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The Summer Solstice typically heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.


Kick off the summer by racing the Summer Solstice Twilight 8K in Frederick, MD on June 17th!  


Brought to you by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club. 

Sign up individually, or for even more fun, put together a team of your friends, family or co-workers!

Race Info


The race will be run on a USATF certified 8K course in Frederick, MD. The approved course map is shown here.  


Starting line: 187 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, Maryland, 21702, US


Bib Chip timing provided by MD Timing


Friday June 16, 12-8pm, New Balance Frederick,

Saturday June 17, 10am-Noon: New Balance Frederick,

Saturday June 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the race site

    (No team registrations accepted at packet pickup)


Customers are welcome to 15% off all merchandise(including sale items) during packet pickup at New Balance Frederick!


Individual Awards Scoring:

Top 3 Male and Female Overall Awarded!

1st Place: $200 gift card for New Balance Apparel

2nd Place: $100 gift card for New Balance Apparel

3rd Place: $75 gift card for New Balance Apparel


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+


1st Masters is 40+

1st Grandmasters is 50+

1st Senior Grandmasters is 60+




After you cross the finish line, enjoy our 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.  After the awards, head across the parking lot to Zi Pani and take advantage of their race-night menu with special pricing just for us! 

                                                                                               Special Race-Night Pricing



  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 $50 New Balance gift cards 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.  NO team registrations at packet pickup or on race day.



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 Frederick City officials, the race may be postponed, changed to an untimed Fun Run, or cancelled. Sorry, no refunds.

Runners reaching the intersection of  Amber Drive and Opossumtown Pike  (~2.4 miles) more than 45 minutes into the race will be directed to remain on the sidewalk to complete the course. 


Online registration is preferred, and we pay the fees! If you'd still like to mail in your registration, download the form here

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

Blessings in a Backpack -

"Feeding Frederick's Future, One Child at a Time"


Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.


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.



The Frederick Steeplechasers donated $19,428 in race proceeds to Blessings in a Backpack. 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 at Waverly Elementary School.

2017 RESULTS: Overall, Awards, Teams


2016 RESULTS: Overall, Awards, Teams



New!  Sign on using our new online sponsor signup button or use the paper form in our sponsorship opportunities document.

Feeding 10 children for a year

Dr. David Levine

Dr. Jennifer Bell

Dr. Sana Shamim

63 Thomas Johnson Dr. Suite C

Frederick, MD 21703



New Balance Frederick
220C Shorebird Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Feeding 5 children for a year

Feeding 2 children for a year

In-Kind Sponsors

For more information...


Contact Dr. David Levine - Race Director

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