• Leave any unnecessary bags/clothing in vehicles
  • Do not leave bags/gear unattended
  • Respect all areas blocked for no parking or pedestrian access
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • “If You See Something, Say Something.” Report suspicious activity immediately to the nearest police officer, event official or by calling 9-1-1
What is the address of the Frederick Fairgrounds?

797 E Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701

What time does the race start?
  • The Half Marathon and Team Relay start at 7:00am on Sun. May 5, 2019
  • The 5K starts at 6pm on Sat. May 4, 2019
  • The Kids Fun Run will be held at 5pm on Sat. May 4, 2019
When is the Health & Fitness Expo?

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10am-5pm at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Buildings 9 & 13.

Where can I park on race day?


Most lots are adjacent to the fairgrounds. Please follow signs and the police and parking attendant’s directions to assure smooth traffic flow. NOTE: The East All Saints Street Parking Deck (400 spaces) provides easy parking and a quick escape. The deck is less than 1/4 mile from the Fairgrounds. (Walk North on East St. & East on Patrick St. to access fairgrounds.) Parking in this garage is FREE on Sunday. All participants (and their cheering sections) are asked to arrive prior to 6:15am at the Fairgrounds. Parking is FREE and available at the Fairgrounds as well as surrounding lots. Directions to the Fairgrounds are located on the previous page of this booklet.

Please be mindful that area roadways will begin to close at 6:15am for the half-marathon & relay start. We ask that you and your cheering section arrive early to avoid traffic delays. If you get delayed DON’T PANIC! Access to the fairgrounds will be possible after 6:15 but delays and detours may be required.

What do I need to bring to pick up my bib?

Runners need to bring a copy of their E-Registration email – printed or screenshot on their phones. This will be emailed out on April 29, 2019 by 4pm.

I can not access my E-Registration Email.

First off, Don’t panic! E-Registration emails (with bib number) will not be sent to the email box that you used when you registered until April 29th by 4pm  If it is AFTER this date and time, Please check your spam/junk folder first and then email [email protected] for troubleshooting tips.

When do I get my Race Premium?

Runners who pick up their race bib at the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 2 should pick up their premium that day. Runners who pick up at a satellite location will receive their premium outside in the Runner’s Village after they finish.

Please Note: 5K runners MUST pick up their race premium prior to 5pm on Saturday – premiums will not be distributed after the 5K race.

When is the Kids Fun Run and how long is it?

The Kids Fun Run will be held at 5pm on Sat., May 2 . We will have two race distances available for children ages 12 and under. Kids ages 8 – 12 will  run 1/2 of the track (about  1/2 mile).  Kids age 7 and Under will run 1/4 of the track (about 1/4 mile). Both distances finish at the same finish line as the adult races.  All Kids Fun Run distances are untimed.

Can I upgrade to longer distance race?

Yes, if you would like to upgrade to a longer distance you may do so by paying the price difference here – select “transfer registration” to begin the process of upgrading.

The deadline to upgrade is Friday, April 24th at 11:59pm.

Can I downgrade to a shorter distance race?

Yes, if you would like to downgrade to a shorter distance you may also do so by managing registration here – select “transfer registration” to begin the process of downgrading.

Please Note: there is not a refund of fees for downgrading.

The deadline to defer is Friday, April 24th at 11:59pm.

I cannot make the race this year; can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?

No, unfortunately we do not allow transfers or refunds. You may defer your entry to 2020 here, note there is a $25 deferral fee.

Please Note: The deadline to defer is April 17th at 11:59pm.

I cannot make the race this year due to an injury can I defer my entry until 2019?

If you are unable to run the race in 2020 for any reason you may move your entry to 2021. The fee to defer is $25 and will cover the total cost of your registration for the following year in the same race. You may also do so by managing registration here. The deadline to defer is April 16, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Please Note: If you are registered for multiple races as part of a package i.e Nut Job, MD Double, King Crab by deferring your entry you defer ALL your races until next year. If you wish to break apart your races before deferring please contact [email protected]please make your request at least 3 days prior to the deferral deadline to allow time to unlink your races.

I have a team in the Relay and my teammate can no longer participate. Can I replace them with another person?

Yes, please login to your team registration. You can remove members by selecting the small x mark next to their information. Add members by selecting “Join Team” and filling out their information, or provide the team member with your team password so they can register themselves.

After online registration closes changes must be made at packet pick up.

Can I have my race packet sent to me?

No, we do not mail any race packets.

I am unable to attend the Health & Fitness Expo; can someone pick up my packet for me?

Yes, you may have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you if needed. They will need: your E-Registration email and a copy of your ID. Both can be images on their phones.

I cannot make the race, but I would still like to receive my premium item.

You can receive your premium item if you come to Health & Fitness Expo with your e-registration email on Saturday, May 2nd Premium items will not be mailed.

I goofed. Can I change information on my registration?

Yes. If you need to change information please do so by managing registration here.

Registration edits must be made by Friday, April 24th at 11:59pm.
(Deferrals must be made by Friday, April 17th.)

I have not received a confirmation email, how can I make sure I am registered?

To see if you are registered please Click Here. If you still do not see your name please send an email to [email protected] requesting confirmation of your registration.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

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 Frederick Running Festival encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event

Runners competing for awards or prize money may not use headphones of any kind, and will not be eligible for any award or prize money if such a device is worn. USA Track & Field Rule 144.3, states that the visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area (which includes iPods, MP3 and other musical devices) is considered assistance and is therefore are prohibited.

If you chose to use headphones, please be respectful of the other participants and the race officials by keeping your volume to a minimum. If wearing headphones results in your being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands from race officials, you will be asked to relinquish the device.