Frederick Summer Solstice 8K

Sat June 20, 2020 Walkersville, MD US 21793 Directions

8K Run

$35 7:30PM EDT Price increases after April 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

One Mile Fun Run/Walk

$20 7:40PM EDT Price increases after June 17, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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79 W Frederick St
Walkersville, MD US 21793

Join us for the 5th annual running of the Frederick Summer Solstice 8k (Frederick County's Original Twilight Race), presented by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club.

The summer solstice typically heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.  Summer can't begin without racing the Summer Solstice 8K in Walkersville, MD on June 20.

Sign up individually, or for even more fun, put together a team of your friends, family or co-workers:


  • Minimum team size is three
  • Team types are Open Coed and Masters Coed (all members must be 40 or older)
  • First team member to register creates the team name, and other team members specify the team name during registration
  • The team score will be the sum of the net times of the three fastest team members with at least one man and at least one woman.
  • If a team has fewer than three scoring finishers, the team will be disqualified.


Net proceeds will be donated to the Frederick chapter of Blessings in a Backpack.  The local chapter works in partnership with the national Blessings in a Backpack organization to provide weekend food to children who depend on the federal Free And Reduce-Price Meal program as their primary source of nutrition.


For the safety of our participants, the 8k race has a time cutoff of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Participants should be able to maintain a sub 15:00-minute per mile pace.  Runners who feel they cannot maintain a 15-minute per mile pace may want to consider registering for our 1 mile Fun Run.

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