2014 Maryland Trail Running Festival

Event Date

Sun, Aug 17, 2014


Boyds, MD

About This Activity

Join us Sunday, August 17, 2014 for the newest trail running event in the DC area! Take on the Seneca Greenway and Schaeffer Trail systems known for their serene and scenic atmosphere. It’s just you, the trail, and the challenge of competing against like-minded athletes.

The marathon kicks off at the Damascus Recreational Park. The half marathon starts at Seneca Creek State Park. The 5 Miler and 5K runs start at the South Germantown Recreational Park. All 4 races will cross the finish line at the South Germantown Recreational Park (home of the Maryland SoccerPlex).

No foam. No colors. No glow sticks. Just an outstanding all trail race. Whether you’re an experienced marathoner, a seasoned fun-runner, or just starting out with a goal to get healthy and be more active. We have a run for you! Bring your friends and family to a stellar event that supports a fun and healthy lifestyle. Encourage an active lifestyle for kids of all ages. Let’s show our children that you can have fun and be active no matter your ability.

Once you cross the finish line, join us for an after party to include great food, drinks, and prizes with the whole family. We’ll also have a kid’s fun run around the South Germantown Recreational Park and lots of family friendly activities throughout the day of the events. Come on! Let’s hit the trails!

Runner perks include: outstanding course with great support, medal, tech shirts, overall and 5-year age group awards in all races, free breakfast, finishline festival with family activities, music and free kids' races, raffle etc.

Event details and schedule


5:00 am: Late Registration opens, buses start loading
6:00 am: Buses leave for Damascus Recreational Park for marathon start
7:00 am: Marathon start
7:00 am: Buses leave for Seneca State Park/Clopper Lake for half marathon start
8:00 am: Finishline festival, activities start
8:00 am: Half marathon start
9:00 am: 5 Miler and 5K start
9:15 am: First 5K finisher expected
9:30 am: First 5 Miler and half marathon finishers expected
10:00 am: First marathon finisher expected
11:30 am: Kids’ 1 Miler and ¼ Miler start
12:00 pm: Awards Ceremony
14:00 pm: Last Full Marathon finisher
14:20 pm: Finishline festival ends; clean-up
14:30 pm: Everyone leaves the venue

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