Race Info

8K INFORMATION

8k Course

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The 8k course is USATF certified in Walkersville, MD.   

Certification #: MD19008NP

 

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

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Timing

Bib Chip timing provided by: Racine MultiSports

 

Awards

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

Individual Awards

1st Overall Male/Female

1st Masters (40+) Male/Female

1st Grandmasters  (50+) Male/Female

1st Senior Grandmasters (60+) Male/Female

Top 2 Age Group Male/Female:

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

              

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.

Time Cutoff

For the safety of our participants, the 8k has a time cutoff of one hour and 15 minutes.  If you are not be able to maintain a 15-minute/mile pace to meet this cutoff,  please consider registering for the one-mile Fun Run/Walk.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 18

     4-7pm: Packet Pickup at  Charm City Run - 467 West Patrick St, Frederick

Saturday, June 20

     5:30pm: Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration (see below) at race venue

     7:25pm: Athletes Serving Athletes 8k race start

     7:30pm: General 8k Race Start

     7:40pm: One Mile Fun Run Start

     9:00pm: Awards

     8:00-10:30pm: PARTY!

     

Race-Day 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.  Preregistration is encouraged.

Race day registrants can skip the registration line and register online before they arrive at the race venue or any time before the start on their phones.  Proceed directly to bib pickup to get your bib if you self-register. Race-Day registrants may also register at our registration kiosks.

Race shirts may not be available for race day registrants. 

 

ONE MILE FUN RUN/WALK

Still want to participate, but not ready to run the full 8k (4.97 miles)?  Sign up for our One Mile Fun Run/Walk!  This untimed event starts at 7:40pm after the 8k runners take off. Participants will run or walk to the 1/2 mile point on the course and will be directed at the turnaround to return to the finish line. Fun Run registration includes race shirt, beer ticket and access to our post-race food pavilion. 

 

POST-RACE CELEBRATION

After you cross the finish line, come celebrate at the after-party and listen to some live music. Grab a beer, visit our food pavilion and enjoy the sponsor/vendor booths. 

One beer ticket is included with your registration. Additional beer tickets may be purchased for $5.00. Spectators may also purchase beer tickets for $5.00.

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

Please drink responsibly. Consider using Frederick County's SOS Safe Ride to

get you and your vehicle home safely if you find you've overdone it.

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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.

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.

Dogs, bicycles, skates, and strollers are not allowed and runners in violation of this policy are subject to disqualification and removal from the course.

Note: Strollers/sports chairs associated with the Athletes Serving Athletes program are permitted.