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 2018!

Members of the kingdom who finish the Frederick Running Festival (May 6, 2018), the Baltimore 10-Miler (June 2, 2018) and the Baltimore Running Festival (Oct. 20, 2018) 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 Running Festival, the Baltimore 10-Miler and the full or half marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival.

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 sign up for the King Crab Challenge from the Frederick Running Festival registration page (2019 registration will open late November to early December 2018). Here you can sign up for all 3 race distances with 1 transaction. To link separate registrations together, please fill out the form that is linked below.


ROYAL MEDALLION (Which Doubles as a Shield!)

The 2017 King Crab Challenge Reward was a hit!!  So we are sticking with the medal in 2018. This year we gave the medal a fresh new look, by giving it a silver finish and a new lanyard! Everyone who finishes the three races that are part of the King Crab Challenge will earn a huge 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!  NOTE– Those who do not want a medal can select from previous gifts of the backpack or medal holder while supplies last.

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. 


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 – JOIN US NOVEMBER 28 5p to 8p AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE BALTIMORE. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON! 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, door prizes, special race discounts, and the chance to celebrate with your fellow King Crabbers.


Ye Royal Gift


Register Now!

The deadline to join the battle is July 31, 2018 – If you registered separately and would like to link your entries and be eligible, please fill out the form linked above. If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected].