UPDATE: Still waiting on a date from city services

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UPDATE: 5/4/20- 

It was bittersweet, yet encouraging, to see so many runners participate virtually over the weekend. It reaffirmed we are still together while apart and finish lines will be in all of our futures again.

For those of you who are still waiting to run we appreciate your patience as we try to determine our make-up date for the 2020 Frederick Running Festival as Maryland and Frederick remain under quarantine in the battle against COVID-19.

While we’ve identified a date that would work for the Great Frederick Fairgrounds later this summer, other essential agencies and medical partners are understandably not available to review our contingency plans. We appreciate their heroic efforts as the frontline heroes protecting our community and loved ones.  As of today, we still plan to run the Frederick Running Festival as a live event. Our current target dates are July 25-26, 2020.

We miss you! Stay safe, and we pledge to keep doing everything we can to be ready when restrictions are lifted.  We will let you know as soon as we have official confirmation of our race date.


UPDATE: 4/24/20- 

Corrigan Sports sincerely wishes that each of our runners is hanging in there physically and emotionally through this process. The staff at CSE, while far apart in distance, remains close and continues to work on ways to assure the 2020 Frederick Running Festival is one of the best yet!

While we still do not have confirmation on our date, we know that the city service workers who make race day so seamless are doing their part to tackle the novel coronavirus and will confirm our race day as soon as they can. Thoughts, prayers and thanks go out to each person on the front lines of this crisis.


Earlier we announced we’ve had to postpone this event as a precautionary measure under CDC guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

We are confident we will be able to set a new date, and we are working diligently toward that goal.  We are currently targeting July 25-26, but cannot make that official until we have all the proper sign offs.

In light of Governor Hogan’s executive order on March 23rd to close nonessential Maryland businesses, this task may prove to be more difficult to achieve in a timely fashion.

We fully support our governor, local medical networks, first responders, state and county agencies during this challenging time in our nation’s history. We appreciate your patience and understanding as they address bigger priorities.

We will get through this together.

As soon as we have a definitive new date or other helpful information, we will communicate it via our social media channels, website and email.  Those wishing to defer until 2021 can do so HERE at no charge.

Thank you for your patience and please be safe.

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