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FREDERICK SUMMER SOLSTICE 8K

Frederick County's Original 8K Twilight Race!

June 20, 2020 
7:30pm

Race Info

COURSE

The race will be run on a USATF certified 8K course in Walkersville, MD.   Certification #: MD19008NP

 

Starting line: Walkersville Fire Hall  - 79 West Frederick St, Walkersville , MD 21793

PARKING

Parking will be located in the grassy area behind the Fire Hall or at the adjacent Walkersville High School.  There will be parking attendants onsite to assist.

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TIMING

Bib Chip timing provided by: Racine MultipSports

 

PACKET PICKUP and IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

Thursday , June 18, 4-7pm, Charm City Run - 467 West Patrick St, Frederick , MD 21701

Saturday June 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the race site

    (No team registrations accepted at packet pickup)

 

AWARDS

Overall awards are based on gun time, all others are based on net time.

Individual Awards:

Top Male and Female Overall Finisher Awarded!

 

Male and Female Masters Levels

1st Masters (40+)

1st Grandmasters  (50+)

1st Senior Grandmasters (60+)

 

Top 2 Male and Female for Age Group:

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 

POST-RACE CELEBRATION

After you cross the finish line, come celebrate at the after party and listen to some live music. Grab the beer that is included in your race registration or one of the many other post-race refreshments, visit the sponsor/vendor booths and settle in for the awards ceremony. Don't forget to stop by the random prize table to see if your bib number was selected as a winner while you were out on the course.  

NOTE: You MUST bring photo ID in order to be served beer. No exceptions.

              

 TEAM INFORMATION

  1. Minimum team size is three

  2. Team types are Open Coed and Masters Coed (all members must be 40 or older)

  3. Top Team in each category will be awarded for the top 3 team members.

  4. Team type will be determined by registered team composition (if anyone under 40 joins the team, the team will be scored in the Open competition)

  5. First team member to register creates the team name, and other team members specify the team name during registration

  6. Team score will be the sum of the net times of the three fastest team members with at least one man and and at least one woman. If a team has fewer than three scoring finishers, the team will be disqualified.

  7. Teams must register online.  Team registration cutoff is 12 noon on race day.

 

POLICIES
No Bib transfers and No Refunds (See here for FSRC Policy)

Weather Policy - We love the summer season, but occasionally the weather can be uncooperative.  At the discretion of the Race Director and Town of Walkersville municipal and emergency officials, the race may be postponed, changed to an untimed Fun Run, or canceled. Sorry, no refunds.

Any runner finishing more than 75 minutes after race start may not receive an official time. 

For your safety and the safety of those around you, headphones are discouraged and dogs, bicycles, skates, and strollers are not allowed.  Note: this rule is waived for strollers/sports chairs associated with the Athletes Serving Athletes program.

 

REGISTRATION

Online registration is open through race day, but please be aware that entry fees increase on Thursday June 18 and again on race day. Race shirts may not be available for race day registrants.

 
 

Charity

Net proceeds from the Frederick Summer Solstice 8k benefit the Frederick chapter of Blessings in a Backpack.

Blessings in a Backpack 

MISSION

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for children in Frederick County who might otherwise go hungry when school meals are unavailable.

VISION

Every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings strives to ensure children don't go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action.

 

DONATION

The Frederick Steeplechasers gave $29,271.39 in 2019 and $82,376 total since 2016. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and runners for their support in making our inaugural race such a wonderful success. Our contribution was directed by Blessings in A Backpack to the program feeding children in Frederick County.

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Results

2019 RESULTS: OverallTeams

2018 RESULTS: Overall, Awards, Teams

2017 RESULTS: Overall, Awards, Teams

2016 RESULTS: Overall, Awards, Teams

 

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Contact Alex Young- Race Director

 

alex.young@steeplechasers.org