For those of you who may not know, our good friend Mark Lawrence is undergoing knee replacement (hopefully partial) this morning. Mark does so much for the club, would like to see a lot of get better soon messages to him 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Freedom's Run Post Race TentSeptember 30, 2017, 10:00amBavarian Inn, Shepherdstown WVHard to believe, but the Freedom's Run Races are less than 2 weeks away. This is the goal race for the Half Marathon Training Group, so we are expecting a big turnout from them. We also have a few from the Marathon Group running, as well as other members running either the 5K or 10K.
Please join us at the After Party at the Bavarian Inn. Just look for a white tent with the Steeplechasers banner on it. We will provide cookies, chips, water and other beverages. If anyone wants to bring their favorite post-race food, please comment below with what you are bringing.
We are looking for a few people to volunteer to man the tent while some of us are getting in our miles or taking pictures at the finish line.
We hope to see lots of the Freedom's Run participants, as well as other Steeps.
FYI . . . I saw two runners on Yellow Springs / Rosemont this morning around 6:30. I don't know if they were Steeplechasers, but I wanted to put it out there . . . WEAR REFLECTIVE GEAR!!!! Not only were they running on the road because there's no sidewalk in that area, but they were not wearing reflective gear AND they were wearing dark colors. ... See MoreSee Less
I think I saw them as well, and I actually see quite a few people in the morning without reflective gear.
was that the shirtless guy and the girl? i. see them every morning
I often see people out wearing dark gray or black in the dark or early morning/late evening. It's so dangerous as they are impossible to see until you're too close for comfort.
Good heads up. I'm pretty guilty of this.
I just don't understand people sometimes. I have brought this up to runner families, Wear Reflectives. OMG!!
I run in my neighborhood - no sidewalks. Almost all of the neighbors know I will be out there. But if it is a dark and gloomy day, I wear bright colors - some with reflective words and/or dots. I want everyone to see me 🙂
Almost as bad as the kid riding a bicycle, on the highway, in the dark, no lights and wearing dark colors. I almost had heart failure.
This is exactly why my Rick O'Donnell would not run or even bike on the roads. It's just too dangerous to run or bike the roads.
I think about this every morning when I run on Market Street and see numerous people that aren't well lit (in the reflective sense). It also startles me as a fellow runner because there's some random person in dark clothes coming out of the shadows.
Amen, Tina Cole.
Yep I see this crap on Rosemont every time I leave for work at 5 AM. Guess they want to be organ donors
Apologies to those who have already heard my story, but I want to reach as many people as possible. 2 weeks ago someone stole my purse from my vehicle while I walked my dog in Ballenger Creek Park. I had no idea that I had just become victim to a national criminal network - just a mile from my house! Not only did I lose a lot of cash and gift cards, but my ID is being used for fraud - I have no idea what else they will try. This group targets parking lots in parks/trail heads and gyms because they know people do not want to carry their purses. Please stay vigilant - don't be naive like me.
You can read more about the 'Felony Lane Gang' here the article is a few years old, but they have hit our area a few times over the last few months:
Thanks for sharing. Sorry that this happened to you.
Thank you so much for sharing! Sorry that you were a victim 😞
Oh no. I am sorry this happened to you. yeah, yeah
where did you get them
Oops - wrong post -
I do try to be careful if I am somewhere like this.
And if I know that I am leaving my car somewhere like this, I try to leave everything at home. But I do forget sometimes ;(
Thanks for the warning! I'm so very sorry this is happening to you.
Thank you for the warning. It is kind of you to share.
Thanks so much for the warning. I bring my purse with me all of the time. No more!
So sorry this happened to you. One of my coworkers had this experience at a park near Hagerstown. It was about two years ago. They watched her lock her purse in the back and then broke in while she was at a family picnic.
I run over there all the time. Such a peaceful park... really sad to hear this. Thank you for the heads up.
As a Steep and a police officer who works these cases please know that they are usually already in the parking lot or nearby when you park. If you get out and put your purse in the trunk or tuck under the seat they see that. They quickly sneak up to commit the crime, often under 30 seconds. If at all possible only bring with you on your run what you can carry with you like a driver's license and a debit card. Leave everything else at home.
I hope they get caught if not they have a hard time telling it to the God in the sky.
They make shorts now so you can put your cards and your keys.
Another impt thing to look for is most of Felony Lane Gang utilize rental cars with FL tags and apply their own tint to the windows. Just something to be aware of, if you see someone acting suspicious. Never be afraid to call the police with information.
Hey, folks! The fall edition of Intervals is now available! Check it out to see what the club has been up to, learn about the amazing human body and how it repairs itself, meet some inspirational local runners over 70, check out a new running book review column, learn about parkruns, see race results and more! ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday morning we will need help with the finish line at the Run for Shelter 5k (2 mile walk) in Baker Park. They are expecting more than 300 people, 75 are preregistered as of yesterday. The race starts at 9:00. Need people at the Talley Rec. center at 8:30. Who is available to volunteer?
If you are going to race. Here is more information on the event. Otherwise consider helping.
This is a fun event for the entire family! The event offers a 5K run or 2-mile walk through Baker Park. Strollers and wagons are welcome. Stay until the end for refreshments, finisher prizes and door ...
Looking for advice: been nursing recent knee pain w ice, ibuprofen, and taking runs easy. Was improving. Today I started a run and calf was tight, same leg. Tried to push through it, then about 3.5 miles in I felt my calf pop. Seemed like the muscle but that doesn't make sense. I immediately stopped running. It's sore to walk on, painful to run on. More ice, rest, ibuprofen? Anything else? ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for a running friend to join a Ragnar Race relay team. Need to be available this coming Friday, 22 September through Saturday, 23 September 2017. Yes, I know that is in three days.
For those not familiar, this is a relay race that runs from Cumberland, MD to the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. There are 12 runners broken out into two vans. My van needs a person to join us. There are currently 4 guys as part of this van (if that makes a difference to you).
If you are interested, please let me know and I can let you know what sections you will be running There will be three runs that range from 2 miles to 6.7 miles. Speed is not of a concern, just the ability to finish a 6.7 mile run.
Also, if you know of someone that may be interested, please forward me their information so I can contact them. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
There were just a few miles logged at Rick's Run yesterday-at least 3737. For perspective, according to Google, it'd take you 56 hours to drive the 3705 miles from Acadia NP in Maine, to Greenbrier SP, to Yellowstone and Yosemite. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all who organized Rick's Run! As someone who runs in Lake Linganore, I thought I had mastered hills. I found out this morning that I most definitely have NOT! Although a little disappointed in myself for having to walk a bit on the hills, I had a blast!!!! Maybe next year I will do more than one loop??? Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Hey guys! I ran the International Peace Marathon (certified course) yesterday on the Towpath and ran a Boston qualifying time of 3:07:23. This is 2:37 under my qualifying standard but I am mighty proud of my time and effort. Hoping to get into the 2018 Boston marathon. Applying tomorrow. Wish me luck! Fingers crossed....because I am likely right on the cusp of the time for my age. ... See MoreSee Less
Steeps Boot Camp Announcement: there are a lot of you who want to attend but maybe Friday at 5 was just too early. Would anyone want to do bootcamp this On a week night evening around 6pm? If so please comment with a yes so I can get an idea of who's interested. We are also having bootcamp Friday at 5am. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all Steeplechasers who went to Buffalo Wild Wings and/or got the word out about the "spirit night" last Wednesday. The event was a huge success and the Frederick location was a strong 3rd overall in sales. Urbana was in the middle. THANK YOU. The fundraiser to fight juvenile diabetes continues for the rest of the month at Glory Days Grill. Please send guest check, NOT credit card receipt, to RUNNING 4 KIDS, P.O.Box 469, Sykesville, MD 21784. ... See MoreSee Less
Sorry that you broke your arm, wish you speedy recovery, at least it is not your leg. Keep running 🏃
Oh no! You broke your arm!? We'd just seen you when you fell and you said you'd hurt your arm, but you didn't let on for a second that it was that bad! Hope you heal up quickly and aren't in too much pain.
