JULY 10-11, 2021

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  • Best experience in this area, compared to many other half marathons!! Great job - thank you!  

    Elizabeth V.
    Elizabeth V. Silver Spring MD
  • Amazing!!!! Best course ever. OMG I haven’t stopped talking about the amazing experience you all provided.

    Lauren C. Hereford, MD
  • I absolutely love this race. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into this event so that it is possible for us to run through the streets of such a historic and great city. Thank you!

    Benjamin S. Ellicott City, MD
  • Great kids' races; most appreciated. Overall, FRF was a class act, as always! Thank you.

  • Perfect everything. Easy to find whatever we need. Easy to get there, everything about it was well run


July 10 & 11

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Frederick Fairgrounds

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You and all of your running friends!

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Registration Fees

Online Registration Closes 7/10/2021 at 11:59pm ET

Age Range Open – 8/31/2019 9/1 – 2/29 3/1 – 7/7 7/8 – Expo
Half Marathon 14+ $80 $90 $100 $115
Team Relay 14+ $100 $115 $130 $145
5K All Ages $25 $35 $45 $50
Nut Job 14+ $100 $120 $140 $160
Kids Fun Run 0-12 $15 $15 $15 $15

Edit Registration

Need to make a change to your registration? You can edit everything except your name, gender, and date of birth by logging into your registration HERE.

If you are running virtually and would like to receive your race packet by May 1, please switch to virtual by April 18th.


If you cannot complete the distance you registered for but would still like to participate in the Frederick Running Festival, you may downgrade to a lesser distance. You will not be given a refund for the difference in entry fee. To do so please visit this link, select “transfer registration” to begin the process of downgrading. The last day to downgrade is June 25th.


If your training is going better than expected and you would like to run a longer distance than you originally registered for you may upgrade to a different race by paying the price difference. To do so please visit this link, select “transfer registration” to begin the process of upgrading.
Please note the 5K takes place Saturday night. The half marathon and team relay take place Sunday morning. The last day to upgrade is June 25th.

Registration Confirmation

Please Click Here to confirm your registration. If you searched and cannot find your registration please email [email protected].


If you become injured and cannot participate in the Frederick Running Festival in any capacity in 2021, you may defer your race entry until 2022. There is a $25 processing fee to do so. To take advantage of this offer please Click Here. You will need to login to your registration and the select “defer”. You will NOT automatically be entered into next year’s race. ALL DEFERMENT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT BY FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH. 


Each runner will enjoy a free web-sized digital download to show off your accomplishment online. MarathonFoto has earned its place as the premier name in race event photography with over 35 years of experience, a staff of over 150 professional photographers, and over 3,000 races and counting.  Participants will also have the ability to purchase an assortment of high-resolution digital downloads and customizable photo products.

PHOTO TIPS: Be sure to wear your bib on the front to ensure the photographers capture your bib number in the photos and keep your race bib uncovered and in clear view. We recommend stopping your watch a few seconds after crossing the finish line so it may be possible to identify your photograph. Be sure to stop by the finisher’s photo station just after you cross the finish line to capture the moment!

Cancellation Policy

The Frederick Running Festival does not allow refunds or transfers of any entry fee. We all know that injuries often arise during training after we have registered for a race. The Frederick Running Festival has different options should this happen to you. We ask that you make this decision as early as you can to avoid issues and possible loss of fees. The Frederick Running Festival does not allow refunds or transfers of any entry fee.

If we are forced to switch to a virtual event, all participants will have the choice to run virtually or defer their entry to 2022. All virtual runners will receive their medal and  race shirt in the mail.