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
The Trail Snails are back this week 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

BRRC 10 Miler Training Group

The Baltimore 10 MIler is Here! Have a great run and great fun.


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, a gentle and mostly runner-friendly stroll through parts of the Mt. Vernon, Charles Village, downtown, Locust Point, Federal Hill and Johns Hopkins University communities.

We launch at 7 a.m. from Towson Hot Bagels, 3208 St. Paul St., and get the chance to run either 4, 5, 8, 10, 12 or 14.3 miles.


No organized trail run this weekend- many of the regulars doing runs in Acadia National Park.

On The Horizon

Maryland Half Marathon and 5K
June 10th, Fulton, MD

The Maryland Half Marathon and 5K benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Register as an individual or as a team.

For info and to register

22 Miles to Break Boundaries
June 9th -11th

Chesapeake High School, Pasadena,MD Captain Kyle Butters , USA, retired, is running 22 miles on each of 2 days (44 miles total) to raise awareness and money for military veterans mental health. You are invited to run with Kyle, either virtually or in person. For more information-

22 Miles to Break Boundaries

Run-up to Juneteenth 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk
June 11, 8:30 am

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Run Up To Juneteenth 5k/1mile Walk Run across the Hanover Street Bridge! Baltimore’s citywide Juneteenth commemorations kick-off with the Run Up To Juneteenth, an uplifting event promoting the importance of health, wellness and education. Connecting the communities of Baltimore Peninsula and Cherry Hill, the route includes the scenic Hanover Street Bridge, and a short loop along the waterfront in Middle Branch Park, before turning around and heading back over the bridge. Start and finish will be at the fun-filled Race Village at Baltimore Peninsula, featuring music, entertainment, all-local food vendors/entrepreneurs and hands-on activities for children – plus, an exclusive sneak peek of Baltimore’s Black Restaurant Week and AFRAM. Proceeds from the Run Up to Juneteenth benefit The SEED School of Maryland’s College Transition & Success Program; learn more at seedschoolmd.org.
For more information and to sign up-

Juneteenth 5k, 1 Mile Fun Run
Monday, June 19th

This rare Monday evening race benefits the NAACP Randallstown Youth Council. Discounts offered to BRRC members using code RRClubs5

For info and registration-

BRRC Summer Track Series
June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19

The BRRC Summer Track Series appears to be on target for our Mixed event series and The Meet of the Miles. We again will split the series with one meet at Goucher and 3 at Calvert Hall. These are always fun and well attended events, and are FREE. Come out and show us those fast legs! 5:30 pm registration, with 6 pm start. Stay tuned on Facebook if weather causes us to cancel.

June 21- Calvert Hall
June 28- Calvert Hall- Meet of the Miles
July 12- Goucher
July 19- Calvert Hall

BRRC Picnic
Sunday June 25th

BRRC Members, families and guests are invited to the 2023 edition of the BRRC Summer Picnic. Mistfield Farm
15324 Falls Road 21152. (4 miles north of Shawan Rd on Falls Road)
1 pm until 4 pm
Food by Jake’s Barbecue. Moon Bounce, Swimming Pool

Arbutus Firecracker 10k
July 4th

This classic local 10K brings out the fast runners in the area. This is the 40th year.
To register-https://register.chronotrack.com/r/72579

Towson 4 on the 4th
July 4th

A race on a Tuesday!?
That’s right folks, Towson 4 on the 4th is on a Tuesday! The 4 mile race follows the parade route before the July 4th parade in Towson. Come out and run a fun race, get a medal & premium T shirt, and then watch the parade! This event also benefits the Towson Chamber of Commerce, who help make Towson a great part of Baltimore County. This is the third year BRRC has partnered with them to put on this race.

Register before June 1 for the early bird discount! https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Towson/Towson4onthe4th

Catoctin 50K and Half CAT
July 8
This challenging 50K/25K trail race takes place in Cunningham Falls State Park, on what is often one of the hottest days of the year. Fortunately the rocky trails are mostly under the shade of trees with a number of stream crossings. Register soon to avoid being shut out.


Sweet Air Trail Race
July 16th, 9 am

This great 7 mile or so trail race traverses some of the prettiest trails in the Gunpowder State Park system. Race starts at 9 am. The race is limited to 100 runners. Details of sign up in next few weeks.

BRRC Training Groups

We just completed the first post-covid training group for many who will participate in the Baltimore 10-Miler on June 3rd. Plans are afoot for a likely Baltimore Running Festival Half Marathon training group to prepare for the race in October. Some could also use this for the Charles Street 12 Mile Race. Stay tuned for details, but will likely continue the Thursday track workouts at Carver and Saturday morning long runs at Loch Raven