WHERE ARE YOU RUNNING THIS WEEKEND?

The Baltimore Road Runners Club (BRRC) wants to make sure you have every opportunity to run with the Greater Baltimore running community. Here are our updates on running opportunities for the weekend and near future.

Saturday

BRRC Long Run
Let’s again hang with the NCR Trail Snails to run at the NCR Trail. No one knows the NCR as well as the Snails. The Snails meet at the Mile 0 marker at Ashland road, off of Paper Mill Road which leads to a small parking lot. Quiet voices are encouraged to avoid annoying local home occupants. Various paces are likely- perfect for new runners as well as moderately faster runners. Unlimited mileage potentials, so pick your distance. Mile markers are generally accurate. 7:30 am start. More info go to http://ncrtrailsnails.com/.

Pacemakers
This is a great group that meets in different areas of Baltimore City and County. Bob Hilson has mapped out every inch of the Baltimore area and knows every small coffee shop and diner. The group varies from 20-50 on any given Saturday and a runner can usually find a suitable pace with others. Bob also has a written direction map for those who might need it. Here is Bob’s info for this week

Yo, The Run is set for Saturday, a nice, rolling and mildly challenging jaunt through Druid Hill Park and bits of the Hampden, Remington, Roland Park, Johns Hopkins University and Charles Village neighborhoods.

We launch at 7 a.m. from the Starbucks at the Rotunda, 711 W 40th St., and are offered the opportunity to run either 4, 7.5, 10, 12.7 or 14 miles. Parking available.

And, In other Pacemaker News-
Congrats to Linell Smith, who on Saturday snatched first place hardware in her division at the National Senior Games (age 50+) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., becoming the first Pacemakers national champion.

Linell competed in the 10k against 23 other women from across the country and Trinidad and Tobago who, like Linell, had to qualify to race for the national championship. The weather was far from ideal for racing — hot and very humid with temps in the 70s – but Linell maintained a steady pace and finished 14 seconds in front of the second-place finisher. Incredible!

Sunday
Oregon Ridge Trails
Not officially this weekend. Most are running the First State 10K/25K/50K near Wilminton,DE. We will be back again soon

Upcoming
May 29-Big Gunpowder Trail Race
At 5 (ish) miles the Big Gunpowder race is the shortest in the BRRC trail series. But don’t let that fool you! There’s still plenty of excitement in those miles, including a killer climb at the start, probably a water crossing or two, definitely some mud, a few rocky sections, and some of the prettiest single-track around.
This is a GPS Series Race. Please also note- No cash prizes for this race, only glory and pride.

Registration is race-day only starting at 8:15 am in the parking area on the east side of Belair Road (on the side opposite Gunpowder Lodge). Race starts at 9.
See BRRC website for further details.

Baltimore 10 Miler
June 4th
This race is a Baltimore classic with a usually competitive field.Go to baltimoretenmiler.com for details and to register.
AND-
BRRC has been approached to help with water stop #3. Great opportunity to help out and watch the race – From their Volunteer Coordinator, Tood Klingerman-
“If we could get 5 or more volunteers that would be great. I will also be adding the link for volunteers to sign up on! https://www.baltimoretenmiler.com/volunteers/ ”

BelAir Town Run- June 5th
Harford County Running Club, the Harford County running affiliate of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) conducts the Bel Air Town Run (BATR) 5K as a community event to promote health, fitness and running. The 5K race is also a part of the Maryland RRCA Championship Series of races. There is also a 1 mile fun walk option.
https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/BelAirTownRun5K to register

Father’s Day 5K Farm Festival
June 18th
Baltimore County Agricultural Center. 1114 Shawan Road 21230. http://www.bullseyerunning.com/event/fathers-day-5k-farm-festival/
Fathers Day 6K Run and 3K Fun Run
June 19th
Big Truck Farm Brewery. 19919 Cameron Mill Road, Parkton,MD 21120. Great Run through the Hop Fields and surrounding woods. Race director Dan Krausz. See http://BRRC.com for further details. 7:15 am registration and 8 am start

BRRC Picnic
June 26
Details will be available soon. Open to all BRRC members and guests. Hazel is working to provide great food options and games and family fun. Again to be held at the home of Brian Flowers.

JULY 4th OPTIONS
Towson 4 on the 4th!
Registration is OPEN for the Towson 4 on the 4th! The 4 mile race follows the parade route before the July 4th parade in Towson. Come run a fun race, get a medal & premium T shirt, and then watch the parade! This event benefits the BRRC Scholarship fund and the Towson Chamber of Commerce, who help make Towson a great part of Baltimore County. This is the second year BRRC has partnered with them to put on this race.
For more information and to register, visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Towson/Towson4onthe4th

39th Arbutus Firecracker 10K
Classic race in Arbutus. Go to http://www.bullseyerunning.com/event/39th-annual-arbutus-firecracker-10k/ for details

Bel Air Town Run- July 5
A great competitive 5K

Finally-
We are trying to up our BRRC Instagram feeds- Feel free to send your photos of our running events, or other running events or running accomplishments to baltimoreroadrunners@gmail.com. We will collate the photos and publish some of them on our Instagram feed each week. We may not be able to put all of them on the site, depending on volume.