Points count towards 5k, 10k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards the Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.
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.
We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
Benefiting Operation Enduring Warrior
Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors’ lives to go in directions they once thought impossible.
Race Start Times
Half – 8am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)
10k – 8:15am
5k – 8:30am
5k – $25, until October 31 ($30)
10k – $40, until October 31 ($45)
Half – $60, until October 31 ($65)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before November 2. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
Race Medal Design
Course Maps can be found at
Live Race Results
Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com. Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results. Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.
We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race. We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+. Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.
We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.
Social Media Challenge
On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend. The winner will receive 50% off a future race! Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:
Packet pickup is available at the event. We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.
Race Day Registration
There will be no on-site race registration for this race.
There will be 10 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 1.55, 2.7, 4.9, 5.3, 6.15, 6.95, 7.8, 8.2, 10.4 & 11.55. Four water stations will be along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1.55, 2.7, 3.5 & 4.65. One water station will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 1.55. Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Restrooms can be located by the main parking lot.
Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack. Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions. All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes. In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.
Refunds & Transfers
To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.
Directions to Parking
There is parking within the recreation area. There are four parking lots at Carderock. You may also use these GPS coordinates (38.972451, -77.198889) that will get you to the park. Another address to use is for the Naval Warfare Surface Center (9500 Macarthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817). This is across Clara Barton Parkway from Carderock.