Event Information - something for everyone

Virtual 5k RUN/WALK

We can't gather together this year to celebrate women's fitness, but the connections in our community can't be broken. We will run or walk in our neighborhoods, on the trails, and on our treadmills. We can share our stories, our struggles and our triumphs.  We hope you will join our Women's Virtual 5k Training program and facebook group to stay in touch.  Use #frederickwdf to tag your photos on social media, and engage with our facebook page. We are with you!

So - how does this work?

Run your 5k any time between August 1 and August 9.  We'll ship your shirt and bib a few days before August 1. Please register by July 12th to be guaranteed a shirt. 

Bonus: Normally we're unable to accommodate strollers on our course, but you're welcome to run with your little one this year!


Submit your results (if you'd like) when you finish and celebrate your race. Award winners may be asked to submit photo proof of GPS/run data to verify time/distance (screenshot of run app, treadmill display, etc). . 


Our Little Women Fun Run is for girls 13 and younger who may not be ready for the full 5k.  We'll ship a race shirt and medal ahead of time.

TRANSFERS from In-Person Race

If you had already registered for our in-person event in March/April, transfers to the Virtual race were permitted until May 22. If you missed the deadline and would still like to participate, please send email to info@frederickwdf.com.  


Sunday, July 12:  registration deadline to guarantee shirt

Wednesday July 29:  shirts/bibs ship (shipments will continue as supplies last until registration closes August 9)

Saturday August 1 - Sunday August 9:  run (or walk) your race distance and optionally submit your results

Sunday August 9: registration closes, all results must be submitted



5k Run/Walk

Through March 31:                  $20

April 1 - August 9:                    $25

Little Women 1k Fun Run: 

Through April 30:                    $10

May 1 - August 9:                      $15


TEAMS (for even more fun!)

Frederick Women's Distance Festival 5k participants may register to be part of a team.  Each team member runs their own virtual race, and we'll do the scoring!

Teams may be registered as:

  • family (any combination of mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, etc) - minimum 2

  • corporate/group (corporate, club, organization, friends, etc) - minimum 4

Contact the race director if you are interested in making arrangement for bulk payment of corporate team registrations. 

2019 Way Station Trotters Team

  •    5k Run/Walk: Technical shirts (these will run true-to-size this year)

  •    Little Women 1k Fun Run: Super-cute cotton t-shirts and medal

  •    Shirts are not guaranteed for participants who register after July 12


If you've run our race in the past, and 2020 is your third (or more) year since 2014, you will receive a special gift from us! We hope you will display this magnet proudly on your car (or refrigerator!).  Subaru not included.


Award winners may be asked to submit GPS or treadmill proof of time/distance.

5k Individual Awards to:

  • top two overall

  • top master (40+)

  • top grandmaster (50+)

  • top senior grandmaster (60+)

  • top three in each of 16 five-year age groups: under 10, 10-14, 15-19 ... 75-79, 80+


no duplication within individual award categories

Team Awards: 

  • First-place teams in each of the team categories receive an award.

  • Teams are scored using the best times of a minimum of two members for family teams and four members for corporate/group teams.

  • Team awardees are eligible for individual awards.

Little Women 1k Fun RunFinisher medals awarded to all participants


  • Please maintain appropriate social distancing and be considerate of others who may be out and about as you run your race
  • After the initial transfer period for participants who registered for the race prior to April 30, there are no refunds and bib transfers are not permitted. If you are unable to participate in the race, rest assured that your registration fee will help women in need through the work of the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County.  See the FSRC Bib Transfer Policy.

The Maryland Women's Distance Festival Series is sponsored by the Maryland RRCA and its participating clubs.  Women who complete four or more of the eight races in the series are eligible to receive the WDF Participation Award at the annual WDF Celebration.  Runners must fill out the WDF Participation form in order to be considered for the Participation Award.

NOTE: The 2020 WDF Series is on hold for 2020 since most of the races have been cancelled. The series will hopefully be back stronger than ever in 2021.

© 2020 by Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club


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This event is directed by an RRCA Certified Race Director