Oh no! Those pesky trails! So sorry to hear one of our favorite Steeps was a casualty today. Heal quickly!
Ow! Yes, heal quickly!
Thank you all so very MUCH, what a wonderful,BEAUTIFUL day,
Two of my favorites today. Thank you to the volunteers and everyone who made it such a fun day. Special thanks to whomever resolved the no traffic line for participants issues! It was a great race and I'm looking forward to next year. (Okay, not really yet but I'm sure I will be in a few days). ... See MoreSee Less
It was nice to see many familiar faces at the race today. Congratulations to everyone who finished Rick's Run as it contained challenging hills. Big shoutout to all the volunteers who did a great job 👍 Here are my hills, 2208 ft., Elevation gain: ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to those that organized Rick's Run this morning. It was wonderful to see all of the Steeps. I am not much of a trail runner, but I LOVED it! Next year my goal is to run more than one loop and conquer those down hills! I guess I better get myself some trail shoes;) What a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
Based on multiple inquires, race day registration for Rick's Run is open. Gates open at Greenbrier at 7:00. Race day registration opens at 7:15. Altra, Charm City Run, Xoskin, and The North Face are joining us. BONUS ...OOFOS recovery sandals are joining us too. Arrive early to visit their booths. It's going to be a great day! And bring a towel, the lake is calling your name. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello steeps. I haven't ran all year due to an injury earlier in the year and other life circumstances but I'm looking to get back into it. Would anyone who runs at a slower pace 13mi/min be willing to run with me about 3-4 times a week in the mornings. I usually run at Baker Park around 8:45am. Want to start off with 3-4 miles and then work my way up to more. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
I'm around a 12-13 mm but can't do 8:45 because of driving the school bus.
Hi Erika Vasquez Terrel I can run with you. That's my fast pace! 😂. I'm new to Running. I'm traveling for work but can meet up this Friday morning and most mornings when I'm in town. Let me know.
Im starting again too after a year break so I ill be slow. Just let me know what days you want to meet up.
I'd like to stay on your discussion for my daughter. She can't start for about another week or so due to a foot sprain. But she needs to get going for a half marathon in Jan. I'm not sure of her everyday schedule, but it would be great for her to join you guys if at 8:45. She teaches at a Before School for the Y until 8:30.
She's going to join the Steeplechasers as well. Her name is Erin Hessong.
Just tag me for now until we figure out if she can join? She's a tad faster, but it won't be long until everyone is faster.
My schedule changes weekly, but I could drop in for occasional weekday morning runs from Baker Park!
Add me. What days will you be there?
I'm so glad that so many other ladies are in the same boat as I am and are interested in running together. I think I'm going to try and create a FB page for us to provide meeting times. I am trying to rearrange my schedule so that I can run Mondays, (some) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:45am. I will try and get that done today. I'm not the most technically savvy person so if I need help I may just reach out to some of you for help. 🙂
So I created the group under the name FSRC Weekday Mornings Running Group, if you'd like to be included in the group please let me know and I'll have send you a friend request first and then add you to the group once you've excepted my request. So let me know if you'd like to be added to the group. Have a great day!
Would you please add/invite Erin Hessong? She lives in Whittier. I'll let her know it's coming. TU!!
I can do Wednesday through Friday evening or afternoon, but not morning because I work as a teacher/SEIA and Monday and Tuesday evenings I work as well
Hi. Can you add me? Mornings are good and I'm generally a 12 ish pace.
