Another Summer Solstice 8K is a wrap!

Congratulations to our runners and a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who pitched in to make it a great night. The weather was amazing and we had a terrific time at the post-race party with Flying Dog beer, music by The FEW, and food from Bangin' BBQ.

Now that we've closed the books on the race, we have donated net proceeds of $17,626 to Blessings In A Backpack. THANK YOU to our runners, volunteers, sponsors, and other supporters!

Let's do it again next year!

SAVE THE DATE: June 17, 2023


Special thanks to Racine Multisports for timing and course marking.  They do a wonderful job for us.

Darcars Toyota of Frederick
Premier Sponsor
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Choose your Fun!


We're not sure who has more fun - our runners or our volunteers! 

Please join us on race night to help make this year's event the best ever!

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Net proceeds from the Frederick Summer Solstice 8K benefit the Frederick chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. The Frederick Steeplechasers donated race proceeds of $17,626 from the 2022 race, bringing the total since the inaugural race in 2016 to $139,522. 

Blessings in a Backpack, Frederick Chapter is a local chapter of the national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Blessings mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends and over school breaks for school-age children who might otherwise go hungry when school meals are unavailable. 


Blessings provides weekend backpacks of food to children who depend on school meals as their primary source of nourishment Monday through Friday. Every Friday, more than 18 million American children leave school uncertain if they will have food to eat over the weekend. That’s 65 hours from lunch in school on Friday to breakfast Monday morning; 65 hours without proper nutrition. 65 hours!


In Frederick County, more than 12,000 children (28% of all students) are fed by the Free and Reduce-priced Meal program every week, but “What do they do on the weekends?” The food provided by Blessings offers a greater opportunity for these children to return to school better prepared to participate and learn. Blessings, Frederick Chapter currently serves 3,500+ children in 28 local schools. It costs only $120 to feed a single child each weekend for an entire school year. The more money we raise, the more children we can feed.