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
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 Long Run/ Training Group
The Baltimore 10 MIler is done, but the group still carries on, with a 7 am meet up at Morgan Mill and Loch Raven Drive (“The rock”). Distance and pace of your choosing

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 return to Pigtown and a good chance to experience bits of the Federal Hill, Otterbein, Pigtown, Union Square, downtown, Charles Village and Mt. Vernon neighborhoods.

The party begins at 7 a.m. from Swill, 906 Washington Blvd., and you get to run either 2.5, 4.5, 7, 10, 14, 15, 16 or 20 miles. What a bargain.

As always, there’s plenty of parking in Pigtown. Also, if you can, stop in Swill and meet Heather, the owner/chef. Swill normally opens at 10 a.m., but opens for us at 8 a.m., just about when many of you are finishing your run.


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

Baltimore Women’s Classic
Sunday, June 25
Charm City Run is thrilled to announce that the 48th annual MedStar Health Baltimore Women’s Classic 5k presented by New Balance race will be back in Baltimore City in 2023! Women of all participant levels from the Mid-Atlantic and across the country will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5k in scenic Baltimore City (or virtually from wherever they are!). We hope you’ll join us!

Tor register-https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/BaltimoreWomensClassic5KRun

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

Asics Independence Day 4 Miler
July 2nd, 8am start
Ma and Pa Trail, Bel Air
Sponsored by Independence Brewery, and the first beer is free with registration

Register- https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/IndependenceDay4MilerpresentedbyIndependentBrewingCompany?utm_campaign=Spotlight_IND_

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.

Women’s Distance Festival 5K
July 23rd

The Maryland Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series is sponsored by the Maryland RRCA and its participating RRCA clubs. Our WDF Grand Prix Series features 5K (3.1 miles) races for women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Women who complete 4 or more of the different club races are eligible for the WDF PARTICIPATION AWARD.

The BRRC version this year is being led by Rachel Black and Catherine Field at Meadowood Regional Park, 10650 Falls Road, 21093

Details to follow

BRRC Training Groups
We just completed the first post-covid training group for the Baltimore 10-Miler . 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.

And- A Couch to 5K Training Group will soon be announced, led by Ginny Welsh and Catherine Field. Details soon to follow