Frederick Half Marathon
The Half-Marathon is on May 4th at 7 a.m.
The half-marathon is open to participants at least 14 years of age on race day. Entries will be accepted until the field is filled to 5000 runners. The race will begin and end at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
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Nut Job Challenge
The Nitty Gritty
The course will remain open for 3 hours and 30 minutes, closing on a continuous pace of 14:00 minutes per mile. If you are unable to maintain this pace, you will be asked to move off the course and continue as a pedestrian as the course reopens to traffic. We will have 10 aid stations on the course, each stocked with water and Powerade. Select locations will also offer fruit, salty snacks, various flavored PowerGel and ClifBar Energy Bars. Each aid station will have at least one port-a-pot and a SELF HELP Kit with basic runner ammenities.
The following items are not permitted on the course: pets, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers, and any other type of vehicle (other than official race vehicles). These regulations are for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. Corrigan Sports reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course who has any of the above items. Headphones are strongly discouraged, and will make you ineligible for overall awards. [READ FULL POLICY]
Bib Number/Timing Requirements
All registered participants will receive bib numbers that must be worn on race day. There will be no Race Day Bib Pick UP. Please fill in the necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib number with a pen or waterproof marker. The bib must be worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race, clearly visible for the race officals and photographers. Bib numbers are nontransferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.
The timing chip is adhered to the back of the bib. Do not alter the bib/timing strip in any way! Without a bib, your time will not be recorded. Do not cross the finish line more than once. If you drop out of the race, please notify a course official. You will be transported back to the stadium. DO NOT CROSS THE FINISH LINE. There is no need to return your bib/timing chip after the race.
Nut Job Challenge
Over the years, we have learned that some of our participants are certifiably nuts! Many of you can't get enough running and are always looking for the next challenge. Well, now we have just the thing for you!
We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Frederick Nut Job Challenge. Runners who complete both the Half-Marathon on Sunday and the Twilight 5K on Saturday will receive a special Nut Job race bib valid for both events AND earn a custom Nut Job medal. Medals will be distributed following the completion of the half marathon. Your special bib will help our volunteers and eveyone else identify you as a Nut Job (and let them know to run the other way... very quickly!).
HOW TO REGISTER:
From the online registration page of the website, you will see a special category called Nut Job! Select this category and we will make sure you receive your special Nut Job race bib at pick-up. By registering using this category you will SAVE $5 OFF your total combined registration fee.
- If you have already registered for one of the race distances but did not register for the Nut Job, simply register for the other race and contact us email@example.com let us know you are a Nut Job! We will have to make the adjustment in our system manually. Please Note: If you register using this method, you waive your right to the discount.
All finishers will receive a commemorative race medal. Cash awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, and to the top male and female masters’ runners based on GUN time.
Overall Winners (Men and Women): 1st: $500; 2nd: $400, 3rd: $200
Overall Masters (Men and Women): $150
Please note that those competing in the Frederick Running Festival Marathon will not be eligible for prize money, prizes, etc. if they wear a musical device while competing. 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 prohibited. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WEARING A MUSICAL DEVICE, YOU WILL FORFEIT ALL PRIZE MONEY, PRIZES, ETC. You will retain your overall position in the race, however. Age group awards are not subject to this rule.
Gift Certificates will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each five-year age group. No duplicate awards. Age Groups: 16–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 and over.
All Age Group Awards will be mailed approximately two weeks after the race.
Runners will be able to pick up their premium at the expo on Satuday, May 3 or post race on Sunday, May 4. Stay tuned for more info. PLEASE NOTE: If you chose to pick up your race bib at one of the satelite packet pick up locations, you WILL NOT receive your premium at this location and are asked to pick up after the race. If you want your premium prior to race day it is suggested that you attend the expo on Saturday, May 3.