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Frederick Women's Distance Festival

When: August 7, 2021
Where: Frederick, MD
Race type(s): 5K, 1K

Join us for the 32nd annual Frederick Women's Distance Festival!

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. To ensure maximum flexibility, we are planning on offering a hybrid race with both in-person and virtual options. We will have detailed COVID safety procedures in place in alignment with current federal, state, and local health recommendations.

Participants may transfer between the in-person and virtual race events until July 30th.

For more information, see our website at


Participants in the 5k Run/Walk 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.

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


Please consider supporting the event through one of our sponsorship opportunities. 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 coaches are excited to be able to bring our beloved women's 5k training program back this year for in-person training runs.

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 will need to signup before registering for the training program.

​For more information about our training program see: