Starting Line of the St. Michaels Running Festival
Talbot County Tourism

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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Starting Line of the St. Michaels Running Festival
Talbot County Tourism

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St Michaels Running Festival
May

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

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Muddy Princess Maryland
May, Southern Maryland
Muddy Princess Maryland
Muddy Princess Maryland

This outdoor 5km (3.1 mile) obstacle mud run is for women only. Princesses can be any and all sizes, ages and fitness levels.  There is no focus on fastest times or competitions, the focus is on fun. So run, walk, crawl, climb, slide, balance and laugh your way along the course for an amazing “girls dirty day out!”

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Maryland Half Marathon
May, Baltimore

The Maryland Half Marathon benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Steward Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.  More information and registration...

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Baltimore Women's Classic
June
Women runners

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

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Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
June, Cambridge
ironman.com

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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Hagerstown Sprint Triathalon
July
racinemultisports.com

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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Frederick Women's Distance Festival
August
frederickwdf.com

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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Pemberton 24 - Festival of 5Ks over 24 Hours - Salisbury
September
Pemberton Historical Park

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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Ironman Maryland
September, Cambridge
ironman.com

Spot a bald eagle or a white-tailed deer as you wind through one of the country's oldest colonial towns.
More information and registration...

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Susquehanna River Running Festival
September, Harford & Cecil Counties
Susquehanna River Running Festival Particpants Cross the Hatem Bridge
Susquehanna River Running Festival

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.  The after party includes free hot meal plus one free beer for runners, a food truck for fans and live music for everyone.
More info....

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Tunnel Run
October, Fort McHenry Tunnel, Baltimore
Geico Tunnel Run
Geico Tunnel Run

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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Baltimore Running Festival
October
People running in a marathon
Baltimore Running Festival

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 Baltimore Running Festival!
More information and registration...
*Virtual event in 2020 - returns in full 2021.

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Turkey Trots
November
YmdTurkeyTrot.org

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!
More info....