Welcome to the Frederick Women's Distance Festival!

August 7, 2021

We're back!


In-person racing is back!  But we're also offering a virtual option for participants who are unable to run with us on race day, or who are more comfortable with the "Run Anywhere" approach.

Runners will be able to transfer between the virtual and in-person events until July 30.

7/1/2021 update: We have received our permit and all restrictions on outdoor gatherings have been lifted by the state of Maryland and Frederick County.  Frederick Community College has given us permission to use the Student Center for packet pickup and access to restrooms. All other race activities will be held outdoors this year, including post-race food distribution, our super-fun photo booth, and the awards ceremony.

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We are deeply grateful to McLaughlin Family Chiropractic,



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 $21,095 from the 2020 race, bringing the total donated since 2010 to $157,834.


Our volunteers are the BEST!  They make the race possible and have loads of fun. Please join us!


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