Runs and Races

Maryland is the perfect place to lace up your running shoes, get out there, and feel the wind in your hair.



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1 Storm Warriors 5k Run/Walk, Ocean City

November 10, 2018

The 5th Annual Storm Warrior 5K run/walk on Ocean City Maryland's iconic Boardwalk supports the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.  Day of registrations and sign in start at 8 a.m. at the Museum (sound end of the Boardwalk). Run/walk  begins at 9 a.m.  Entire event will take place on the Boardwalk.

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2 Ripley Race, Annapolis

November 11, 2018

Established in 2009, the Ripley Race is a 5K road race and 1 mile Fun Run to raise awareness and support for our men and women returning from war while also honoring the legacy of Col. John Ripley, USMC (ret). The event features the best 5K course in the Mid-Atlantic region, a backdrop of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and a race course through the city of Annapolis, Maryland’s historic state capital.

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3 Girls on the Run 5k, Waldorf

November 17, 2018

The 3.1 milecourse starts and finishes at the beautiful Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium. The scenic route includes neighborhood streets.  The halfway point is at St. Charles High School.

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4 JFK 50 Mile, Hagerstown

November 17, 2018

The JFK 50 Mile was first held in the spring of 1963.  It was one of numerous such 50 mile events held around the country as part of President John F. Kennedy’s push to bring the country back to physical fitness.  When Kennedy was assassinated in November of 1963, most of these events were never held again.  The one here in Washington County, MD changed it’s name from the JFK 50 Mile Challenge to the JFK 50 Mile Memorial in 1964.  The JFK 50 Mile in Washington County, MD is the only original JFK 50 Mile Challenge event to be held every year.

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5 Super Run, Baltimore

November 17, 2018

A Superhero themed race in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park.

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6 Turkey Trots, Statewide

For more information on Turkey Trots across the state, head on over to our Turkey Trots list!

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7 Tom's Reindeer Run, Laurel

November 24, 2018

Tom's annual 5K Reindeer Run was started in 2002 by the Linsenmeyer family as a way to keep Tom Linsenmeyer's memory alive and supports Sarah's House.  

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8 Byron 10 Mile, Emmitsburg

December 1, 2018

You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful course on the East Coast.  The 10-mile walk starts at 8:00am and the 10-mile run begins at 9:00am.

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9 Candy Cane Dash, Frederick

December 1, 2018

Frederick's favorite holiday season running tradition for the entire family.  Dress in your favorite holiday garb and join the other running for the 1k or 5k runs.

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10 Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5k, Owings Mills

December 2, 2018

Race to the finish for a steaming cup of hot cocoa! Join the JCC, LifeBridge Health, and Hadassah for the third annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run & Family Fun Day. A favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course and community partnerships.

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11 Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, Ocean City

December 2, 2018

Sunday Evening 5K Run thru Ocean City's Winterfest of Lights Show.  The race begins at 5:00pm.  Entry includes a long-sleeve race shirt, hot chocolate, cookies, and a ride thru the lights on the Winterfest Express after the race.

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12 Jingle Bell Run, Gaithersburg

December 8, 2018

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason!

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13 Santa Chase, Denton

December 9, 2018

Join Denton's 5th annual Santa Chase, a 2-mile run, walk or jog with holiday magic!  Christmas lights mark the park-based trail. Special discounts, dog friendly, walk or run, and a costume challenge judged by Santa himself with dog reindeers!

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14 Celtic Solstice Five-Miler, Baltimore

December 15, 2018

Baltimore's Premier Winter Event!  The Celtic Solstice Five-Miler returns for its 19th year replete with all the festivities that have made it such a smash hit in previous years.

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15 Holiday Hustle 5k, Bel Air

December 16, 2018

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the Holiday Hustle 5K.  All participants receive a great long-sleeve shirt, finisher medal/ornament, and chip timing  Holiday attire is encouraged and there with awards for the best-dressed.

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16 Reindeer Run 5k, Aberdeen

December 22, 2018

Join the third race in Blue Cheetah's annual holiday running series.  All participants receive a custom finisher's medal as well as a t-shirt and other great swag.

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17 New Year's Day 5k Run/Walk, Chesapeake City

January 1, 2019

Start the new year off right with Chesapeake City's tenth annual New Year's Day 5k.

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18 Resolution Run 5k, Baltimore

January 1, 2019

Worried about those extra holiday pounds?  Looking for a way to make a difference in the community?  Make a resolution to run or walk Tuesday, January 1st at the Resolution Run. The 5K run/walk is held in Patterson Park and benefits Earl’s Place – a transitional home for men who are experiencing homeless.

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19 New Year’s Day 5k Hot Chocolate Run, Salisbury

January 1, 2018

The Almost-Famous New Year's Day 5k Hot Chocolate Run is organized to help raise money for The Minds in Motion children’s museum (and also to have a ton of fun in January 1st). All proceeds from the event will go toward the museum.

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