Latest Update from Governor’s Order on 12/10 & Executive Order – While the order still states waves can still be up to 25, we will have waves closer to 10. More wave info will be sent on the night before the race. Please note specific check-in times for each event. Runners cannot check-in prior to their time. Limited t-shirts will be available for those who register within 12 days of the race. We encourage participants to bring their own water. “Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, overlooks and historic homes.” There are a few sections of the trail in the race that could be fairly busy and very difficult to stay 6+ feet away from others. We understand no one wants to wear a mask when running, but please abide by this new ruling when you near other runners, bicyclists, and other members of the public.
Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Spring Series. Find more info about the series here.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
In partnership with Operation Turbo. Find out more about their “Boxes of Home.”
Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs!
Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.
Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. You will receive a medal.
Race Start Times
Half – 8am
10k – 8:15am
5k – 8:30am
5k – $25, until March 31 ($30)
10k – $40, until March 31 ($45)
Half – $60, until March 31 ($65)
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before March 31. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
Course Maps can be found at:
At the event (one hour before the race starts)
Race Day Registration
There will NOT be race day registration. The park service does not allow it.
Directions to Parking
There is parking within the recreation area. There are four parking lots at Carderock. The best address to use is for the Naval Warfare Surface Center (9500 Macarthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817). You may also use these GPS coordinates (38.972451, -77.198889) that will get you to the park. This is across Clara Barton Parkway from Carderock. If you google search Carderock Recreation Area, it takes you to a different location, so please use the address provided.
Weather Forecast (Updated on Tuesday before the race)
Starting with our races in 2020, the meteorologist/weather prognosticator for the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack will be providing weather forecasts for our races! You check them out here. The most recent video will include the latest weather forecasts for Bishop’s Events