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The Grand Prix: Stepfamily Life in the Fast Lane

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Blended families can always use some unique and thrilling activities to help them bond. If you are looking for a fun-filled family event this Labor Day weekend, consider going to the Grand Prix of Baltimore. I'll be there with my family, and I hope you can join us. I'm honored to have been selected as one of the race's "Social GPs" by Andretti Sports Marketing, so here's the scoop on some exciting activities blended families - and all families - can enjoy. 

The Grand Prix of Baltimore runs from August 31 to September 2.  It features three days of 180 mph excitement through the streets of Baltimore. As a Social GP, I've been paired with driver Ed Carpenter, #20.  We'll be sharing our special upcoming RemarriageWorks interview with Ed, a devoted family man who happens to be a stepson himself. Ed's stepfather is the Indy Racing League founder, Tony George.

Featuring activities for the entire family to enjoy throughout the weekend, the Grand Prix offers speed zones located around the venue, with interactive games and activities for adults and kids of all ages. And, be sure to check out the Dr. Pepper Ten Go-Cart Track located near the Car Corrals in Lot B. Some other notable things going on this Labor Day weekend include:

- Ferrari Festivities. Tonight, 8/29, in Little Italy.  The team, cars, and drivers will be making a few laps around Little Italy from 6-9 p.m., and then parking at the bocce courts for a meet and greet. 
- Family Fun Fair. August 31 - September 2. Daily, starting at 9 a.m.  Near the intersection of Pratt and Light Streets, the fair features family friendly rides and attractions that will be free-of-charge with daily admission into the Grand Prix. Food, entertainers, live music, and more!
-  National Aquarium.  August 27 - September 3. Special Grand Prix deal! Visit Baltimore's spectacular Aquarium for seven days for the price of one. Plus, you can get accelerated entry to the Aquarium by presenting your valid Grand Prix entry along with your Aquarium ticket.
-  IndyCar Fan Village. August 31 - September 2. Check out this Fan Village schedule for appearances.
And, if that's not enough, our family is especially excited about seeing driver Charlie Kimball race. Charlie Kimball (@racewithinsulin) is the first person with Type 1 Diabetes to race in the IndyCar Series and to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, finishing 13th out of 33. Charlie's blood sugar level is constantly monitored electronically during the race. If he has an emergency, a crew member is trained to give him a shot of insulin while Charlie remains in the race car. As some of you may know, my son has had Type 1 Diabetes since he was 9. It's pretty inspiring to read about Charlie and his great accomplishments

I'm looking forward to seeing you at the Grand Prix where we'll be cheering for Ed (@ecrindy @edcarpenter20) and Charlie (@racewithinsulin) .  Check out Grand Prix of Baltimore for tickets and race schedule highlights, and I hope to see you and your family!  If you can't make it, follow me @RemarriageWorks for live Twitter updates! And, enjoy a virtual lap of Baltimore.


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