MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

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In November, various "turkey trot" races are scheduled for Thanksgiving Day or after.
[photo, Annapolis Striders' 10-Mile Run, Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland] Throughout the year, running events center at various locales throughout Maryland. The Maryland Running Guide provides information on running clubs and places to run.

The Annual Governor's Bay Bridge Run (10k) crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from the Eastern Shore to Sandy Point State Park on the Western Shore each May. Started in 1985, it was not held in certain years, last run in 2006, and eventually cancelled due to lack of funding. Its successor is the Annual Across the Bay 10K, which started in November 2014. The sixth largest 10K in the United States, it next will be held in November 2018.

Annapolis Striders' 10-Mile Run, Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, August 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Annapolis Striders' 10-Mile Run, Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland] From the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis and other sites, the Annapolis Striders sponsor marathons and other events, including the annual Annapolis 10-Mile Run, next scheduled for August 2018. Also in Maryland's capital city, the annual Annapolis Running Classic next will be held November 18, 2017.

On the Eastern Shore, in Ocean City, the annual Storm Warriors 5K Run/Walk next will be held in November 2018 and the 14th Island to Island Half Marathon & 5K will take place on April 28, 2018.


Annapolis Striders' 10-Mile Run, Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, August 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


In Baltimore, the Baltimore Marathon, also known as the Baltimore Running Festival, is next scheduled for October 2018. The 26.2-mile race features some $100,000 in prizes. Also in "Charm City," the Baltimore Road Runners Club sponsors running and walking events year round, and the Annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk next will be in October 2018.

In Western Maryland, the Frederick Running Festival next will be held May 5-6, 2018.

The Maryland Half-Marathon & 5K, a charity run benefiting the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, now held in Maple Lawn in Howard County, will next be held in May 2018. Previously, it had been held in Timonium, Baltimore County.

In Montgomery County, the Nanty Narking Nearly 9K & 2 Mile Fun Stroll will be held in Sandy Spring in May 2018. It will follow a path by local historic sites, and offer Civil War era music as well.

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