In-Person Race Info
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In-Person 8K Race
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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Bib Chip timing provided by: Racine MultiSports
Overall awards are based on gun time, all others are based on net time.
1st Overall Male/Female
1st Masters (40+) Male/Female
Top 3 Age Group Male/Female:
19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards to top Open Coed and top Masters Coed teams
Team types are Open Coed and Masters Coed (all members must be 40 or older).
The minimum team size is three with at least one male and one female on each team.
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, otherwise if all team members are 40+ it will be scored in the Masters competition.
The first team member to register creates the team name, and other team members specify the team name during registration
The team score will be the sum of the net times of the three fastest team members with at least one man and at least one woman. If a team has fewer than three scoring finishers, the team will be disqualified.
For the safety of our participants, the 8K has a time cutoff of one hour and 15 minutes (15 minute/mile pace).
We are still studying the options and safety considerations for managing the race start. If a mass start is not advisable, we will be enacting some form of wave start. For that reason, we are making corral assignments at the time of registration. Further instructions will be provided prior to race week.
An awesome short-sleeve technical shirt is included in your registration. We love the shirt design this year!
Thursday, June 17
4-7pm: Packet Pickup at Charm City Run - 467 West Patrick St, Frederick
Saturday, June 19
6:00pm: Packet Pickup at race venue
7:25pm: Athletes Serving Athletes 8k race start
7:30pm: General 8k Race Start
8:00-10:30pm: PARTY! (assuming that we can safely hold our after-party)
Online registration is open through race day, but please be aware that entry fees increase on Thursday June 17 and again on race day.
Race-day registration at the race venue must be completed online on the participant's own mobile device with payment by credit card. There will be no shared-use registration kiosks or paper entry forms, and in-person payment cannot be accepted.
Race day registrants will be directed to a specific race-day packet pickup line.
Race shirts may not be available for race day registrants.
After you cross the finish line, come celebrate at the after-party and listen to some live music. Grab a beer, get some food, and enjoy the sponsor/vendor booths.
One beer ticket and post-race food are included with your registration. Additional beer tickets may be purchased by runners and spectators for $5.00. We are hoping to have a food truck with additional food options for sale.
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.
Note: Our ability to hold the Summer Solstice Post-Race celebration is dependent upon state and local guidelines and mandates for outdoor gatherings. We are monitoring the situation closely and are very hopeful that we can celebrate safety by mid-June.
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.
To minimize gathering spots at the race venue, race results will not be posted or available via shared-use kiosks. Runners can check their results via our real-time results portal.
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.
We are currently developing our COVID safety plan and it will be published soon. The plan may be adjusted in response to current conditions and recommendations as the vaccine rolls out through the spring months.