UPDATE: Still waiting on a date from city services

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UPDATE: 6/12

Last week we were informed by Frederick Parks and Recreation that the city will not review current or new permits for events until August at the earliest. We continue to work closely with the city and requested priority consideration for the review of our permit and proposed adjustments to our safety plan.

In the interim, we’ve adjusted our target event date to Labor Day weekend (September 5-6) with the hopes of our permit receiving approval.

We’ve adjusted our plans accordingly, and offer you three options:


  • If you want to run on the rescheduled date on September 5-6, 2020 – there is nothing that you need to do on your end. Your registration will automatically be transferred to the new date.

OPTION 2: Run the Virtual Frederick Running Festival (ACTION REQUIRED)

  • Participate virtually by running your distance and on your own “course” at your pace on your preferred date in accordance with your local or state social distancing guidelines.
  • Virtual participants will receive this year’s premium(s) and race medal(s) in the mail in mid-August without incurring additional charges
  • To choose the virtual option, follow these steps:
    • Log into RunSignUp and go to your profile: https://runsignup.com/Profile
    • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Frederick Running Festival Registration
    • Click ADD-ONS tab
    • Select the GO VIRTUAL add-on and provide the mailing address to have your gear shipped
    • Click Confirm Payment
  • If you choose to switch to virtual, please do so by August 15.



  • If you choose not to participate in the 2020 Frederick Running Festival in any capacity, you can defer your entry until next year’s event (tentative May 1-2).
  • You must make your deferment decision prior to Aug. 15. There is no charge to defer.
  • If you do not complete the deferment process by the deadline, by default you will be considered a virtual participant and shipped your premium(s) and medals(s)
  • Deferred entries will not receive this year’s race premiums
  • To complete your deferral, follow these steps:
    • Log into RunSignup and go to your profile: https://runsignup.com/Profile
    • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Frederick Running Festival Registration
    • Click the DEFER REGISTRATION tab
    • Click the CONFIRM DEFERRAL button

Here is a tutorial with more information: https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000062915-defer-registration-claim-deferral

if you already made originally one decision that altered your registration (i.e. chose to go virtual or defer; and now would like to alter your decision) that you can email [email protected]and we can help you update that choice.

We’d be remiss without thanking our title sponsor, Frederick Foot & Ankle, along with our other corporate partners, Harpoon Beer and Safeway, city agencies and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. This year is unlike any the running industry has ever faced. We appreciate everyone’s patience, understanding and support as we’ve had to make a lot of tough decisions to protect the health and welfare of everyone involved.

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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