As the summer humidity is whisked away by the crisp autumn air, Baltimoreans begin to look forward to an exciting season of sporting events. In Baltimore, fall is the time for football and track events. During the beautiful October and November months, keep a look out for these exciting activities to satisfy your need for sports fun.
Baltimore Sports And Social Club
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 464-5444

Everyone knows that fall is football season, but sometimes watching your favorite sport from the sidelines isn’t enough. Fortunately for those who want to participate in their favorite sport, the Baltimore Sports and Social Club holds football tournaments of its own. Put your own team together and sign them up between August 4th and 5th. Don’t have a team? No problem. You can sign up as an individual and BSSC will find a team for you. Enjoy the sport you love in a close-up-and-personal way, and socialize with like-minded sports enthusiasts. BSSC is sponsored by a number of beers, bars and restaurants, all of which will host the after-game parties, so the fun doesn’t stop when the game ends.

Baltimore Ravens
M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 261-7283

It goes without saying that fall in Baltimore is all about the Ravens. It’s been two years since the Ravens thrilled Maryland residents with a breathtaking Super Bowl victory. With a new lineup, sports fans all over the state are wondering if the Ravens can come back and reclaim their former glory. So far, there are three Ravens home games planned for the October/November season. On October 19, the Ravens square off against the Atlanta Falcons. Then at the beginning of November (the 9th) it’s Ravens against Atlanta, and at the end of November, the San Diego Chargers. Tune in or get your tickets early to enjoy the biggest spectacle Baltimore has to offer in arguably the most exciting sport of the year.

Navy Midshipmen Football
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-4783

Sometimes the most exciting football games are not in the NFL, but rather at the college level. Proud of their naval heritage, people across the state of Maryland tune in to see the boys of the United States Naval Academy defend their turf against schools across the nation. Autumn is jam-packed with Navy games, starting in October. On October 11, watch as Navy takes on another proud military school, the Virginia Keydets. Two weeks later, the boys rally to square off against the San Jose Spartans. Then watch on the first of November as Navy tackles the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, then on November 15, the Georgia Southern Eagles. The NCAA is a league full of electric excitement, and the local team delivers the goods every season.

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Best Buddies 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Oregon Ridge
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(410) 327-9812

Date: Nov. 15, 2014

Nothing brings people together more than participation sports. Sports are about friendly competition and teamwork. It’s fitting, then, that Best Buddies Maryland offers an exciting and challenging 5K and 1-mile “Fun Run” at Oregon Ridge Park on Saturday, November 15, to bring the community out and to support the effort to offer friendship and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite the charity nature of the event, Best Buddies has pulled out all of the stops, offering prizes for winners, and after the race, live music, food and a variety of relaxing and fun post-race activities. Enjoy a brisk fall run with the knowledge that you aren’t just proving your own athletic prowess, but also supporting a worthy cause.

Gobble Cobble Turkey Trot
655 President St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(703) 525-3890

Date: Nov. 27, 2014

Autumn in Baltimore is a beautiful time of year. As the air begins to take on that subtle briskness, it’s the perfect time to get outside and exercise, knowing that the atmosphere will cool you even as you burn the calories. And what better time to burn calories than during the Thanksgiving season? This is why the Gobble Cobble Turkey Trot is the perfect sport for Baltimoreans to take on. November 27 at 8 a.m., head on out to MAC Harbor East and compete with runners from all over the state as you run the course down Lancaster Street and into Fells Point, where runners will be treated with a beautiful waterfront jog. The course then heads up to the Pratt Street trolley path, and finally ends at the Inner Harbor Promenade. Enjoy the sacred tradition of the Turkey Trot in Baltimore, and show that you still have the energy to gobble your turkey and go.

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Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.