King Crab Challenge

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By order of King Corrigan we are searching the Kingdom for new members of the Royal Court. Only the strongest and bravest shall attempt to join!

There is no question that the members of the running kingdom love the challenge of a quest.  And the only thing that they love more than a challenge is the SWAG they get for accomplishing that quest. Corrigan Sports is ready to throw down its latest gauntlet and summon all runners to take THE KING CRAB CHALLENGE in 2017!

Members of the kingdom who finish the Frederick Running Festival (May 7, 2017), the Baltimore 10-Miler (June 3, 2017) and the Baltimore Running Festival (Oct. 21, 2017) will join the Royal Court and be dubbed King Crabs, taking home treasures worthy only of royalty!

What is it?

The King Crab Challenge is a test of stamina and bravery over long distances and an extended time period.  Runners must complete the half-marathon at the Frederick Run Fest, the Baltimore 10-Miler and the full or half-marathon at the Baltimore Run Fest.

Who is eligible?

Any brave soul who thinks they can withstand the trials and tribulations surrounding three of the King’s most proud possessions, in territories that stretch across the far reaches of His kingdom.

What do I get?

Citizens who complete the three tasks as laid out by the King will be granted access to royal events and will be lavished with prizes and awards.

How do I sign up?

Those wishing to take the challenge should select the King Crab Challenge options from the Frederick Running Festival registration site. (see below if you have registered for the three races separately.)


ROYAL MEDALLION (Which Doubles as a Shield!)

The 2017 King Crab Challenge Reward is Here!  And it is AMAZING… Amazingly HUGE!… Amazingly HEAVY!… Amazingly BLINGY!  Everyone who finishes the three races that are part of the King Crab Challenge will earn this 7 inch, 2 pound medal to wear and display proudly.  Just think, at work on Medal Monday after the Baltimore Running Festival you can show off your Frederick Half-Marathon medal, Your Baltimore 10-Miler medal, your Baltimore Full or Half medal, your Maryland Double medal and your King Crab medal that will outshine them all.  (Plus if you are a Nut Job or Baltimoron-a-thon runner you will earn two additional medals for your collection!

FIVE MEDALS (or more!)

Those who enlist in the King Crab Challenge will receive a medal at the Baltimore 10-Miler in addition to one from each of the two running festivals as well as the Maryland Double medal, as well as the new King Crab Shield Medal- to proudly wear as signs of their bravery. (The double medal & the shield medal will be awarded at the Baltimore Running Festival.)


The King knows that His mighty warriors have a long road to defend thy Kingdom.  So in order to prepare the for the battles ahead and reward the Court for conquests already rout, The King will honor those who have joined in the quest at a special gathering in the post-race celebration.  If nothing else, this means shorter beer lines for His Court.


The King will set forth exclusive deals on other CSE races, official merchandise as well as other special savings from race partners and sponsors. These will come throughout the year to help you keep your sword sharp and help you maintain on the path to success. Start your savings by signing up for the King Crab at one time on the Frederick Running Festival registration site.  (Thus saving up to $15 off registering for the races separately as well as saving your energy for battle as you will only have to keystroke your information one time!)


An Invitation to the Royal Banquet– All those who are dubbed King Crabs will be celebrated at a special feast open only to members of the King’s Royal Court and their family and guests. This optional event will be held in at the Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore and will truly celebrate your accomplishments throughout the year with discounts on food and beverages and the chance to celebrate with your fellow King Crabbers. 

Ye Royal Gift

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Register Now

If you have not yet summoned thy bravery and want to test the waters by completing the Frederick Running Festival first, the King will allow you to do so.  (But don’t be surprised if you end up on the front line of the next battle.) If you have registered for each battle seperately, you must complete this form to be elgible for the Challenge.  The deadline to join the battle is Aug. 1, 2017.  If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected]