Race Support Services

FRSC_RaceSupportThe Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club has decades of experience in providing timing, course marking and promotion services to race directors in the local Frederick community.  Our services are a low-cost alternative for small (less than 500 finishers) races.

Our experienced volunteers provide services for 30-40 local races annually, aiding community organizations in their efforts to raise money for charitable causes.

Client races will be required to furnish proof of insurance.

We look forward to working with you to make your race successful.


If you came to this page because you want to volunteer with the race support team, click here.


Race Services

Race directors may choose from a menu of race support services:

  • Finish Line and Timing
  • Course Marking
  • Promotion (Standard or Premium)
  • Posting of Results on our website

Finish Line and Timing

  • Timing/scoring is performed using the “Time Machine” race timing equipment and race bib pull-tags. This timing methodology is a low-cost approach, best suited for races with fewer than 500 finishers.
  • FSRC will provide, set up and operate finish line and timing equipment, including large Display Clock, Time Machine Race Timer, Finish Line Chute, flags, signage and related materials
  • An awards sheet will be filled out, recording top finishers in categories provided by the race organizers.
  • Finish times will be recorded on the pull-tags from race bibs and the ordered tags will be turned over to the race organizers for final results compilation.


  • Cost :

Finish Line fees are based on the number of finishers in the previous year’s race.  If the race is new, it is assumed that the number of finishers is less than 200

    • less than 200 finishers: $250
    • 201-300 finishers: $300
    • 301-400 finishers: $350
    • 401-500 finishers: $400

 Course Marking

  • Race course will be marked with cones, mile markers and directional signage.
  • Cost:
    • Frederick City standard 5k courses:
      • $100 if contracted along with finish line/timing services
      • $200 without finish line/timing services
    • non-standard courses for longer distances, trail or cross country routes, or for assisting with planning new routes: please inquire.


Standard Promotion

Premium Promotion

  • Your race will be included in the twice-monthly “Featured Races” email that is sent to the FSRC-maintained list of over 11,000 local runners
  • Cost: $75, plus delivery of the email list of your race participants to FSRC. This list will be added to the FSRC email list, and will not be shared in any way with any other organization. Recipients will always have the ability to unsubscribe, if requested.




We put together a Race Support Letter to help you get started with planning your race.

For information on getting a City of Frederick race permit, click here.




For more information or to request services, click here to fill out a services request form or send email to raceservices@steeplechasers.org