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
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 Long Run
The BRRC training group has a 7 am meet up at Morgan Mill and Loch Raven Drive (“The Rock”). You can still sign up if you haven’t already and a weekly email will get you going! See below or at BRRC.com for details.

BRRC Beginner/Intermediate 5K Training Group
The group meets Saturday morning at 6:45 AM to take off at 7:00 AM sharp, at Meadowood Regional Park — 10650 Falls Rd. Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093. Go to BRRC.com to sign up

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:

Hey, The Run is set for Saturday, a fine cruise along much of the Baltimore Marathon course and a good way to get as many as 20 training miles into a weekend jaunt.

The festivities begin at 7 a.m. from the corner of Eastern and Linwood avenues on the outskirts of Patterson Park. The run is hosted/sponsored by Pete, Megan and all of the good folks at the Falls Road Running Store as they try to prepare you for one of the races at the Baltimore Running Festival in a few weeks or another fall race.

There will be three water stops along the way. Still, you might want to bring your own fluids, gels or other energy supplements. Free parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods, but if you live close, consider running to the start.

As usual, there are no fees, no timers and no closed roads. Runners of all abilities are welcome, but everyone is asked to either run on the sidewalks or against traffic.

Please email pete@baltimorerunning.com with the distance you plan to run and select “Going” or “Maybe” if you are still unsure, so that you see all the updates.

Falls Road Running
Baltimore Marathon Training Run
September 23rd 7 am
Department of Redundancy Department (See above, but I thought they needed their own post)

Falls Road Running is hosting a free Baltimore RunFest training run on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7am. The run starts and finishes in Patterson Park – Eastern Ave & Linwood Ave near the Pulaski Monument

This is my favorite bandit run in the Baltimore area. 100’s of runners take to the streets of Baltimore to roughly run much of the course of the Baltimore Marathon and Half Marathon.

Several people have asked if we really start at 7am or is it 7:10-7:15. We start the run at 7AM.

Three water stops along the course.
Please carry your own hydration device.
Streets are open to cars, this is not a closed course.
Run on sidewalks when possible. Use caution.
Hydrate early & often – don’t forget the sunscreen.
You must RSVP to participate so they have numbers and can provide enough support-

Asics Susquehanna River Running Festival
September 23rd

Charm City Run Events is excited to bring you the 2023 ASICS Susquehanna River Running Festival presented by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in conjunction with the Al Cesky Scholarship Fund! Set in the scenic waterfront towns of Havre de Grace and Perryville, MD, the SRRF features Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races. Stunning waterfront views, great SWAG, and local hospitality make this event one of the area’s best. Half Marathon and 10K runners travel over the Hatem Bridge – an opportunity only available at SRRF! We can’t wait to share this experience with you!
To register-


Oregon Ridge Trail Run
8 am Start at the Big Parking Lot
13555 Beaver Dam Road 21030. (Not the Nature Center)

It’s time to get the Oregon Ridge trail runs back in action. Join us for a tour of the Oregon Ridge Trails. 4 to 6 miles (or more). If torrential downpour you may be on your own this week.

Hopewell Cancer Center 1 Mile Run/Walk
Sunday, September 24
Meadowood Regional Park, Lutherville 21093

A yearly fund raiser for the the Hopewell Cancer Center to support patients and families living with cancer

To volunteer or register-


On The Horizon

Marion House 5K
September 30
7:30 registration, 9 am race
Please join us! Our 2023 race is a hybrid format: we have both virtual and in-person options. We will begin at Marian House. The course takes runners down 33rd Street, halfway around scenic Lake Montebello, and back to finish at Marian House.

The Race Village will be at Marian House and along the adjacent street, Gorsuch Ave. After all, there’s no place like home! We can’t wait to see you on September 30th!

You can learn more and register at http://marianhouse.org/5k

BRRC GPS Half Marathon
October 1
This event, NOT to be confused with the NCR Marathon and Half Marathon which occurs after Thanksgiving, is a flat NCR course that begins and ends at Sparks Road. This is another of the BRRC GPS Series races and doing 3 of our 9 races allows you to be in the mix for BRRC fame and glory. Registration is race morning at Sparks Road. Cash prizes to male and female 1-2-3, and to First male and female master (no double dipping!) Volunteers needed- contact Alan Hirsch at Donnasbiz@aol.com

Baltimore Running Festival
October 14th
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Always a great run in our fair city.
To register-

BRRC Water Stop at the Baltimore Running Festival Marathon
October 14th
It’s that time of year again, the Baltimore Running Festival is one month away and we need volunteers for the BRRC water stop. We are again at water stop #3, about the 6 mi marker. If you can volunteer, please go online and register, and please also let me know so I can track our volunteers. You can email me at 50shares@comcast.net with questions and to let me know that you registered.
BRRC has supported a water stop at every marathon since it started and we’re excited to continue the tradition. Treats to kickstart the morning (coffee, donuts, hot chocolate), then breakfast on the club after.
We need to be at the waterstop about 6:45 am, we’ll be done around 10:30 and head to breakfast. If you use the link below, go to water stop 3 to complete the volunteer registration.
thanks in advance!
To volunteer at the BRRC Water Stop-

Patapsco Valley 50K and 25 K
Saturday, October 21

Welcome to the 10th annual Patapsco Valley 50k AND the 2nd running of the Patapsco Valley 25k! We are excited to have our race headquarters back at CCBC-Catonsville AND to offer an ALL-NEW 25k distance option again!

ALL runners, including virtual runners, will receive a high-quality Brooks event shirt, an additional PV50K/25K logo premium item (knit hat, socks, buffs are examples of previous premiums we have offered), a scenic and historic well-marked trail course, 5 well-stocked aid stations run by some of the best volunteers in ultra-running, post-race food and drink, and a one-of-a-kind finishers award: PV50K finishers receive our famous, unique and coveted hand-thrown mug- 25K finishers can expect an amazing finishers medal when you cross the line. Runners will be going COUNTERCLOCKWISE on the course this year!

Red Hot Run
November 5th
Roland Park Country School
7:30 Packet pick up, 8:30 race

Join us for the 12th Annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk. Grab your family, co-workers, classmates, neighbors and friends for this exciting community event. Be sure to stay for the Post-Race Celebration with awards, games, refreshments, snacks, face painting, a photo booth, and more! All proceeds go to The Fund for Roland Park Country School.
To register-

Rosaryville Veterans Day 50K and 20K
November 11

Beautiful trails in Rosaryville Park in Upper Marlborough,Md, in a race put on by the Annapolis Striders
To register-

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run/Walk
November 12th

Great fun experience to run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This generally sells out so register early if interested-

BRRC NCR Marathon and Half Marathon
November 25th
Runners and volunteers should start gearing up for our annual marquis event. We are excited to now have official permission to again use the Oldfield’s School campus for this event with it’s certified marathon course. Yes, same course as last year! Sign up is available now on the BRRC.com website. Volunteer sign up now available- Sign up NOW!
To register to run or volunteer, go to-

BRRC Training Groups in Progress- Go to BRRC.COM for registration info and details-
Beginning/Intermediate 5K and
Half Marathon Training
Includes free track workouts for all at Carver High School in Towson on Thursday Nights, and a long run at Loch Raven on Saturday Morning at 7am. You don’t need to be training for any distance run to join in any of the workouts.