2016 Moonlight 5k

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jun 18, 2016


Bel Air, MD


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5k Run - Ages 13 & Over

$25 $30 Closed

5k Run - Ages 12 & Under

$15 $15 Closed

1 Mile Walk - Individual Age group/open

$15 $15 Closed

VOLUNTEER - Includes Shirt & Post Race Beverage

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity


5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Location: Harford County Equestrian Center in Bel Air, MD
Time: 5k @ 8:00 PM, 1 Mile Walk @ 8:01 PM

Entry Fees:

$25 from April 1 to April 30 ($15 for kids 12 & under)
$30 from May 1 to June 17 ($20 for kids 12 & under)
$35 on race day ($25 for kids 12 & under)

1 Mile Walk
$15 for all ages from April 1 to June 17
$20 on race day

Registration fees are non-refundable.


Want to be involved with the event but don't feel like participating? Register to volunteer! We always need help on the course and at registration/packet pickup. Volunteers receive a race shirt and beverage ticket for the post-race party. Select the "VOLUNTEER" category above.

Race Beneficiaries:

We are pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the 2016 Moonlight 5k will be donated to Special Olympics of Harford County and John Archer School.

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Special Olympics Maryland – Harford County (SOMD-HA) provides a year-round training and competitive sports program for Harford County children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related developmental disabilities.

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John Archer School is the only public special education school serving students with disabilities in Harford County. In a positive, welcoming environment, students are challenged to meet high expectations so that they can develop skills needed for independence



The race will start at the Harford County Equestrian Center and travel on paved paths through the property to meet up with the gravel Ma & Pa Trail. Runners do an out-and-back trip on the trail before returning to the Equestrian Center for the finish. The new course eliminates the grassy sections used in past races, so the entire route is on firm surfaces suitable for strollers and folks that just don't want to risk turning an ankle!


  • Top 3 overall male and female runners
  • Top 3 male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

What Do I Get?

Each registrant will receive the following items:

Race Shirt


A Gildan Performance shirt that will quickly become one of your favorites! Mens/unisex sizes from small to 2XL available. Shirts in your requested size are guaranteed to those who register by June 10th.

Finisher Medal

moon medal

Custom finisher medal that will rival what marathons offer! This is one medal you'll

Glow Sticks

Two glow sticks that can be combined into a necklace, or worn separately as bracelets. Everybody is encouraged to wear your best Complements your neon gear nicely!

A Free Drink at the Post-Race Party!


We're excited to partner with Steelefish Grille, one of Bel Air's premier restaurants, to offer one complimentary draft beer (for our runners and walkers 21+) or soft drink to each participant at the post-race party. Located less than a mile from the race site, Steelefish Grille features delicious appetizers and entrees with a focus on fresh seafood. Join us for a drink and celebrate a great race!


Plenty of race parking is available in the grass lots at the Equestrian Center.

Harford County Equestrian Center
608 North Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

Steelefish Grille
660 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

Packet Pickup:

Packets will be available for pickup on race day from 5:45-7:45 PM in the first pavilion on your right as you enter the Equestrian Center property. Additional pickups may be available, so check back for the latest information!

Inclement Weather Policy:

The Moonlight 5k is a rain or shine event, and the race will go on as planned unless thunder and/or lightning is detected at race time, or other extreme weather is present. Standard practice is to wait 30 minutes after lightning or thunder is detected to begin the race. If after waiting 1 hour we still have lightning and/or thunder in the area will will be forced to cancel the race. Unfortunately, race registration fees cannot be refunded. T-shirts and glow sticks would be made available for pickup at another time and location.

Special Offer on the Holiday Hustle 5k:

Looking to run another great Elite Race Management event at a great price? Join us for the Holiday Hustle 5k on December 18th at Harford Community College! Moonlight 5k registrants are able to purchase an entry to the 2016 Holiday Hustle 5k (until June 18th) for only $20 - that's the lowest rate we'll offer, and it's only available to Moonlight 5k registrants. Holiday Hustle participants receive an awesome Gildan Performance long-sleeve shirt, finisher medal, mile splits with individual printed results, and hot chocolate at the finish! It's the area's best holiday race, at the area's best price!

To take advantage of this offer, be sure to select the box next to "Holiday Hustle Adult Registration" in the "Additional Purchases" section of your Moonlight 5k registration (see image below - click to enlarge). After you register, we'll e-mail you with a discount code and the link to the Holiday Hustle registration page (you'll need to select your shirt size and sign the waiver). Remember - Kids 10 & under can run the Holiday Hustle 5k for free (no-t-shirt, but they do receive a finisher medal) so do not purchase an entry for a child unless you want them to receive a shirt!


For complete information on the Holiday Hustle 5k, please visit the official race website here!



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2015 Results:

Overall Results

Age Group Results

2014 Results:

Overall Results

Age Group Results

2013 Results:

Overall Results

Age Group Results

2012 Results:

Overall Results

Age Group Results

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