Hi all, I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to reply. It was my dad's birthday this weekend and we've had family in town so it's been busy. We are running tomorrow at Baker Park at 9am. We'll meet in front of the Tally Rec Center and run about 3 miles or whatever you're up for. Question - Billy Clem suggested that we can post our times on the FSRC Group Runs page where only those who are members can see the post. Would you guys rather do that or have a smaller group page where only our smaller group can see the post/meet-up times? I'm fine with whatever. The FSRC running page allows anyone to join in on our runs whereas the small group page would only allow those as members to join in on the runs. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
Some of my initial shots from Ricks Run, I could not create an album here, FB would not "Let Me" so anyway there are a couple hundred more on my company FB web page Advanced Computers & Electronics ... See MoreSee Less
Need a few volunteers for the Run for Life 5K being held at 8:00am next to Knott Arena at Mount Saint Mary's (Emmitsburg) this Saturday. Help would need to arrive about 7:30. Who can lend a hand? ... See MoreSee Less
I may be able. Just have to make sure before I commit
I'll help, Mark
Sign me up 😊
This is a small event, but demanding in that we actually time two events so it takes a little more time than the typical 5K They have a kids mile they ask us to time prior to the 5K. I believe Rick Albee and Tim O'Keefe will be there as well, so I only need a few. Chris and Erica for sure, but I'll let Ken and Becky fight it out to determine which of them will complete the group 🙂 Thanks everyone. Last finish line on old knee 😣
Of course if Ken and Becky both come, I'll sit in a chair 🙂
See you Saturday Mark !
Mark, unfortunately my plans require me leaving home by 9am so I will not be able to help out Saturday
Hear that Ken Kotchenreuther?
Rick Albee ? You coming?
LAST MINUTE CHANGE!!! I've learned the event doesn't start until 9:00! Volunteers don't need to be there until 8:30! Erica Lynn McCann, Chris Chris VanSant, Ken Kotchenreuther!!!
Change in race directors seemed to hinder the promotion of this year's event resulting in a low turn-out, but our race support team provided the necessary expertise to ensure it was orchestrated smoothly! Thank you to the great team of Rick Albee, Tim O'Keefe, Erica Lynn McCann, Chris VanSant, and Ken Kotchenreuther for all coming out to produce results! It was great seeing Steeplechaser royalty Jim & Barb Lowry (creators of the Run for the Pie) out there along with the legendary Jim Becker! The 70 and over age group was stocked!
Thinking some of you may find this helpful in your running/biking adventures.Try out Canal Explorer - the new mobile app from the C&O Canal Trust that will take you on new adventures in the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Filled with over 600 points of interest, including parking, hiking trails, historic sites, and driving directions to and from any point in the Park! It also has point to point mileage and is searchable by keyword, town, and recreational activity. Available in the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can also download it here: buff.ly/2vPlxEc... See MoreSee Less
Need recommendations for friend. I have a friend at work that currently lives in Hagerstown. she would like to move to downtown Frederick somewhere, and would like to rent. Does anyone living downtown have any suggestions on where to look, options, etc? ... See MoreSee Less
Are they looking to rent a house or an apartment?? When I first moved here I lived in the Apartments at Sunset up off of 7th street bear Safeway. I always felt safe there and they are very convenient to downtown (they also have a small gym, an outdoor pool, off street parking, washer/dryer in the unit).
There are a number of rentals available in downtown Frederick. How many bedrooms and what is her price range?
I seen you running this evening around the high school. I yelled run girl run.
See below for what I heard back from her. I would appreciate any suggestions as to where she can start looking.
I feel like Goldilocks; an apartment is too small, a house it too big, a townhouse is just right.
I don’t know if there are even very many townhouses in the downtown area, so that may be unrealistic. I just think I’ve outgrown an apartment, but there might be some that meet my criteria.
In terms of size:
~1200-1500 sq ft
2 bedrooms (preferably also a study or 3rd small bedroom). 1.5 – 2 baths.
Washer and dryer in unit
Off street parking preferred
First level so there is a way to step outside
So, I think a townhouse is ideal for me (that’s what I live in now). But, I would consider an apartment or small house.
I hope this helps and doesn’t make me difficult. I would just appreciate any leads on good management companies or private owners looking to rent.
