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Frederick Women's Distance Festival

Starts Saturday August 1st, 2020

Frederick, MD

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We've gone VIRTUAL for the 31st annual Frederick Women's Distance Festival!

We have been evaluating the COVID-19 situation on an ongoing basis with the health and safety of our runners and volunteers as our prime consideration. While we don't see a way to safely go forward with our normal in-person event, we have transitioned to the next best thing by going virtual for 2020.

We won't be together in person, but we can be together in spirit, showing the strength of our community.

Our Frederick Women's Distance Festival runners and volunteers are some of the most positive people we've encountered and we hope you'll stick with us as we continue to support the Women's Giving Circle grants program with the net proceeds of the race. The work provided by the nonprofits supported by these grants is more important than ever as our residents struggle through these unprecedented challenges.​


Here's How it Works:

  • Register for the Virtual 5k (or the Little Women Fun Run)*

  • Your awesome swag will be mailed to you starting July 29

  • You'll receive more information about reporting your results for the 5K (if you opt in)

  • Run anytime between August 1 and August 9

  • Report your result, if you'd like

  • Celebrate your accomplishment

*Race shirt availability not guaranteed for registrations after July 12

For more information, see our website at https://frederickwdf.com and especially the Virtual FAQ



 Virtual 5k Run/Walk:  the main event - run it anywhere.  Short-Sleeved Tech shirt and race bib included in the registration fee. 

 Little Women Virtual 1k Fun Run: a short, non-competitive event for our younger runners.  Very cute cotton t-shirt, race bib, and finishers' medal included in the registration fee.



 Participants in the Virtual 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 TypeDescriptionMinimum Team SizeFamilyAny combination of mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, granddaughter              2                Corporate/GroupAny 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 [email protected].



Please consider supporting the event through one of our sponsorship opportunities.  See www.frederickwdf.com/sponsors.



The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club offers a nine-week summer training program for women in preparation for the Frederick Women's Distance Festival 5k. This year the training will be virtual, but the encouragement and collaboration is very real.  You can train with us at any location and do your training runs at times that are convenient to you. The coaches are excited to be able to bring our beloved women's 5k training program to you - wherever you are!

Registration for the training program is separate from registration for the race. Signup at:  https://runsignup.com/fsrcwdf5ktraining.  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.

Special: Register for the Women's Distance Festival 5k by June 1, and get a $5-off promotion code for your already-inexpensive Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club membership. Look for the code in your confirmation email.  You don't need to be local to Frederick, Maryland to join our club! As we take our training programs and races virtual, you can enjoy your membership from anywhere!

​For more information about our training program see: https://steeplechasers.org/training/training-programs/wdf-5k-training-program/

Race Distances

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Little Women 1k Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »
5k Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »
VIRTUAL Little Women 1k Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »
VIRTUAL 5k Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD

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