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 is our updates on running opportunities for the weekend and near future.
NCR Trail Snails/ BRRC Long Run
Meet up with the NCR Trail Snails running at the Loch Raven Reservoir. The Snails meet at McFauls Restaurant at the corner of Loch Raven Drive at Cromwell Valley Road. 7:30 am start. Good parking as long as we leave by 11am. Various paces are likely- perfect for new runners as well as moderately faster runners. The full loop measures 10 miles if you stay on the roads. Some may opt for a trail option. More info go to http://ncrtrailsnails.com/.
BRRC 10 Miler Training Group
The BRRC 10 Mile Training Group will meet at Loch Raven on Saturday mornings. They will meet at 7:00 am at the corner of Loch Raven Drive and Morgan Mill Road (“The Rock)”. The plan for this week calls for an easy 3.5 mile run. You are still welcome to sign up at BRRC.com and join officially.
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 set for Saturday, a gentle tour of some of the many interesting, infamous and historical spots of West Baltimore, as well as a chance to visit pockets of the Sandtown-Winchester, Harlem Park, McCulloh Homes, Druid Heights, Gilmor Homes, Union Square, Sowebo, Upton, Pigtown and Hollins Market communities.
We launch at 7 a.m. from the Hollins Market, 26 S. Arlington Ave. (at the corner of Hollins Street and Arlington Avenue), and get the chance to run 7.4 (or shorter), 10, 11 or 13 miles. As mentioned before, this run might be a bit slower and include several stops for those who choose to stop. There are no planned stops for the last 5.5 miles.
Congrats to all who raced the Annapolis Running Festival last weekend, especially. . .
* Megan DiGregorio, who was the first woman to finish the half marathon and the 11th overall finisher
* Mark Hyman, who took second place hardware in his division in the half marathon
* Anne Hamel and Harry Bosk, who both took first place honors in their division in the 10k
* Helen Jones and Karsten Hansen, who both took second place 10k hardware in their division
Good luck this weekend to Harry Bosk at the New York City Half Marathon, Missy Coatrieux at the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach and Insung Kim, who will run the St. Patrick’s Marathon in D.C. as a training run for an upcoming 100 miler. Yes, a training run.
Shoes for Haiti?
No organized trail runs this weekend. Most of the usual suspects will be in Salisbury for the Tim Kennard 10 miler and 5k.
On The Horizon
RACE OF THE WEEKEND
Baltimore’s Saint Patrick’s Day 5k
Friday March 17th, 6:30 pm
Best St. Patrick’s Day party in Baltimore. The Baltimore Road Runners Club (BRRC) will be hosting this race for its 5th time. We hope you celebrate your Irish, or your not so Irish, heritage with us with a run through Baltimore’s most historic park. Feel free to wear your favorite St. Patrick’s Day garb or dress like a leprechaun! Celebrate the run with beer after the race in the courtyard behind Patterson Park Public Charter School (PPPCS)! It’s Saint Patrick’s Day after all.
Course: Want to chase a PR? This might be the course for you! This net-downhill, 100% asphalt course drops 40 feet from start to finish and stays on the wider sections of roadway (no vehicles) through Patterson Park. There is one large climb in the 2nd mile but you’re rewarded with a run-by of the Pagoda and a long descent to the Pulaski Monument before finishing. We will have mile marks and split times
Race director is Graham Peck at email@example.com . Feel free to contact him if you can volunteer
GET THE COOL BRRC COPPER MUG. BEER BY KEY BREWING AFTER THE RACE AND MUSIC- GREAT ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY!
Cost is $30 for BRRC Members and $45 for Non-members.
RACE DAY SIGN UP
Tim Kennard River Run
March 19th Salisbury, MD
This race is a perennial favorite of the Peck family. Join them for the 18th annual Tim Kennard River Run on March 19, 2023, and have fun for a good cause. Salisbury Bible Fellowship (1500 Court Plaza Ln) has kindly provided their support and their facility for the race start and finish. Also, they are committing to making race day a day of service for their church.
Distance options are a 10-mile run, 5K run and 5K noncompetitive walk. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Packet pickup will be held Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Public House and from 7-8 a.m. at Salisbury Bible Fellowship on race day.
To ensure runner safety, unregistered runners, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, baby joggers, and dogs are strictly prohibited on the 10 mile and 5K race course. The noncompetitive 5K walk will allow baby joggers and well-behaved canines.
Any questions may be directed to info@TimKennard.org.
For info and sign up-
HAT Run 50K
Saturday March 25th
March 25th, 2023 will mark the 33rd running of this iconic spring ultra-marathon on the trails of Susquehanna State Park, in Havre de Grace, MD. The 50-kilometer course traverses single-track trails, intermixed with open fields, dirt roads, and as few steps as we can manage on black-top. Our course covers nearly every inch of the park over two identical loops with nearly 4,300 feet of climbing. Be ready for 4 stream crossings – (read: your feet will get wet!)
