2021 Falling for You (MD) 5k, 10k, & Half

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With the freezing temperatures scheduled over the night, the trails will remain unsafe. The trail conditions did not improve much over today (see photo attached) and for safety purposes, we are switching the race to virtual only.
As many of you know, we try to hold every event possible and don’t make these decisions lightly.  The last few weeks have unfortunately seen snowstorms come in late in the week making races quite challenging.


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 Winter Series.  Find more info about the series here.
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Runners Receive:

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 a scenic 5k/10k/half that will run alongside the Potomac River and check out the waterfalls post race.  Race registration does not include the park entrance fee.  Please check here for park pass specials (including military).

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.

Want to upgrade your technical short sleeve shirt to a long sleeve tech shirt or hooded sweatshirt?  Just add the option to your cart during checkout.  This option closes on our guaranteed t-shirt cutoff date 12 days before the event.


Race Start Times

5k Wave 1 – 9am – 5800s
5k Wave 2 – 9:03am – 8400s
5k Wave 3 – 9:06am – 9500s
10k Wave 1 – 8:30am – 6400s, 13
10k Wave 2 – 8:33am – 7000s
Half Wave 1 – 8am – 1100s

Half Wave 2 – 8:03am – 1200s

Half Wave 3 – 8:06am – 1400s
Half Wave 4 – 8:09am – 1700s

Registration Fees

5k – $25, until January 31 ($30)

10k  – $40, until January 31 ($45)

Half – $60, until January 31 ($65)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before February 10.  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:

Packet Pickup

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

The race starts and ends in Great Falls Park MARYLAND (11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac MD 20854).


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