Training Groups

(Subject to change. Please contact group leader with any questions.)

Whatever your pace, one of the friendly Frederick Running Groups will keep you company and help you achieve your goals.

***OUT OF TOWN RUNNERS visiting Frederick, we’d love to have you join us for a group run.  Visit the FSRC Facebook page , email Billy Clem: or Jenny Hallberg:

FSRC Training Programs

Other Programs / Meetups

Consider joining our FSRC Group Runs member Facebook group to see all the standing group runs as well as daily pop-up group runs.

Steeplechasers Youth Running Group

Note: Many of the runs start at Talley Rec Center, in Frederick MD. From the corner of 2nd and Bentz, walk on 2nd St next to the rec center until you get just past the building and see a bunch of people in running clothes.

Between a Walk and a Hard Place
Location: Talley Recreation Center at Baker Park

Meeting Info:
Sunday Mornings at 7:30am

Let’s get together for a few encouraging words among friends. Talk about our struggles as “beginners” and encourage each other as embrace a healthier outlook on this world.

We are welcoming to all beginners, recovering runners and new friends. We will have guest speakers on topics such as nutrition, proper form and attire. Let’s find new partners in this journey.

Contact information

Evening Group Runs
Locations: Talley Recreation Center at Baker Park, If the Shoe Fits 467 W Patrick St

Meeting Info:
Monday thru Wednesday nights meeting at 6:00 or 6:30 (see below) outside the entrance to the Talley Recreation Center off of 2nd Street. Just look for runners gathering there.

Thursday nights meeting at 6:30 at Charm City Run, 467 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21702

Runs normally 3-4 miles (or more) with short-cut options to accommodate all ability levels. Great way to meet and get to know other members. Just walk up and introduce yourself. Special training groups formed throughout the year for anything from 5K to Marathon level training.

Contact information:

Steeplechasers Sunday Morning Runs
Contact: Tim O-Keefe at
Pace: 7:30 to 9:00 minutes per mile
Day/Time: Sundays at 7:00 a.m.
Distance: 8 miles
Location: Frederick High School
Comments: Rain or shine.

Charm City Run Frederick

Ultras / Trail Running
Mike O’s 5-D Trail Team
Contact: Mike O’Grady (
Sunday mornings normally in the Frederick Watershed, Gambrill Park or the C&O Canal.
Distance: Range is 8-18 miles.
Pace: Averages 10 to 11 minutes per mile on trails and 8 to 10 on the C&O Canal.

Team in Training
Contact: Scott Ripeon

Lightning Running Club
Contact: Bill Gerhold
Ages: 3-14

Catoctin Youth Association (CYA) Cross Country Ages 7 to 17
Contact: Coach Steiner at 240-422-7996 or for more information
Information: Website