5K Details

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • A St. Charles Running Festival Under Armour T-shirt ($30 value)
  • A St. Charles Running Festival Finisher Medal
  • A St. Charles Running Festival Bib
  • Free Race Day Parking at Recency Furniture Stadium
  • 2 Food Taste Tickets for the Taste of St. Charles Taste and 1 Beer Taste for participants 21+
  • A Heck of a Good Time!

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REGISTRATION

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Registering is easy. Simply CLICK HERE and select the distance you want to run. The “SIGN UP” button will easily guide you through the registration process.

After you register, you will immediately receive an automated email confirmation. 1-2 weeks prior to the event, you will receive confirmation materials via email with specific instructions about the event day.

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BIB PICK UP

  • September 12 from 11AM-4PM at CSE HQ
  • September 13th from 5-7 PM at Dicks Sporting Goods                                                                                                               Wanna grab Happy Hour? Visit Patuxent Brewing Co & receive 10% off if you show your bib!
  • September 14 from 7:30-8:30 AM Race Day Pick Up at the Regency Furniture Stadium

All race premiums will be distributed AFTER runners finish their race

SOCIAL TEAMS

SOCIAL TEAMS get discounted entry fees, as well as additional benefits and prices.  Running with a friend (or a group!) really is so much more fun than running alone. Once the race is over, a team is there to celebrate, and relax after the accomplishments of the day. Plus, they’ll keep people going and motivate them to keep training or finish strong if they’re starting to feel sluggish mid-race. 

To Learn More About Social Teams CLICK HERE.


RACE TIMING/TIME LIMITS/RESTRICTIONS

The St. Charles Running Festival is a chip-timed event.  Participants must finish the 5K course in 1 hour  Participants can run, jog or walk the entire course. Don’t worry, the festival area at the end of the race will be eagerly awaiting you!

Jogging strollers are permitted but are asked to start in the back of the pack.  Wheelchair athletes are permitted but due to safety concerns and street closure restrictions cannot travel faster than the fastest runner.   No bikes, scooters, skateboards or other wheeled vehicles are allowed. 


ImageABOUT THE COURSE

START TIME:  9:00 am

The course will start and finish at Regency Furniture Stadium, home of the Maryland Blue Crabs baseball club.  It winds through neighborhood streets, past scenic parks and ends up back at the stadium where the Taste of Charles County food rally awaits you.

Runners must be able to finish the course within 1 hour (19:35/mile pace).

For a course map CLICK HERE

For turn by turn directions, CLICK HERE


MEDICAL

The Medical Team is a dedicated group of medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary. A medical station will be located near the finish line as well as at the water stop along the course.


WATER STOPS

Participants are welcome to bring their own water on course with them. We will have one water stops on the course and water at the finish line to keep your hydration up during the 5K. If you need additional on course nutrition such as gel, please bring your own.


ImageAFTER THE RACE – TASTE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND

What better way to celebrate your accomplishments – music, food and drinks! We expect 6-8 food vendors at our post race celebration.  Your bib will contain Taste Tickets that you can exchange for food  samples.  Vendors will create a signature item for the event so you can choose any of them.  Need more Tastes?  No worries, you can purchase additional tickets during the registration process or on race day.

Not interested in running? No worries!  Just come to the Taste.  It's open to the public and tickets will be available for purchase on-site. Come cheer on the runners and hang out at this year’s most unique tasting event. Eat, drink and be merry!

To Learn More about the Taste of Southern Maryland CLICK HERE.
 


VOLUNTEER

Interested in volunteering and supporting your community, as well as thousands of runners and walkers? There’s a spot for everyone at volunteer stations including: registration, starting line, finish line, water stops, course monitors and more. Please see HERE for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

To Learn More About Volunteering CLICK HERE.