Sunset pics at our Monocacy Battlefield run yesterday with the Marathon and Half Marathon training groups. Thank you Nicole Davis for taking time to show us some awesome drills and strength training tips! ... See MoreSee Less
Good afternoon, everyone! Steeps-only results from the Market Street Mile have been posted. Since this was a Grand Prix race and an Equalizer race, standings for both series have been updated accordingly. If you ran this race, please double-check to make sure that your result was captured correctly. Congratulations to all runners!
I am planning to run this Sunday but I don't want to register until I actually make it to Maryland on Thursday evening. I know on-line registration closes tomorrow so my question is this. Will I be able to register for Ricks Run day of? Sorry if this info is available on website, my cell service/Internet is next to nothing in Florida right now 🙁 ... See MoreSee Less
Boot camp is tomorrow night 6 pm baker Park. Meet at the Banshell. All you need is water and a will! We tend to move around the park and do not stay in one place the entire time. So who's joining us? ... See MoreSee Less
Sip and Chill at Springfield ManorSeptember 23, 2017, 2:00pmNothing says Fall like an afternoon at a winery listening to music and visiting with friends.
This month's happy hour takes us to Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery & Brewery in Thurmont. There is live music from 2-5, but they open at noon if you want to get there early. Outside food isn't allowed, but they do serve food. Unfortunately the winery is an adult setting, so no children.
Attending the memorial service this evening for Ellen Miller. Ellen was a very accomplished lady in the science community who also took time to do her part for running and fitness in our area. She was the RD in years past of the Crib Crawl 5K and helped me at several finish lines along the way. Husband Don Miller is on Frederick County Board of Appeals and son Jimmy is one of the best high school runners to ever come out of this area. Last time I saw Ellen was New Year's Day of 2016. Already afflicted with ALS, she came out to join us and get a couple of miles in at Regina's Run. She was a quality lady with an intrepid spirit. RIP Ellen. You ran a great race. ... See MoreSee Less
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | MILLER Ellen Miller (Age 65) Of Ijamsville, Maryland, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 following a thre...
The Marathon and Half Marathon training groups met up for a little road-trip run and brunch in Sharpsburg/Shepherdstown today. Thanks for the route Crystal & Joshua. Or I guess we should be thanking Freedoms Run RD Mark Cucuzzella. We even saw Azhar & Qassim on their bike ride. Thanks for a wonderful day guys! Thanks to Risa, Katie and all the other spouses (both runners and non-runners) for giving us a big chunk of weekend time for our run! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who came out to run/walk the Market Street Mile. It was a glorious day and we hope you had as much fun as we did.
A special thanks to our more than 50 Steeplechasers Running Club and community volunteers. I'd be remiss if I didn't give a very special thank you to Harriet Langlois and Lou King, Jill Cameron and Eric Cameron, Robin Zabel and Ed Hinde for your constant support and hand holding as Liz Maddi Liotta, our race director, and I organized this race. You were with us every step of the way and we know we couldn't have done it without you. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all the volunteers who made the Market Street Mile more than a race, it's a wonderful community event. There were so many awesome volunteers! Even though it's only a mile long race the logistics involved in having a point to point race with multiple start times is crazy. Nice hustling out there while making it look easy! THANKS!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone interested in 18 miles on the C&O Canal on Sunday morning? Perhaps meet in Maryland Heights (across from Harpers Ferry). I'll be running an 11 min pace. Will butterfly the run so if you're not up for 18, I plan on running 4.5 out/back, refuel at the car and then 4.5 out/back the opposite way so we've got options! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
I am not familiar with Frederick routes except the Baker Park 5k route. 🙂 What type of terrain are you wanting/prefer? Hills no hills? Out and back or loop of sorts?
No hills if possible but I don't mind them. Loop preferred.
Road or trail?
Road: there's enough shoulder to be safe on 144 near spring ridge, there's also a golf course. Not sure where in Frederick you live.
I live in Spring Ridge. I thought about 144 but wasn't sure about the shoulder situation.
