• Leave any unnecessary bags/clothing in vehicles
  • Do not leave bags/gear unattended
  • Respect all areas blocked for no parking or pedestrian access
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • “If You See Something, Say Something.” Report suspicious activity immediately to the nearest police officer, event official or by calling 9-1-1
What is the address of the Frederick Fairgrounds?

797 E Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701

What time does the race start?
  • The Half Marathon and Team Relay start at 7:00am on Sun., May 7
  • The 5K starts at 6pm on Sat., May 6
  • The Kids Fun Run will be held at 5pm on Sat., May 6
When is the Health & Fitness Expo?

Sat., May 6 2016 from 10am-6pm at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Building 9.

What do I need to bring to pick up my bib?

Runners need to bring a copy of their E-Registration Card. This will be emailed out on May 1, 2017 by 4pm. You must print this out or show it on your electronic device at bib pick up.

I can not access my E-Registration Card.

First off, Don’t panic!  E-Cards will not be sent to the email box that you used when you registered until May 1st by 4pm  If it is AFTER this date and time, Please check your spam box first and then email [email protected] for troubleshooting tips.

When do I get my Race Premium?

Runners who pick up their race bib at the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday will get their shirt that day. Runners who pick up at a satellite location will receive their shirt outside in the Celebration Village after they finish.

When is the Kids Fun Run and how long is it?

The Kids Fun Run will be held at 5pm on Sat., May 6. We will have two race distances available for children ages 12 and under. Kids ages 8 – 12 will  run 1/2 of the track (about  1/2 mile).  Kids age 7 and Under will run 1/4 of the track (about 1/4 mile). Both distances finish at the same finish line as the adult races.  All Kids Fun Run distances are untimed.

Can I upgrade to longer distance race?

Yes, if you would like to upgrade to a longer distance you may do so by paying the price difference here. under manage registration.

Can I downgrade to a shorter distance race?

Yes, if you would like to downgrade to a shorter distance you may also do so by managing registration here.

I cannot make the race this year; can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?

No, unfortunately we do not allow transfers or refunds. You may be able to defer until 2018.

I cannot make the race this year due to an injury can I defer my entry until 2018?

If you are unable to run the race in 2017 for any reason you may move your entry till 2018. The fee to defer is $25 and will cover the total cost of your registration for the following year in the same race. You may also do so by managing registration here. The deadline to defer is 2 weeks before the race.

* Please note if you are registered for multiple races as part of a package i.e Nut Job, MD Double, King Crab by deferring your entry you defer ALL your races until next year. If you wish to break apart your races before deferring please contact [email protected]

I have a team in the Relay and my teammate can no longer participate. Can I replace them with another person?

Yes, please login to your team registration and “add/drop” members. After online registration closes changes must be made at packet pick up.  After this date, you can print THIS FORM  and bring it with you during packet pick up or to the expo.  Remember, if you use the form, your new teammate must sign it as it contains their waiver.

Can I have my race packet sent to me?

No, we do not send out any race packets.

I am unable to attend the Health & Fitness Expo; can someone pick up my packet for me?

We ask that each runner pick up their own packet. We offer various satellite packet pick up locations.

I cannot make the race, but I would still like to receive my premium item.

You can receive your premium item if you come to Health & Fitness Expo with your e-registration card on Saturday, May 6th. Premium items will not be mailed.

I goofed. Can I change information on my registration?

Yes. If you need to change information please do so by managing registration here.

I have not received a confirmation email, how can I make sure I am registered?

To see if you are registered please Click Here. If you still do not see your name please send an email to [email protected] requesting confirmation of your registration.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Frederick Running Festival encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event

Runners competing for awards or prize money may not use headphones of any kind, and will not be eligible for any award or prize money if such a device is worn. 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 are prohibited.

If you chose to use headphones, please be respectful of the other participants and the race officials by keeping your volume to a minimum. If wearing headphones results in your being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands from race officials, you will be asked to relinquish the device.