Frederick Women's Distance Festival

Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD 21702

Running > 1k, 5k

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Event Description

Welcome to the 30th Annual Frederick Women's Distance Festival!

The Frederick Women's Distance Festival is organized by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club as part of the RRCA Women's Distance Festival Series. All net proceeds benefit the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County


  5k Run/Walk:  the main event, a race held on a certified 5k course. Short-Sleeved Tech shirt included in the registration fee. The 5k event is limited to 650 participants.

 Little Women 1k Fun Run: a short, non-competitive event for our younger runners. Parents are welcome to accompany the little girls (no registration required for adult companions) and strollers are allowed. Very cute cotton t-shirt and finishers' medal included in registration fee.


 Participants in the 5k may optionally register as part of a team. Runners registering as part of a team are also eligible for awards in the individual competition. 

Team Type Description Minimum Team Size
Family Any combination of mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, granddaughter               2
Corporate/Group Any company, civic organization, club, friends               4

Registrants who wish to participate in the team competition must provide the team name and team category during registration. Teams must register during the online registration period. No team additions will be processed during packet pickup or on race day.

If you are registering a large team and would like to pay in a single payment, contact the race director at


Please consider supporting our generous sponsors.

If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, see


The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club offers a nine-week summer training program for women in preparation for the Frederick Women's Distance Festival 5k. The program provides the opportunity to improve fitness while learning about running in an encouraging, friendly and collaborative atmosphere.  

Registration for the training program is separate from registration for the race. Signup at:  The training program is free for members of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club. If you're not already a member, you may add your membership while signing up for the training program. At only $20, this is a great deal.

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