Hi Tony, this is a little ways out of Frederick but if you haven't, maybe check out the C&O canal or W&OD trail (Leesburg) for a nice weekend run 🙂
I don't really know of a lot of good routes in Frederick but I'm still "new" here.
I like Point of Rocks. There's a big parking lot, and bathrooms.
Take New Design rd. south until it dead ends in a parking lot. There is a bathroom there also. Called Nolands Ferry.
Anywhere. But Point of Rocks is closest to DTF
Nolands Ferry is good.
I like Keep Tryst Road, but it's a little farther away.
Around Keep Tryst Rd/Harper's Ferry there are some good views of the river, and it's slightly less monotonous.
Point of Rocks, Brunswick, Nolands Ferry or you can look up the C&O on google and find other parking locations.
I run on the towpath a lot. My favorite spot to start is Noland's Ferry at the tail end of New Design Road. Head downstream and you cross the Monocacy Aqueduct (2.25 miles) for a beautiful view. Keep going another 2.75 miles and you'll pass a lock house at Lock 27, the Dickerson Power plant and kayak course and then down to Lock 26 to turn around. 10 miles round trip.
If you run upstream you hit Point of Rocks at about 4 miles or so. If you go another 3ish miles you'll pass a lock house and eventually hit the Seneca Creek Aqueduct. 14 miles round trip.
Thank you everyone! It was a wet one out there. Point of Rocks this time.
I park at mile marker 69.5 three miles before shepherdstown and run opposite way of Harpers Ferry........towards Williamsport
Brunswick is nice, plenty of parking and easy walk into town for coffee or food. It's right at the train station.
Most parking? Brunswick wins hands down. POR is 2nd for parking and in my opinion the best location. It has good parking and good bathroom options. If you head from POR toward Lander you have access to 3 in under 5 miles. If you go POR towards MoCo, you have access to 3 in the first 5 miles.
I like point of rocks or Brunswick
Like others mentioned, Brunswick train station has plenty of parking especially on weekends. Even on week days when the commuters lot is almost full, you will find plenty of spots at the boats landing.
Ran across this picture this morning and had to come back to this thread. Taken from the Monocacy Aqueduct just after sunrise.
I think the "best" is the one nearest you. For me that's Noland's Ferry. I prefer Point of Rocks - bigger parking lot, better bathroom, northbound toward Brunswick has better river views, etc. Noland's Ferry has virtually no river views in either direction for miles except for the Aqueduct which lasts for approximately 60 seconds. Downside to Point of Rocks is that if you go far enough northbound you will pass the Brunswick sewage treatment plant on the left and that's the one spot on the canal path where you can actually encounter vehicle traffic (trucks).
The prettiest route is from the Weverton Lock (via Keep Tryst road off 340) northbound toward Harper's Ferry. You get about 5 miles northbound in that direction of really pretty views. You also are more likely to see tourists and hikers in that stretch so it's a little less lonely feeling. (Don't go southbound toward Brunswick - it's an inland hall of forest). However it's pretty far out and takes me 30 minutes' drive each way so I usually don't go out there.
Shepherdstown is perfect! I live in Myersville so it's a little closer for me than Frederick but it's very scenic and it's not crowded but there are enough people to minimize any boredom! About 4-5 miles north is a little store at Snyder's Landing that's really cool and a fun place to get a snack in the summer!
So, I did not think I could run the Market Street Mile due to a previous commitment, but plans suddenly changed. Online registration is closed. Is there any way at all to register sometime today or do I just wait until tomorrow morning? My daughter wants to run too. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
RUNNING 4 KIDS is having its annual restaurant fundraisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation this September. On Wednesday, September 13 from 5-9 PM Buffalo Wild Wings will host a "spirit night" at 14 locations including Frederick and Urbana. No coupon or flyer needed and take out orders are included. Please join us and show BWW and the JDRF how supportive the running community is. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Cross country season has started and requests are coming from across the country for student-athletes that need a little help getting the right shoes! Please donate and share today at ... See MoreSee Less
I registered and paid for the Market street mile in May at the steeplechaser booth at the Frederick half expo. I have never received anything; confirmation, email updates, etc. How do I know if I am officially registered? Harriet Langlois, Lou King... See MoreSee Less
Participating in an event that raises money for the fight against pancreatic cancer is something I know touches your life in some way. The money we raise will advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community. We need your help so please do anything you can - join my team, register as an individual or make a donation on my behalf.
