Frederick Steeplechasers to Provide Support

In 2017 we will continue our long-standing tradition of hosting supported on-course training runs to help you prepare for race day. With help from the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, we have two supported course training runs prior to race day. The runs are FREE and open to the public and will include varying distances.

All runs will start at 8:00am from The Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East St, Frederick, MD 21701. Park in the Board of Ed parking lot next door (no permit needed on Saturday) or at the Parking Deck across the street at 125 E. All Saints St. Please leave the few visitor center reserved spots for other visitors.

The visitor center will validate your parking pass if you park in the garage. The Frederick Visitor Center has offered to open early just for our group. We will now have a great starting spot for our group runs and great bathrooms as well. Please make sure to thank them and get lots of information about Historic Frederick Maryland while you’re in there.

This is a casual group run, and is not timed or held on a closed course. Runners of all abilities/paces are welcome, but must obey all traffic laws. We ask that you run against traffic or on sidewalks for best visibility and safety. RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK. Feel free to add or subtract mileage if you are at a different training distance that weekend.

The Steeplechasers will provide detailed turn by turn directions and a mid-course water stop. Our great new Training Run sponsor, If The Shoe Fits/Charm City Run will be providing post-run water, Gatorade, and refreshments. We suggest you bring your own water and other energy supplements if you will need them. We will also have information about Frederick and there will be plenty of locals there to answer questions and talk your ears off during the run. We look forward to seeing you out there!

This is not just an opportunity to see the course but for those out of towners, you can see where you would like to eat or stay while in Frederick for the race. We will be running through downtown Frederick’s historic district so feel free to ask your Steeplechasers’ hosts questions about any restaurants, cafes, pubs, or shops that you see along the way.

If you would like more information or would like to join the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, please go to http://steeplechasers.org/

If you are planning to attend, please RVSP to the event posted on Facebook so we may plan accordingly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Supported Course Training Runs


9-Mile Route Map

9-Mile Route


12-Mile Route Map

12-Mile Route
Date Time Distance
Saturday, April 1 8:00am 9-mile Run
Saturday, April 22 8:00am 12-mile Run