner & Muddiest Runner! These awards are not limited by age, so anyone signed up for the Family Wave is eligible to win.

  • Most Spirited Runner – this award goes to the participant that has the most creative and crazy costume for the race!
  • Muddiest Runner – this award will go to the participant that finishes the run completely covered in mud from head to toe!

We have silent judges roaming the event to pick our winner – you never know when you may be  next to one!


Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639

When you arrive, please park and follow the signs to Same Day Registration & Check-In. There you will receive your race packet (SWAG, bibs & t-shirts). Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave start time to ensure that you have enough time to pick up your packet before your race starts. If you purchase merchandise with your registration, it can be picked up at any time at Merchandise.

Event Details

All participants receive a free race t-shirt + SWAG bag, course refreshments, and have access to the Post-Race Party. Exclusive End Hunger merchandise will be available all morning at Merchandise. Registrations received by September 1st are guaranteed a race t-shirt in their size.

Remember to wear clothes that you are prepared to get muddy! After runners finish their race, there will be a water station to get cleaned up, so consider bringing a towel.

Post-Race Party

Join us for the Post-Race Party where there will be burgers, corn dogs and music to celebrate your victory over the course from 8:00AM-12:00PM. Family and friends of runners are also welcome to join the fun!


2019 Volunteers

We need YOU to make this year’s Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Trail Run a success! Please follow the link below to sign up as a volunteer. Below the volunteer registration link are descriptions of our volunteer opportunities. Once your form is submitted, a member of our team will contact you and let you know which spot is the best fit.   If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteer Orientation (For all Event Day Volunteers)
Thursday, September 12 // 7P-8P
Chesapeake Church (6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown MD 20639


Need to sign up for childcare? Here is the link:

Thanks again for your willingness to serve with us. #givewhereyoulive

Volunteer Opportunities

Pre-Event Opportunities

Course Prep Team: Saturday 8/24 & Saturday 8/31 @ 8A-10A, Friday 9/13 @ 9A-12P (Chesapeake Church)
Help us clear the course and set-up obstacles to get everything ready for our runners! This is great for anyone who is physically strong and ready to get their hands dirty.
Minimum Serving Age: 14

SWAG Prep Team: Tuesday 9/10 @ 6P-8P (End Hunger Warehouse)
Come get SWAG (stands for: Stuff We All Get) bags ready and organized for our runners to receive on event-day! We will be folding t-shirts and stuffing bags.
Minimum Serving Age: 10 with adult

Merchandise Prep Team: Tuesday 9/10 @ 5P (Chesapeake Church)
Pull and organize pre-purchased Merchandise Items so everything is ready to be picked up early Saturday morning.
Minimum Serving Age: 14

Event Setup Team: 9/12 Afternoon or Late Afternoon
Set-up tables, chairs, tents, signage, and much more to ensure a smooth morning on event-day.
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Pyramid Construction Team: Thursday 9/12 Afternoon (Chesapeake Church)
Come build one of our greatest obstacles! 
Minimum Serving Age: 14

Balloon Prep Team: Friday 9/13 Morning or Afternoon (Chesapeake Church)
Create the greatest balloon arch for race day and other fun balloon-built items.
Minimum Serving Age: 14

Care Prep Team: Friday 9/13 @ 4P-6P (Chesapeake Church)
Prepare food trays and drinks ahead of time, so we’re ready to serve bright and early Saturday morning.
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Day-Of Event Opportunities

Balloon Team: (Early Morning)
Blow-up balloons and distribute them throughout the Chesapeake Church campus to add pizzazz to the event-day festivities!
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

Admin Team: (Early Morning)
Organize and record Check-In and Same-Day Registration paperwork.
Minimum Serving Age: 18

Check-In Team: (Early Morning)
Greet and check-in runners as they arrive to give them their bibs.
Minimum Serving Age: 14 with Adult

Same-Day Registration Team: (Early Morning)
Greet, inform and register our day-of walk-in guests.
Minimum Serving Age: 18

Facilities Team: (Morning-Afternoon)
Maintain the beauty and cleanliness of Chesapeake’s campus to ensure guests have the best experience possible.
Minimum Serving Age: 10 with adult

Timing Team: (Early Morning-Afternoon)
Work alongside a team to collected race times during the Timed Waves, ensuring the most accurate results for our most competitive races. 
Minimum Serving Age: 18 with racing experience

Care Team: (Early Morning, Morning, or Afternoon)
Ensure volunteers and runners are fed and hydrated.
Minimum Serving Age: 10 with adult

Merchandise Team: (Morning-Afternoon)
Organize & sell exclusive End Hunger merchandise to participants and spectators throughout the day.
Minimum Serving Age: 10 with adult

Traffic Safety Team: (Early Morning-Morning, or Morning-Afternoon)
Provide an excellent first impression as our runners enter the campus by welcoming them, directing them, and making room for each of our guests that day.
Minimum Serving Age: 16

Course Spotter Team: (Early Morning-Morning, or Morning-Afternoon)
Ensure the safety of all runners as they tackle the obstacles.
Minimum Serving Age: 16 – must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Photo/Video Team: (Early Morning-Afternoon)
Capture the excitement of the day through photo and video. Must have previous photo/video experience and be able to bring own professional-quality equipment.
Minimum Serving Age: 16

Clean Up Crew: (Afternoon)
Tearing down some of the obstacles after the mud and the fun is over (This is a great opportunity if you want to volunteer AND run!).
Minimum Serving Age: 12 with adult

First Aid Team: (Early Morning-Afternoon)
If you are a Nurse, EMT, Medic, or other medical professional, join this team to care for runners, spectators and volunteers throughout the day.
Minimum Serving Age: 18








Timed Wave Runners will run the course twice, and the Family-Friendly Waves will take one lap around the course. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your wave to ensure you are checked in on time and ready to go!

Note: All of the larger obstacles have smaller versions alongside them to make it doable for children. There are also course spotters all over the trail to ensure their safety!

Each obstacle is rated on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the toughest obstacles. Below are photos and descriptions for runners to anticipate what is ahead!Web_Obstacles1Web_Obstacles2Web_Obstacles3Web_Obstacles4Web_Obstacles5Web_Obstacles6Web_Obstacles7Web_Obstacles8Web_Obstacles9Web_Obstacles10Web_Obstacles11Web_Obstacles12Web_Obstacles13Web_Obstacles14







Matthew Steven Bertolaccini

The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Run was started to remember the life of Matthew Bertolaccini. His life was cut short at the age of thirteen by a tragic accident in 2004. Matt’s family and friends wish to perpetuate the spirit of his faith and compassion for other by dedicating this event to him.

In 2009, the Bertolaccini family started Matt’s Place, a safe, adult supervised after school program at Chesapeake Church. Students would have free access to computer labs, homework assistance and recreational activities.

Matthew’s fun-loving, caring, and energetic spirit inspires others to have hope and move forward in protecting the youth in our community.

We would not be able to do the work that we do without the generous support of our sponsors. We are proud to be working in partnership with these companies:

Chesapeake Church
Crow Entertainment
The Lobby Coffee Bar
National Ink & Stitch
Papa John’s
SJ Johnson
Town Center BP at Dunkirk

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at [email protected] and someone from our team will be in touch with you soon.


September 14, 2019 • 7am-12pm
Chesapeake Church • Huntingtown MD