Fairland Follies Spring 5K/10K/10 mile Trail Race - Race #1 of the Seasons Trail Series

Event Date

Sat, Apr 26, 2014


Gaithersburg, MD

About This Activity

 Race #1 of The Seasons Trail Series
Presented by Race Works Grouppetto
Anyone racing 4 of the races will get a Series Dry-Fit Long Sleeve Hoodie
Anyone racing all 5 races will get a Series Light Weight Race Jacket
#1 Spring Sat, April 26th, 2014 Fairland Regional Park
#2 Summer Sun, July 13th, 2014 Patapsco Valley State Park
#3 Fall #1 Sat, Sept 27th, 2014 Fairland Regional Park
#4 Fall #2 Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 Schaeffer Farm Scramble
#5 Winter Sat, Jan 17th, 2015 Black Hill Regional Park
Fairland Spring 5K/10K/10 mile Trail Race 
Race #1 of the Seasons Trail Series by Race Works
Directions to Fairland Regional Park
Google Maps Link

Just a few miles north of the DC beltway at the intersection of I95 and MD 200.

From the South (DC) or North (Baltimore/Columbia/Laural), take 95 to MD198 West/Sandy Spring Rd/Exit 33B.  Take MD198 about 1 mile then turn left onto RT29/Columbia Pike.  Go about 1/2 mile then turn left onto Greencastle Road.  The park and Race will be on your left about 1.5 miles down the road.

From the West (i.e I270/Rockville/Gaithersburg):  Take the ICC/MD200 to RT29/Columbia Pike North.  About 1.5 miles later turn right onto RT29/Columbia Pike.  Go about 1/2 mile then turn left onto Greencastle Road.  The park and Race will be on your left about 1.5 miles down the road.

About the Races

The Fairland 5K/10K/10 mile Trail Runs are actually 3 different races going on at the same time.  A 5K, a 10K, and a 10 miler - pick your favorite and come out to run

Water Stops & Energy

There will be multiple water stops along the course.  We'll also have sports drinks and a limited about of energy gels, just in case you need a little glucose boost.


All races and age divisions will have awards for the top 3 finishers.

Rules for the 4 race Sports Hoodie or 5 race Jacket
  • It is very simple
  • Just race any 4 or 5 of the races in the Seasons Series
  • You can race the same distance, or different distances, in the different races
  • Sign up anytime.  Pre-reg, day-of, doesn't matter.  As long as you do the races, you get the swag.

There will be snacks, drinks, and music for everyone at the finish line. Stick around, chat a bit, and cheer for the awardees.  There is a very nice playground for the kids...

Age Divisions

Each race will be split into the following age divisions: Under 17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Race Timing

This is a chip timed race. We use single-use tags incorporated into your race number - so no need to worry about returning them after the race. You've got things - like celebrating your big win! - to worry about other than turing in some timing chip.We will post preliminary times every 15 mins, after the first finisher crosses the line. Also, we'll be posting instant results to Racemine.com. You can access Racemine results on you Smartphone within 3 min of your finish.

The Courses

The trails are hard packed single track and wide track, with one good hill to overcome. You'll love running these fast and flowing trails while passing through light forest.  All 3 courses are challenging and beautiful runs.

Definitely feel free to bring volunteers! We can always use more people at the water stops, and people helping with parking directions. Plus volunteers get free food after the races... Volunteers should be at the race by 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM to get situated. Please email scramble@raceworksgruppetto.com if you are definitely bringing a volunteer...

Race Packet Early Pickup

Early number pick-up will be at the shelter by the Park Playground on Friday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 

Day-of Sign-up and number pickup will take place at the park.  Please get there early enough to get your number...


We do not offer refunds.  

The race is Rain or Shine. But in the unlikely event that the weather is so bad (hurricane, derecho, etc) that the race would be unsafe, we will cancel/postpone. If cancelled, refunds will be automatically given.


Event details and schedule

Early packet pickup, and very late registration, will be held at the park by the playground - in other words, in the picnik shelter where the race will stage.

Day-of registration and packet pickup will open at 7:30 AM.

All races will start at 9:00 AM.

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