Race Route


The Twilight 5k Course

  • Start on the Fairground Track, at the corner of the grandstand
  • Run clockwise around the track
  • Exit the fairgrounds at Gate 3, turning left onto Monroe Avenue
  • Continue on Hughes Ford Road
  • Turn left on Monacacy Blvd
  • Tunaround on Monacacy Blvd just before Church St
  • Continue back down Monacacy Blvd
  • Turn right on Hughes Ford Road
  • Continue on Monroe Avenue
  • Enter the Fairgrounds at Gate 3
  • Proceed clockwise around the track, finishing on the track in front of the grandstands

What past runners have said

  • I had a terrific time. This was my first sanctioned race, loved the flat course and going through old town. I will definitely be back next year!  

    Erich N.
    Erich N. Baltimore MD
  • Great course support, crowds were a blast and the route was very scenic!

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

The Nitty Gritty

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.

2025 Runner Premiums are TBA!

2024 MEDAL


Packet Pick-Up

Tuesday- April 29th

  • Location- Road Runner Sports in Rockville
  • Times- 4pm -7pm

Wednesday- April 30th

  • Location- Road Runner Sports in Columbia
  • Times- 4pm -7pm

Saturday- May 3rd

  • Location- Frederick Fairgrounds
  • Times- 10am- 4pm

Please note locations and times may change.

All premiums must be picked up during the times listed above. Premiums will NOT be available after the race. 

  • All registered participants will receive bib numbers that must be worn on race day.
  • Please fill in the necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib number with a pen or waterproof marker.
  • Please do not alter the bib in any way.
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race.  Make sure your bib number is clearly visible for the race photographers.
  • Bib numbers are non-transferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.
  • There will be no Bag Check for the 5K.  We ask that all runners place their bags within their vehicles as most will be parked close by during Saturday’s race.


Trophy awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers. Age group awards will be awarded in the following categories: 16 & under 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.  All Age Group Awards will be mailed within a month after the event.


Disclaimer: We will not ship age group awards internationally


Age Group Award



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!

5k: https://www.finisherpix.com/en/event/7619/

Half Marathon: https://www.finisherpix.com/en/event/7621/


  • 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.