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. This is 1/4 mile east of York road off of Paper Mill Road. Ashland Rd 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.

Hey, The Run is on for Saturday, one of our favorite jaunts as we tour bits of the downtown, Reservoir Hill, Bolton Hill, Mt. Vernon, Charles Village, Druid Hill Park and Remington communities.

The party begins at 6:30 a.m. from the Bun Shop, 239 W. Read St. in Mt. Vernon, and offers YOU the chance to run either 2, 4, 8.3, 10.2, 13.5, 15.5 or 20 miles. What a bargain.

Congrats to all who raced last weekend, especially. . .

** Jody Wood, who snatched third place hardware in her division at the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5k.

** Cynthia Evans, who took first place in her division yesterday in the two-mile race at the BRRC track series at Calvert Hall College High School. Her time beat this year’s regional record holder by more than a minute and earned her the regional (DMV) top ranking in the two mile.

Sunday
Oregon Ridge Trails
No official run this weekend given the multitude of July 4th weekend runs. Have a great holiday!

Weekend And On the Horizon
Asics Independence Day 4 Miler
Presented by Independent Brewery
July 3rd, 8AM
Join us for our annual 4th of July celebration – the Asics Independence Day 4 Miler presented by Independent Brewing Company! Come out in your Red, White & Blue, run the Ma & Pa Trail and end at Independent Brewing Company where the first beer is included with race registration for those 21+.
https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/IndependenceDay4MilerpresentedbyIndependentBrewingCompany

Twilight Trail Run
July 3rd, 8:10 PM START
Come join the Independence Day fun at Baltimore Road Runners Club’s “Twilight” trail race at Cromwell Valley Park! The race will start in the sunlight’s last gleaming and end in the dusk/dark. The race will be 6ish miles starting and ending in the Talmar area going through some rolling hills and some fast single track. We will have pizza and beer (pending permit approval at the finish line, but really, just past it. Maybe 100ft). A great time is sure to be had by all! All proceeds will benefit BRRC, Talmar and Cromwell Valley Park, are non-profit, all volunteer organizations. Registration now available at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=95316.
This race is limited to 200 runners.
Bart can always use volunteers. Contact him at Bartrein@comcast.net if you can help.

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
Enter code BRRC4thRunner for a BRRC discount!

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

Race4TheWorld 5K
July 4 8AM
Join as we Race4TheWorld at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 4th at 8am to honor the journey of immigrants from around the world and celebrate the cultural diversity of what it means to be an American. https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Columbia/Race4TheWorld2022
Summer Track Series #2
July 6, 6:30 PM
Join us again for the second installment of our BRRC Summer Track Series at Calvert Hall. See BRRC.com for details. Volunteers needed. Contact Christy and Bailey at Saint15@comcast.net if you can help

Catoctin 50k Trail Run & Half Cat
July 9th
A classic summer ultra. Usually run on a hot sweaty day over rocks and roots and hills. Won at least 3 times by our own Serge Arbona. Details and signup are here: Catoctin 50k Trail Run & Half Cat

Sweet Air Trail Race
July 10th, 9AM
Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, for the Sweet Air Trail Race. This is one of the 9 races in the BRRC Grand prix Series.
This gem of a park is neatly hidden between Baltimore and Harford counties. The park resides in both counties, split by the Little Gunpowder river. This course is 7 ish miles of fantastic trails. You’ll run through gently rolling hills, through fields, and around ponds along with the occasional mud on the course.

This is a joint race between BRRC & RASAC. Take Mountain Road (RT 152) north and then go left on RT 165. Go right on Green Road for about 2 miles and then right on Moores Road. After about ½ mile take a left on Dalton-Bevard Road and the park will be at the top of the hill.

This time of year can be hot so please bring a water bottle to carry with you. There will be an unmanned water station at about 5.5 miles in with water only, no cups.

Volunteers are needed. This will fulfill your Grand Prix Series volunteer commitment. Thank you! Please contact Bart Rein at bartrein@comcast.net if you can help.

Women’s Distance Festival / Christmas in July 5K
July 17 at 8AM, Men are invited
Meadowood Regional Park 10650 Falls Rd Lutherville 21093
Race day registration only starts at 7am
For more information contact race directors:
Maureen Hall at mhall@mdtiming.com
Robin Goodwin at robingood@comcast.net
Further details on https://brrc.com/event/womens-distance-festival/
For information on all races in the Women’s Distance Festival throughout Maryland see https://maryland-rrca.org/wdf-series/.

Too Hot to Trot
August 7 at 7:00 AM
Join us in Patterson Park for this 10K race, a part of our GPS Series. You must run at least 3 of our GPS Series races to qualify for an award. Last years’ singlet was a hit and we are bringing it back in new colors with the BRRC 2H2T Singlet. The race is almost all paved-with a bit of sidewalk and brick, and entirely within the park. No public road crossings! Start and finish at the Patterson Park Central Pavilion, with registration and singlet pick up at 6:00 am Prize money for top finishers! See BRRC.com for more details

Dreaded Druid Hills
August 20th, 7:30AM
Do you love running hills? Then this is the race for you!
The race begins in Druid Hill Park at the Mansion House loop, winding its way past the Rawlings Conservatory, the Zoo entrance and then thru the Frisbee Golf Course. It’s then in the back section of Druid Hill Park where the hills greet you head on! Not to worry, there’s a water stop back there with a large presence of the Baltimore Pacemakers cheering you on & giving you that extra support. Reach the top of the last hill, then turn around and do it all again. No problem!

Our finish line festivities are ice cold watermelon, strawberries, water & Gatorade – all in the shade.

In the past we have made this race with a shirt option but we are giving back to the running community by giving all entrants a race shirt at the non-premium price. This years shirt will be Men’s and Women’s sizing Nike Dri Fit Tank Tops.

This race is a right of passage among the Baltimore running community & beyond. Bragging rights to wear the shirt, and then some! Details and signup are here: Dread Druid Hills 10K.