We are bringing back our 1 Mile “Make a Difference Walk”, which has been a crowd favorite for the past several years, drawing hundreds of patients and supporters.  The walk was inspired by Lenny B. Robinson “Batman” and the generous support he and his family have and continue to offer the RIAO.


We are proud to introduce a new element to the day.  Our “Extra Mile Summit Challenge Hike” will offer participants the chance to hike an additional mile “off road” and straight up the famous Oregon Ridge behind the lodge.  After gaining 300 feet of elevation, hikers will be rewarded with a sweeping view of Hunt Valley on a fall morning, and the chance to snap a selfie with our docs and special VIP guests.

The climb to the top of Oregon Ridge represents the journey patients with limb deformities and limb injuries face to overcome obstacles and live their lives to the fullest.


We are stepping up our game and adding additional activities, games, food and fun to our festival.  More details coming soon.


9:00 AM      Registration

10:00 AM*  Event begins with the Dulaney Marching Lions leading both the Make a Difference Walkers and the Summit Challenge Hikers

10:30 AM    Festival Kicks off

11:30 AM    Light lunch is served

1:00 PM      Picnic and Festival ends

6:00 PM      VIP Dinner Celebration for top fundraisers at Delta Hotels by Marriott Hunt Valley

9:00 PM      VIP Dinner Celebration ends following DJ, Dancing and brief awards ceremony

*Walkers and Hikers will head east  on Beaver Dam Road and turn around at the tradional spot at Ivy Hill Road. Walkers and Hikers will proceed back to the park entrance and Walkers will cross the finish line.  Hikers will continue their journey around the back of the Lodge and summit Oregon Ridge, then descend to complete the second mile by crossing the finish line.  Walkers are encouraged to remain at the finish line to cheer on the Hikers.

Register today and recruit friends, family members and co-workers to join your team in making a difference in the lives of so many people.