Welcome to the Frederick Women's Distance Festival!

August 7, 2021

We're back!


We are very hopeful that we will be able to hold a safe in-person race in 2021, with some adjustments and accommodations to ensure the safety of our runners and volunteers.  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 as we all see how the situation develops in the coming months. If the in-person race is canceled due to continued COVID concerns, we will provide the option to defer to 2022, or transfer to virtual.


Rest assured that we are developing detailed COVID safety plans upfront, so that we are able to define the appropriate approach as race day draws near.

Stay tuned for updates!


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

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This event is directed by an RRCA Certified Race Director