Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
The Frederick Women’s Distance Festival is presented by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club. This 5k race for female runners and walkers promotes health and fitness among women of all ages and abilities. The front of the pack is pretty competitive, but we have plenty of beginners and walkers. Amenities include … MORE
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    CaroleHeine FIRST-TIMER '18

    I have never been to a large sporting event with the personal touches like this race. Harriet awards beautiful homemade cookies and hand sewn prizes. This is truly a thing … MORE

    I have never been to a large sporting event with the personal touches like this race. Harriet awards beautiful homemade cookies and hand sewn prizes. This is truly a thing of the past and so refreshing to enjoy. If you want fun and female camaraderie, this is your race. Plus it supports women and children in Frederick County. Fun for a great cause…sign me up!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    runjdon REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This all-women's 5K is, without a doubt, one of my favorite 5Ks of all time. The organization of this race is flawless, and the extra special touches from the RD … MORE

    This all-women’s 5K is, without a doubt, one of my favorite 5Ks of all time. The organization of this race is flawless, and the extra special touches from the RD make this race definitely worth more than the entry fee.
    Things I love:
    – The race t-shirt is always pretty, colorful, comfortable, and fits so well (yay, women’s cut!). I wear these shirts on training runs and just to hang out year-round.
    – The awards are beautiful and unique, and almost always are handmade by the race director. And there are often delicious and beautiful cookies involved, too. YUM!
    – Tons of great food at the finish.
    – Usually pretty good race photos.
    – Door prizes!
    – Always awesome and encouraging volunteers.
    Things I don’t love:
    – The course is just okay. It’s not very hard, and there’s nothing in particular I don’t like about it, but for some reason I just don’t love it. But the other awesome aspects of the race make it totally worthwhile anyway.
    – It’s run in August, so it’s always hot and I never PR. Which isn’t the race’s fault, but it’s still something I don’t love. 😉

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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