The half marathon is open to participants at least 14 years of age on race day. The race will begin and end at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
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“Race premiums will keep me coming back! They were great!”
-Sara A. from Alexandria, Va
The course was perfect! Saw so much of Frederick and the people of Frederick are so friendly nice and supportive and welcoming. It was one of my favorite half marathons ever!
Great course support, crowds were a blast and the route was very scenic!
I’ve ran many half marathons in the past. The Frederick Half Marathon is the most organized, well-planned, and most fun event I’ve ever attended. Thank you and I’ll definitely be back next year!!
If we are forced to switch to a virtual event in 2021, 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.
The Nitty Gritty
The Half Marathon will start at 6:30am (NEW) and with a staggered start. Runners will be assigned start times based on your estimated finish time. The course will remain open for 3 hours and 16 minutes, closing on a continuous pace of 14:57 minutes per mile. If you are unable to maintain this pace, please e-mail us immediately at [email protected] to work out a solution for you. You may be asked to move off the course and continue as a pedestrian as the course must reopens to traffic.
We will have 7 aid stations on the course, each stocked with water and Gatorade. Select locations will also offer fruit, salty snacks, and various flavored HUMA Gels. Each aid station will have at least one port-a-pot and a SELF HELP Kit with basic runner amenities.
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 Requirements
All registered participants will receive bib numbers that must be worn on race day. If you will need to pick up your bib on race day, please fill out this form. 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 officials 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.
Race Premium Pick Up
In 2021, runners will be able to pick up their premium prior to race day only.
There will be multiple packet pick up locations days prior to race day. To learn more about those times and locations, visit HERE.
FREE RACE PHOTO FOR PARTICIPANTS
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!
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All finishers will receive a commemorative race medal. 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. There is no duplication of prizes.
Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group division. Age group awards will be awarded in the following categories: 19& Under, 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