Welcome back to the Makin’ Hay 10K & 5K! We can’t wait to have you claim bragging rights after conquering one of these challenging but scenic courses on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
The scenic and rolling 10K course will take you on a journey through some of the prettiest farmland in Frederick County. Spring will be ushering forth in color as you run past numerous farms, along Catoctin Creek on a gravel road, and across two, historic one-lane, wooden deck bridges spanning Catoctin Creek. 5-year age group awards!!!
Race Day Schedule: 0700 – 0820 Bib Pickup; 0830-10K Start; 0835-5K Start; 1030-course closes for both events.
Bib pickup closes at 8:20 sharp for both events, with vehicular access to the park closing at that time as well. No late starts – plan your arrival time accordingly. Running strollers are allowed.
Our 5K option offers half the distance and half of the elevation change of our 10K, is all on paved surfaces, crosses one wooden deck bridge twice, and also provides some amazingly sweeping vistas!
Register before 3/20/2023 to guarantee your shirt size. We are working on a new design for the 2023 shirts. Finishers of the in-person event will receive a commemorative glass, and with 5-year age-group awards, there will be plenty of goodies to take home!
There is NO virtual option for 2023.
With a return to in-person running events, be assured that we will, at a minimum, be following current local, state, and CDC guidance dicta regarding coronavirus mitigation procedures.
Refund Policy: You will be given the opportunity to purchase event insurance during registration from a third-party provider. Registrants will be able to initiate a partial refund via their RunSignup profile up until 30 days prior to the event. After that, no individual refunds or transfers.