Friends 10K, 5K and Fun Run / Walk

Event Info

Date: Sunday, 10/29/2017
Deadline: 10/27/2017 11:59 PM
Location: Cunningham Falls State Park Houck (Lake) Area. 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, Maryland, 21788, US
  • 10K (10 km)

    • 9:00 AM start time

    Challenging double-loop of the original paved 5K course. Amongst the fall colors and crisp air in Cunningham Falls State Park. Technical t-shirt provided.

  • 5K (5 km)

    • 9:02 AM start time

    Paved, rolling 5K course amongst the fall colors in Cunningham Falls State Park. Technical t-shirt provided.

  • Fun Run/Walk (1.4 mi)

    • 9:05 AM start time

    Family-friendly stroll on the pavement in Cunningham Falls State Park, amongst the colorful trees.

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Frederick County's most scenic 10K / 5K in the fall foliage and crisp air. 


10K.  Challenging double-loop of paved 5K course.  Technical t-shirt provided.  Start 9 am. 


5K. Rolling, paved course punctuated by a steep incline at the 2-mile mark.  Not a PR course, but a PR for scenery.  Technical t-shirt provided.  Start 9:01 am. 


Fun Run/Walk.  1.4-mile paved stroll well-suited for walkers and families. Start 9:02 am. 


Tot Trot.  Free for children age 6 and under. 8:50 am. 


Fees:  Online registration until October 27. 10K or 5K: $30   Fun Run/Walk: $10. 

Late registration.  10K or 5K: $40 cash only.  Fun Run/Walk: $10.




Late registration and packet pick-up locations. 


Sat. Oct. 28, 12 noon - 4 pm. 

Charm City Run / If the Shoe Fits, 467 W. Patrick St. Frederick, MD  21701


Sunday Oct. 29, 8:00-8:50 am near the start line, at the parking lot of the race. William Houck Area, Cunningham Falls State Park.


The event meets at the large parking lot in the Cunningham Falls Park William Houck Area.   

Lat/long: 39.6267, -77.4632  It does NOT meet at the park HQ building (14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd. )which is on the other side of the lake.  DIRECTIONS:  From US 15 in Thurmont, take MD 77 west 3 miles.  Turn left on to Catoctin Hollow Rd.  Proceed 1 mile and turn right on to William Houck Lane.  After the entrance station, turn right and find the large parking area.


All proceeds benefit the Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks (  All-volunteer, the Friends are Combined Federal Campaign charity #93047.