Frederick Running Festival

Frederick Running Festival

Frederick Running Festival

( 8 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Frederick,
    United States
  • May
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, Relay
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Bowie, Maryland, United States
0 3
"Back country roads!"
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Sarah 's thoughts:

Let me be up front and say that I ran a nice PR at the Frederick 5K, so I have very fond memories of it! There is plenty of parking at the race location, and you can pick up your packet the night of the race, which is a big plus in my book. The scenery along the race is great - nice back country roads - and the start and finish are at the same place, making for easy race logistics. Additionally, there is a nice festival at the start/finish line where you can indulge in some beer once you complete your race (or your family can pass the time while you run).

Only negative -- the corrals. I wanted to move my legs before starting so I jogged around the track that it starts on for a bit and got in line to start very very close to the gun going off. The way they had corrals organized was basically a big chute, so I was stuck in the very back and had to do a lot of weaving in and out of people during the beginning of my run. As I was going for a PR, this was a big negative to me, but could be avoided by getting into the corrals sooner.

Would I recommend this race? Yes! Would I do it again? Yes, absolutely! The free beers at the end certainly don't hurt! :) Go out to Frederick and give this race a run!

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