Frederick Steeplechasers to Host Once Again.

The Official Frederick Half-Marathon On Course TRAINING RUN hosted by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club. Come find out why Frederick is listed as one of only two “RRCA Runner Friendly Communities” in the state of Maryland.

In 2018 we will continue our long-standing tradition of hosting a supported on-course training run to help you prepare for race day, preview much of the course, and check out Historic Downtown Frederick. With help from the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, we have a 12 mile supported on course training run 2 weeks prior to race weekend. The run is FREE and open to the public.

The run will begin at 8:00am from the beautiful Frederick Visitors Center at 151 S East St, Frederick, MD 21701. The visitors center will have plenty of information on Frederick, the “nicest bathrooms in town”, as well as a spot to warm up after the run. Please park in the lot next to the Visitors Center but don’t park in their “visitor spots.” The permit only lot is open to the public on Saturdays. You may also park in the parking garage across the street and have your ticket validated for free inside the Visitors Center.

This is a casual group run that is NOT timed or held on a closed course. Runners of all abilities and paces are welcome, but must obey all traffic laws. We ask that you run against traffic or on sidewalks where available for best visibility and safety. RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The Steeplechasers will provide turn by turn directions and a mid-course water stop. Maryland’s favorite running store, “Charm City Run” will be providing our post-run refreshments. We suggest that you bring your own water and fuel if you will need them. 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


12-Mile Route Map

12-Mile Route

Date Time Distance
Saturday, April 21 8:00am 12-mile Run