The Nitty Gritty
The course will remain open for 3 hours and 30 minutes, closing on a continuous pace of 14:00 minutes per mile. If you are unable to maintain this pace, you will be asked to move off the course and continue as a pedestrian as the course reopens to traffic. We will have 7 aid stations on the course, each stocked with water and Gatorade. Select locations will also offer fruit, salty snacks, and various flavored GU. Each aid station will have at least one port-a-pot and a SELF HELP Kit with basic runner amenities.
The following items are not permitted on the course: pets, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers, and any other type of vehicle (other than official race vehicles). These regulations are for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. Corrigan Sports reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course who has any of the above items. Headphones are strongly discouraged, and will make you ineligible for overall awards. Read full policy.
Bib Number Requirements
All registered participants will receive bib numbers that must be worn on race day. There will be no Race Day Bib Pick Up. Please fill in the necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib number with a pen or waterproof marker. The bib must be worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race, clearly visible for the race officials and photographers. Bib numbers are nontransferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.
The timing chip is adhered to the back of the bib. Do not alter the bib/timing strip in any way! Without a bib, your time will not be recorded. Do not cross the finish line more than once. If you drop out of the race, please notify a course official. You will be transported back to the stadium. DO NOT CROSS THE FINISH LINE. There is no need to return your bib/timing chip after the race.
Runners will be able to pick up their premium at the expo on Saturday, May 6 or post race on Sunday, May 7. Stay tuned for more info. PLEASE NOTE: If you chose to pick up your race bib at one of the satellite packet pick up locations, you WILL NOT receive your premium at this location and are asked to pick up after the race. If you want your premium prior to race day it is suggested that you attend the expo on Saturday, May 6.
- Sizes available in Women’s XS-2X , Men’s Small-2X
- ¼ zip Maryland Flag pullover with dye-sublimated, moisture-wicking panels for comfort and breathability
- Jacket complete with thumbholes and lower back pocket
2017 Race Premium
All finishers will receive a commemorative race medal. Cash awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, and to the top male and female masters’ runners based on GUN time. There is no duplication of prizes and winners will receive the higher cash prize.
- Overall Winners (Men and Women): 1st: $500; 2nd: $400, 3rd: $200
- Overall Masters (Men and Women): $150
Please note that those competing in the Frederick Running Festival Marathon will not be eligible for prize money, prizes, etc. if they wear a musical device while competing. USA Track & Field Rule 144.3, states that the visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area (which includes IPods, MP3 and other musical devices) is considered assistance and is therefore prohibited. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WEARING A MUSICAL DEVICE, YOU WILL FORFEIT ALL PRIZE MONEY, PRIZES, ETC. You will retain your overall position in the race, however. Age group awards are not subject to this rule.
Gift Certificates will be given to the top male and female finisher in each five-year age group. No duplicate awards. Gift certificates will be distributed via mail after results are finalized, approximately 3 weeks after the race. 5-year age groups are as follows 15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over.
All Age Group Awards will be mailed approximately three weeks after the race.