2025 Course


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.


  • 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!  

    Linda J. Bowie MD
  • Great course support, crowds were a blast and the route was very scenic!

    Allison T. Ashburn, VA
  • 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!!

    Douglas W. Rockville, MD




“Race premiums will keep me coming back! They were great!”
-Sara A. from Alexandria, Va

 The Nitty Gritty

The Half Marathon will start at 7am 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,

NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION? The last day to make any changes to your registration is April 18th. This includes, changes your race distance, deferring until 2026, adding the mailing option and switching to virtual. Need help making these changes? Reach out to [email protected].

Headphone Policy

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Corrigan Sports encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of all its race distances.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for this event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone. If wearing an iPod or other audio device results in you being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands, approaching vehicles or course marshals on foot or on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device.

Bib Number Requirements


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. 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

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.


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.


All finishers will receive a commemorative race medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female 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

Age Group Award