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Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 8:00 am
NCR Trail in Freeland, MD
Runners enjoy this early season annual race for a number of reasons. It’s on the beautiful NCR Trail, is flat and fast and we keep it small for a community appeal. It attracts seasoned runners and new runners each year. Proceeds benefit House of Ruth and CHANA, Baltimore’s 2 main resources and responses to domestic violence.
To register click here
Early bird pricing until Feb. 28th
What kind of course is it?
Basically flat but a very slight decline out and so a very slight incline back.
What are the legs of the relay?
The first leg will be about 5.7 miles from Freeland to Parkton and the 2nd leg is 7.5 miles from Parkton to the turn around back to Freeland.
Will there be shuttle transportation for the relay legs?
Is there parking and/or overflow parking?
Yes, there is on site parking at the start and an overflow parking lot with shuttle service to and from. We will do our very best to head you off on York Rd. north when the lot is full. The over flow parking will be at the MD. Line Inn. We will have people with big signs jumping up and down to keep you from going to the on site lot. If in the event the lot fills up when cars are between overflow and the main site lot, we will direct you back to MD Line Inn. The same applies to those coming from the north.
Are there water stops on the course?
Yes. There will be water at miles 2, 3, 5.7 (the relay exchange), 7.5, 10 and 11.
Are there awards?
Yes, every runner gets a medal and there are prizes for the first 3 men and women and the first 2 relay teams. There is a separate category for MAC staff. The prizes are yet to be determined but examples are substantial gift certificates to Falls Road Running store, local team (Ravens/Orioles etc). apparel etc.
Yes, at the start at Freeland and there is one at mile 3. There will also be one at the relay exchange (mile 5.7 and 7.5) and 10.
Will there be medical care?
Yes. All race volunteers, water stop/cross street personnel, course jockeys are CPR certified and a local EMT motor unit will be on the course.
From York Road South
Take York Rd. (route 45) to Freeland Rd. and make a left. Follow Freeland for 1.7 miles, the parking lot is on the right. If needed, overflow parking with a shuttle will be available.
From 83 South
Take 83N to exit 36. At end of the exit, make a right. Take that road until it ends at York Rd. and then make a right. Take York to Freeland and make a left. The parking lot is 1.7 miles on the right. If needed, overflow parking with a shuttle will be available.
From 83 North
Please stay on 83 South. There is actually a Freeland Rd. exit #37 Take that exit, stay on it until you get to the lot about 2 miles on the right.
If needed, overflow parking with a shuttle will be available.
Directions to the relay exchange:
If you are on a relay team and chose not to go to the start, here are the directions to the Parkton relay exchange:
From the south take 83 north to exit 33. Make a right at the top of the exit and go about .8 miles.
Bear off to right, you will see brown NCR Trail sign.
Follow that and the trail is right there.
From the north take 83 south to exit 33. at the end of the ramp make a left and go about 1.2 miles. Bear off to right, you will see brown NCR Trail sign. Follow that and the trail is right there.
Please plan on arriving at site in order to start at 7:30. You need to be able to complete in 3 ½ hours. But don’t worry. We will have sweepers and we will not leave you out there.
* There will be food at Freeland finish line.
*Packet Pick up will be at MAC Timonium all day Fri. May 16th. 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Also Before the race at Freeland Sat. May 17th 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
We highly recommend you pick up your packet and timing chip on the 16th.