2023 Course

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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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  • 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

2022 FINISHER MEDAL

2022 PREMIUMS

2023 RACE PREMIUMS ARE TBA.

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

THE 2022 RACE PREMIUMS & FINISHER MEDAL DESIGNS

THE  HOODED TEE- The 20th Frederick Running Festival deserves an extra special premium!  Half-marathon finishers get this light weight hooded pull over that is perfect for early morning runs or just running errands.  It features the 20 Year logo on the front along with a kangaroo pocket and a Maryland flag lined hood.  It’s made from the same super soft material that is used in our t-shirts. You won’t want to take it off!

All items are black in color and cut in gender specific sizes SM to 2XL.  Women’s shirts cut to be fitted are V-neck; Men’s more loose cut and are crew neck.  Fabric is a blended 65% polyester and 35% rayon.

THE MEDAL & FRIDGE MAGNET- This year’s Frederick finisher’s medal celebrates the 20th Annual Running of the race! You not only get a medal featuring the 20-year logo but you also get a removable keepsake magnet.

Wear your brilliantly shiny gold medal proudly on race day, hang the ribbon with your other awards and display the magnet on your fridge for years to come! What a better way to celebrate your successes at the 2022 Frederick Running Festival!

2023 RACE PREMIUMS ARE TBA!

 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,

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

THERE IS NO RACE DAY BIB PICK UP.  

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

There will be multiple packet pick up locations days prior to race day. Locations, dates and times for satellite packet pick-up are TBD.

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!

Awards

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

Age Group Award

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