Low-Key Races

The Frederick Steeplechasers organize four low-key races that are free for club members. These races don’t have a lot of bells and whistles. Don’t expect a medal, a t-shirt, or a bunch of fancy awards. We don’t skimp on fun, though!

Lewis Memorial 10-Miler: Leave your Garmin at home for the chilly hills of this first race of the year, typically held in January. The winner is the runner that most closely predicts their finishing time. A pot-luck breakfast at the clubhouse makes for a fun morning.

Lil’ B 5k-ishLooking for a short, fun trail race? The Lil’ B, held in April at Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg, MD is perfect for you.  It might be 3 miles, it might be 4 miles, it all depends on the trails that we choose.

Independence 5000Celebrate the holiday on the Saturday closest to the 4th of July out at Riverside Park. This 5k on a paved path along the Monocacy River is flat and fast!

Run for the Pie 10k (actually 2 x 3.14mi) is held at the entrance to the watershed.  While the race is technically free for members, all participants are asked to bring a pie. The top man and lady get their choice of pie, while everyone else chooses in order of finishing time.

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Want to get involved with one of the club’s low-key races? Contact the Competition committee for more information and to learn how to help: competition@steeplechasers.org.