MAY 3 & MAY 4, 2025

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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


May 3 & May 4

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Frederick Fairgrounds

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You and all of your running friends!

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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 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 two week before race day.


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 two weeks before race day.

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 2024, you may defer your race entry until 2025. 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. You will receive an email with a special link where you will register.  ALL DEFERMENT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT BY FRIDAY, April  18. 


Get your personal race photos with FinisherPix!

FinisherPix is the official photographer of the Frederick Running Festival. Your personal race photos will be available at the links below. Make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don’t forget to smile when you cross the finish line. Have a great race!


Half Marathon:


  • Ensure you have your race number facing front and visible at all times
  • Look out for our FinisherPix photographers on course and SMILE
  • Look up when you cross the finish line and smile BIG!
  • If you pre-ordered your photos, you will receive a download-link by email as soon as photos are online!
  • Upload a selfie at the bottom of your gallery to find more photos of you and to add it to your gallery.

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.