Welcome to the Frederick Women's Distance Festival!

August 1-9, 2020

We've Gone Virtual!


Location: Anywhere!


We have been evaluating the COVID-19 situation on an ongoing basis with the health and safety of our runners and volunteers as our prime consideration. While we don't see a way to safely go forward with our normal in-person event, we have transitioned to the next best thing by going virtual for 2020.

We won't be together in person, but we can be together in spirit, showing the strength of our community.


Our Frederick Women's Distance Festival runners and volunteers are some of the most positive people we've encountered and we hope you'll stick with us as we continue to support the Women's Giving Circle grants program. The work provided by the nonprofits supported by these grants is more important than ever as our residents struggle through these unprecedented challenges.​

Premier Sponsor since 2010!


Net proceeds of the Frederick Women’s Distance Festival are donated to the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County.   The Frederick Steeplechasers donated race proceeds of $24,131 from the 2019 race, bringing the total donated since 2010 to $136,739.

We don't need race-day volunteers this year for our virtual race, but our committee is working hard behind the scenes to bring our runners lots of virtual FUN!


This is one of the best organized, most upbeat and happy races I run all year. It seems to be a very positive and encouraging atmosphere for runners (and walkers) at every level. The course is enjoyable, the course marshals are encouraging, the food and after-race experience is upbeat and the awards ceremony is prompt and fun. And I love the awesome custom awards and the cookies!!

--Kathy C

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This event is directed by an RRCA Certified Race Director