- 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 Regency Furniture Stadium
- Access to the UM Charles Regional Running Center Recovery Zone
- A Portion of the proceeds with Benefit the Univ or Maryland Medical System Foundation.
- 2 Food Taste Tickets for the Taste of St. Charles Taste and 1 Beer Taste for participants 21+
- A Heck of a Good Time!
YOUR 2023 RACE SWAG
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.
PACKET PICK UP
You will be able to pick up your race shirt and bib prior to race day. Below is the schedule:
THURSDAY 9/21 @ Corrigan Sports HQ from 12p to 4p
FRIDAY 9/22 @ Regency Furniture Stadium from 4p to 7p
SATURDAY 9/23 @ Regency Furniture Stadium from 7a to 8a
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.
ABOUT 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
The Medical Team is a dedicated group of EMS professionals from the Waldorf fire department They will be 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.
Physical therapists from the UM Charles Regional Running Center will be on hand to help you stretch and warm up properly for both races, and will offer post-race stretching exercises to help you cool down after your run.
RACE PREP- Before the race, you can get a customized training program to meet self-identified goals. Receive consistent, coach-initiated follow up via phone or email as well as regular visits to document progress and modify program as needed. Its a great way to prep yourself for the St. Charles Running Festival. Learn more HERE.
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.
AFTER 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.
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.