Thank you so much for all of your support and I look forward to seeing you at PurpleStride.
Happy September! We are getting excited🎉 Be sure to register before the price increases! Remember, all proceeds benefit the Frederick County Mental Health Walk In Clinic 😊 #excelyouth #RunForABetterTomorrow #MentalHealthAwareness
Run For A Better Tomorrow is a 5k Run/Walk that will kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017!
Go green with Excel Youth for Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017 and use #RunForABetterTomorrow and #MIAW2017 to share your pictures at the different events October 1-8th with us! We believe that mental health issues are important to address year-round, but highlighting them during #MIAW2017 provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Yes but then you can get a pedicure without being embarrassed 😂 That was my silver lining anyway
ugh. Hang in there, Jen!
Haha! My pedicurist kept saying "Your feet are soooooooo soft!!" 😁
She used to have to bring out the cheese grater to get my calluses off. Now I just get the "regular". On the bright side, Pedis are lasting a little longer.. #wellbeback
Hi everyone! I'm new to the area and looking for some morning running buddies 🙂 I'll run anywhere from 3-8ish miles in the 8:00 min/mi range on average. Also not opposed to sprints/intervals. The catch is that I would need to be finished by 6:30a in order to get to work on time! Are there any morning warriors out there who would be willing to add one to their crew?? ... See MoreSee Less
Where is a good place to park Saturday morning? I didn't plan ahead last year and kindof screwed myself parking-wise, so I want to have a plan this year!
I'm thinking somewhere in the middle of the course or closer to the Y?
We realize that parking is somewhat of a challenge since Market Street will closed to traffic at 8 a.m. You might want to try parking close to downtown in one of the parking decks and just jog up to the start of the race at the YMCA - 10th & Market. That way you'll be downtown at the end of the race.
EDUCATION NITE : Just one PoseSeptember 27, 2017, 6:30pmWe are all searching for the one training tip or perfect diet to jumpstart or make a breakthrough in our running. Consider the multiple benefits of yoga to complement what you are already doing-increase awareness of body and breath, improve leg and core strength, deepen recovery effects, and clear the cobwebs from your mind. Join Carla McAdams, professional yoga teacher and yoga therapist, to learn how yoga can refocus your running. Carla McAdams has practiced yoga most of her life, and taught it for the past 17 years. She is professionally certified as a yoga teacher at the highest level, and is completing advanced training as a yoga therapist. Carla owns and teachers at her yoga studio, Mountain Spirit, in Middletown, MD, where she specializes in adapting classes for everyone to find the strength, balance and peace of mind that a yoga practice creates. The studio welcomes people of all abilities to their classes, and offers workshops for back care, fascial release, scoliosis, osteoporosis and other theraputic topics... See MoreSee Less
CITY'S RUNNING: This year, the Road Runners Club of America found Frederick’s community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running worthy of its Runner Friendly Commu...
Has anyone in this group done the Rough Trail Ultra in Kentucky or know anyone who has? Just looking for some first-hand details regarding terrain and trail conditions, especially compared to the local sections of the AT. Thanks in advance! ... See MoreSee Less
If you haven't registered yet, there are still a number of short-sleeve shirts available for sale when you go through online registration. Whatever is left will be sold at packet pickup on Thursday (Charm City Run, 4-7pm). If still not sold out, we'll have the remainder on sale at the Y on Saturday morning.
Thank you to our many sponsors.
It looks beautiful!! Thanks so much!!!
John Grimes, thank you!
Man wish I could do this race. Those shirts look cool