Sign up at-
Genessee Valley 24 Hour Run
24hrs at Genessee Valley will be a trail loop at Genessee Valley Outdoor Learning Center in Parkton, MD. Runners have 24 hours to complete as many loops as possible. Awards will be presented to the overall winner in each category. This will be a chip timed event. In the event of a tie for number of loops overall time will be used to determine the winner.
Individual, Two person, and 4 person team options available
The race begins at 10AM on Saturday March 25th. All runners must complete their final lap by 10AM on Sunday March 26th.
For info and to sign up-
Race For Reading 10K
March 25th, 9 am
NCR Trail, Paper Mill Parking Lot
Did you know that students who do not read over the summer months can lose up to 25% of their previous learning gains? This is referred to as the “summer slump.” The purpose of the Race for Reading 10k is to raise money for books for students in Baltimore City Schools. 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase books for students to take home at the end of the school year. Help prevent summer slide. Sign up today and let’s put books in the hands of students.
Discount Code: $10 off (Use code BRRC10)
Every runner receives $5 to Charm City Books. Refreshments provided by Uber Bagels
100% of proceeds go to Baltimore City Schools summer reading
This Race is for the Birds 5K/10K
Potomac Audubon Society
Broomgrass Farm, Berkley, WV
Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society for the 23rd annual “This Race is for the Birds!” Run, walk, or jog a 5k or 10k with us in-person on the beautiful cross-country trails of the Broomgrass Farm Community in Berkeley County, WV. For those who are not local or not available the day of the race, we welcome your participation through our virtual 5K/10K option. Virtual participants may choose between running, walking, biking, horseback riding, paddling, or another way to complete the distances. Feel free to get creative!
We are so grateful to all who register and support this important fundraiser for Potomac Valley Audubon Society. All proceeds support our programs and nature preserves.
Registration and event details can be found on the race website www.raceforthebirds.org
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and 5K
April 2, Washington, D.C.
7 am start
Sold out years ago but always fun to watch this great race
Under Armour/Kelly Benefits Sole of the City 10K
April 8th, 8:30 am
Beginning and ending at Harbor Point, the Sole of the City 10K features a beautiful course along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the surrounding communities, with great premiums from Under Armour, and a great psot race party with beer and live music.
To sign up-
Main Street Mile
April 12, 6:30 pm
410 East Main Street, Westminster,MD
This is the 37th running of this classic event held by the Westminster Road Runners. Heat #1 is the official timed race and is for those running less than a 10 minute mile. Heat #2 is the Connor Smith Memorial Fun Run.
Ice cream sandwiches and a WRRC medal for all finishers
To sign up-
Gunpowder Keg 25K/50K
Bunker Hill Area of Gunpowder State Park
This race is back up and ready to go. Race Directors Kristin Bremer and Missy Coatrieux have agreed to resurrect this great event. A 25K loop allows both a 25K and a 50K option. Registration is now live! https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=102533. PUT THIS ON YOUR RACE CALENDAR!
Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk
April 16th, 8:30 am
The Happiest Morning in Maryland is right around the corner! Lace up and join the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland for the 12th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, April 16, 2023, beginning at 8:30 am.
Register online at https://rmhcmaryland.org/red-shoe-shuffle/ and use code RUNCLUB for $5 off the race fee.
BRRC GPS Series 15K
April 23rd, 8am
Vicki and Christian Creutzer are again hosting another of our great GPS races beginning in Freeland, MD. Last years’ event took us north into Pennsylvania, through New Freedom and to Glen Rock, the back down to Freeland. Full details will soon follow, but put this one on your calendar to rack up those GPS points!
BRRC Training Groups are back!
Ken Furman and our dedicated RRCA certified running coaches have offered to start our first post-Covid training group. This group will have the Baltimore 10 Mile Run as it’s goal. But- feel free to participate if you are gearing toward any distance or if you just want to up your game and begin building your base. “Unofficial” runs will meet at Carver High School track on Thursday nights, and Saturday morning long runs at Loch Raven.
Sign up is FREE, at-
Further info will also be available on our website, BRRC.com
Ladies Night Track Series with Falls Road Running
Join the Falls Road Running Store Ladies Night Track training group Wednesday evenings this spring and summer!
Each Wednesday, starting at 6:30 PM, from April 19 – June 28, the Falls Road Running Store will host a women’s run training, specifically utilizing track workout sessions. Are you a former track star? Never run track? Played a different sport? Love the roads? All runners welcome, if you consider yourself a walker that has some speed this is also for you!
When: Wednesday’s, workout start at 6:30 PM from April 19 – June 28, 2023
Where: Loyola/Hopkins Track, 1101 E. 33rd St., Baltimore, MD 21218
To register: LNT Sign up