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The Nitty Gritty

The Team Relay is open to participants at least 14 years of age on race day. 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, you will be asked to move off of the course and continue as a pedestrian after the course reopens to traffic.

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.



Team Relay Information

The first runner will start at 7am with the half marathon field. There is not a separate start for the Relay Teams. The second team member will need to be at the exchange zone well before the fastest runners pass by, as area roads will close. Transportation from the Frederick Fairgrounds to the exchange point will be provided for the second runners. Transportation from the exchange point back to the fairgrounds will be also provided for the first runners.

On the course, signs will designate the location of the upcoming exchange point. Upon entering the exchange area, incoming runners should make sure their bib number is visible.

Waiting runners will be stationed in a designated zone according to their team’s bib number. Zones are broken down for every 100 runners (i.e. Bib #9000-9099; 9100-9199; 9200-9299; 9300-9399). Incoming runners should know their bib number and look for these zone signs.

Depending on the exchange location, timing mats may be located before or after the exchange area.  Do not cross the timing mat more than once with your timing chip.


  • Know your teammate’s pace, keep track of the race time, and know when to expect him/her.
  • Wear or carry something easily identifiable by the incoming runner at the exchange.
  • Assist your fellow runners by shouting all incoming bib numbers.

If you need to replace a team member:
To substitute a team member the Team Captain (person who created the team) must login to RunSignUp and will be able to edit the team members from the groups section of their account. From the groups section, the team captain will select “Join Team” to register the second runner. There is no charge for this transaction. Team members should make reimbursement arrangements independently. Final changes can be made at the information table during the expo.

2-Person Team Relay

Leg Distance (approx) Start End Bus Leaves Stadium
Leg 1 7.6 miles Fairgrounds Hood College No bus needed
Leg 2 5.5 Miles Hood College Fairgrounds 6:45am

Buses will pick up runners near Gate 6 at the Fairgrounds, and will leave the promptly at 6:45am. Buses will return to the fairgrounds from the exchange zone once filled to capacity.

Bib Number Requirements

Each team will receive identical bib numbers; one for each runner to wear 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.  Do not alter the bib in any way. The bib must be worn on the outside of all clothing during the entire race, visible for the race officials and photographers. Bib numbers are nontransferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned. 

Timing Chip Requirements

Each team member will be assigned a bib with their own timing chip during Packet Pickup. It does not matter what bib the runners wear as they will be tracked and do not need to be physically exchanged.

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.


All finishers will receive a commemorative race medals at then end of his/her leg. Trophy awards will be given to each of the top male, female, and co-ed teams.

There are not age group awards granted for relay teams.


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.