The Frederick Running Festival took place this past weekend, May 5th and 6th, and it was a hit! Frederick Foot & Ankle was honored to be the title sponsors at this event and to be able to support our community in such a positive way. The running festival has been in commission for 16 years and has been a way to bring all the residents of Frederick together and to show off our historic city to out-of-town racers. The Frederick Running Festival had something for everyone; a half marathon, a two-person relay team, a 5k, and a Kids Fun Run.
Visiting the pre-event packet pick-up was an exciting warm-up for the main event. Packet pick-up offered a chance to check out local vendors merchandise, many of which was splattered in the beautiful Maryland flag, and lended the opportunity to chat with businesses about services they offer in the Frederick area. As for race day not only did we trek through beautiful downtown and rural Frederick but the finish line offered beer, bands, and food trucks.
In addition to everything that took place at the Frederick Fair Grounds, one of best aspects of the festival was the charitable donations that were made. A portion of the proceeds from the race were donated to multiple Frederick organizations including; Community Living, Summit Church, Service Coordination, and the Frederick Rescue Mission.
I would be amiss if I didn’t credit the success of the event to the appropriate people and organizations. Thank you to the volunteers, Corrigan Sports, all the athletes that came from near and far, co-sponsors, the City of Frederick, the Frederick City Police Department, and the residents of Frederick! I felt so proud to run next to numerous co-workers and to show off this city that I call home.