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


NCR Trail Snails/BRRC Long Run

Another chance to run with the 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

Susquehanna River Running Festival- 5K,10K, and Half Marathon

September 24, 8 am start

Check out this great event which takes you to beautiful Havre de Grace and Perryville. Great courses and wonderful scenery. Pace groups available for the Half Marathon led by your favorite Baltimore Pacemaker runners. Proceeds benefit the Al Cesky scholarship funds for worthy Harford County students.

Run of the Week

Pacemakers meet Falls Road Running at the Baltimore Running Festival Training Run

The Pacemakers 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. And, as an extra bonus- he collects old but usable running shoes to be shipped to Haiti. Here is Bob’s info for this week:

Yo, The Run is on for Saturday, the first run of fall and time for a nice tour of a good chunk of the upcoming Baltimore Marathon and Half Marathon routes.

We launch at 7 a.m. (NEW TIME) from the corner of Linwood Street and Eastern Avenue at the southeast corner of Patterson Park. The run is part of a larger run sponsored by The Falls Road Running Store and covers distances from 10 to 30 miles.

Fluids will be provided at three locations on the route, and it is suggested that you bring something to drink from. Also, if you’re not running we’d appreciate your help distributing fluids to the runners. Contact Pete or Megan at the Falls Road Running Store for more information.

Marian House 5K

September 24, 9 am start, 7:30 am registration

This race supports a great organization which provides transitional housing to women and children in need, and provides support in their transition to independence. Always a favorite for Bob Hilson, chief Pacemaker. For info and sign up go to

On the Horizon

BRRC GPS NCR Half Marathon

October 2. 8 am start. 7 am registration. See link below for on line registration

This iow key race is one of the 9 races in our BRRC Grand Prix Series.  Course begins just north of Sparks Road on NCR Trail, heads north to Monkton Road, turns back south to Paper Mill Road, then back north to finish at Sparks Road.  Registration will begin at 7:00 AM.  Entry fees are free to our members, $15 for non-members.  But- If you register as a member it is free. What a bargain! Donations are appreciated from members.  The course is smooth and flat, on the historic  (since 1832!)  NCR trail. Course begins at the Sparks Road crossing of the NCR Trail (, Location P6).  Parking space is very limited at the trail crossing.  There is abundant Free Parking located approximately 0.4 mile walk from the trail, at the abandoned stone school building, at 1036 Sparks Rd., Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152, west of the NCR trail crossing. GPS is 39°32’19.3″N 76°38’39.5″W. Registration is at the old Sparks Elementary site.

We will be awarding prize money to BRRC members for the top three male and female overall finishers – 1st place, $50 – 2nd place, $40 – 3rd place, $30

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help with race morning. Volunteer by sending an email to Alan Hirsch at or Mike Nasuta at

To sign up in advance : BRRC NCR Half Marathon Signup 

Baltimore Running Festival

October 15th

Sign up for the races which turn Baltimore into run city. Or- join the BRRC at our water stop. The Baltimore Running Festival is next month and once again, BRRC will support a water stop.  We will be back at about Mile 6, Water Stop 3, the same location as last year, a new location from years before then.

We will need volunteers there about 6:45 am. I would love to have about 15 volunteers if possible, more are always welcome, can’t have too many people cheering on the runners!

If you are able to volunteer, please go to the site below and register, all volunteers have to register on the official race website, please also email me, Suzie Boltz, at so I can keep you updated as the races gets close.
Volunteers typically get a shirt from the race and BRRC supplies coffee and donuts before the race and a breakfast for volunteers after the race.

We always have a great time, hope you can join us!
volunteer registration – select water stop 3!

BRRC GPS Cross Country 5K

October 22nd, 9 am

Details to follow, but this 5K cross country race is a part of our GPS series. Run 3 of the 9 races and if you are a member of the BRRC you are automatically in the running for our GPS rankings.
Race director is Dan Krausz.-

AWE Inspiring 5k

October 22nd, 9am
Herring Run Park

Asylee Women’s Enterprises (AWE) supports asylum seekers and trafficking survivors as they rebuild their lives in Maryland. Your support will allow AWE to provide food, shelter, legal services, medical support and a place of healing to families fleeing violence and persecution. Registration

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run

November 13th

The Bay Bridge Run is one of the largest, most exciting mid-distance events anywhere.  4.35 miles of the 10k course takes place over water, on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Maryland’s most unique experience is back!  After a successful return in 2021, the Bay Bridge Run is scheduled once again for November 13, 2022.  Don’t miss out on the chance to run or walk over the Chesapeake Bay.  The beloved Maryland tradition returns with a 10 kilometer, 6.2 mile point-to-point course will take runners over the eastbound span of the 4.35 mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Participants will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year.  This event happens once a year and is the only way to cross this majestic span on foot.

The race is open to participants of various levels of fitness and physical abilities as long as you are able to complete the event at an average pace of 19 minutes/mile.

NCR Marathon and Half Marathon

November 26

This 33rd edition of the BRRC NCR Marathon and Half Marathon is coming together. Keep it on your radar screen as our premier event of the year. Sign up to run or plan on volunteering. There is a volunteer link on the site. Please use this to request a premium size and request an assignment.

Thank you to Falls Road Running Store for sponsoring this newsletter.