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Starting Line of the St. Michaels Running Festival
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Susquehanna River Running Festival Particpants Cross the Hatem Bridge
Susquehanna River Running Festival Particpants Cross the Hatem Bridge
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1 Baltimore Running Festival

October 19, 2019

The event that many are calling one of the best races on the East Coast, now finishing at the Inner Harbor. With five distances to choose from, and all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt for participating, this event is for you! You won’t want to miss the 19th Baltimore Running Festival!

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2 Turkey Trots

November 23-30, 2019
Get off the couch and get your heart pumping at these Turkey Trots all across Maryland.  These races are a great way to spend your morning, work off a few extra calories, and help great organizations!
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3 St Michaels Running Festival

May 16, 2020
Flattest, Fastest 13.1 in the Mid Atlantic!  More information and registration...

4 Charles Village Festival and 5k

June  2020
Run through one of the hippest neighborhoods in Baltimore and enjoy an amazing music lineup and other events like the Garden Walk.  More information and registration...

5 Maryland Half Marathon

June  2020
The Maryland Half Marathon benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Steward Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.  New in 2019 is the fastest team competition. More information and registration...

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6 Baltimore Women's Classic

June 28, 2020
Join the Mid-Atlantic’s largest all women’s 5k, the Baltimore Women’s Classic. More information and registration...

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7 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

June 14, 2020
Hosted by one of the country's oldest colonial towns, this race will wind you through history. You might even spot a bald eagle or a rare white-tailed Sika deer.  More information and registration...

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8 Hagerstown Sprint Triathalon

July 12, 2020
This “sprint” distance Triathlon, designed for all levels, will start and end at Halfway Park in Hagerstown, MD…..just 25 minutes from Frederick, MD and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC.  This is a great course for the beginner or the experienced triathlete who wants to go fast!  More information and registration...

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9 Frederick Women's Distance Festival

August 1,  2020
for more than 30 years the Women’s Distance Festival celebrates the history of women’s rights to participate in running events at any distance and at any age. While women’s participation in distance running nearly matches that of men, the Women’s Distance Festival continues to serve as a celebration of the determination and dedication of women runners across the country.  More information and registration...

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10 Pemberton 24 - Festival of 5Ks over 24 Hours - Salisbury

September, 2019
How many 5Ks do you think you can run in 24 hours?  Here is an exciting running festival where you can find out.  A 5K will start every hour on the hour for 24 hours. Runners can complete up to a total of 75 miles on the Pemberton Historical Park trails.


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Location:
5561 Plantation Ln
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-548-4900


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Susquehanna River Running Festival Particpants Cross the Hatem Bridge Image Credit: Susquehanna River Running Festival

11 Susquehanna River Running Festival - Harford & Cecil Counties

September, 2020
You would be hard pressed to find a more interesting and scenic running festival. Tydings Park in Havre de Grace lies where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay.  Runners will be treated to a tour of historic Havre De Grace with its Victorian architecture and water views.  Half marathon, relay and 10K runners will enjoy spectacular views from the 1.2 mile long Hatem Bridge.  In Cecil County's Perryville, runners will pass the historic Rodgers Tavern, a famous wayside for revolutionary troops, and enjoy the campus at Perry Point VA Medical Center which also provides sweeping views of the bay.  After leaving Cecil County, the race passes the historic Lock House Museum and one of the oldest lighthouses on the east coast just before the finish line.  The after party includes free hot meal plus one free beer for runners, a food truck for fans and live music for everyone.

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12 Ironman Maryland

September 19, 2020
Spot a bald eagle or a white-tailed deer as you wind through one of the country's oldest colonial towns.
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13 Tunnel Run

October, 2020
The GEICO Tunnel Run is an underwater 5k run/walk!  And by underwater, we don't mean you will get wet running it.  Instead, you will get a chance to experience the Tunnel in a very unique way.  Participants can run out and back through Bore 4 of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.  This unique course is certified by USATF. This event is hosted by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

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Location:
5561 Plantation Ln
Salisbury, MD 21801

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