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We are excited to announce that we have the approvals necessary to move forward with the Bel Air Town Run on Sunday, August 8th at 8:00AM! This year's race date has been shifted to allow for additional time for vaccine distribution and improving health metrics. While we hope to resume "normal" racing as soon as possible, this year's event may look different than it has in the past. Rest assured that we are working closely with the Town of Bel Air and our race partners to maintain a safe and exciting atmosphere for everyone to race in, and we will continue to offer a virtual race option for those who may not be able to attend in-person on the 8th.
Thank you for your support of the Bel Air Town Run, Harford County Running Club, and its scholarship funds that this event continues to fund.
Let's get back to racing!
BATR Race Director
Harford County Running Club, the Harford County running affiliate of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) conducts the Bel Air Town Run (BATR) 5K as a community event to promote health, fitness and running. The 5K race is also a part of the Maryland RRCA Championship Series of races. There is also a 1 mile fun walk option.
$25 through July 5th
$30 July 6th - race day
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk:
$20 through July 5th
**$15 for ages 10 and under for either event (discount will be applied at checkout)
FAMILY DISCOUNT: sign up 4 or more family members at same time and receive a $2.50 discount per person!
There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.
We have created a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but are not local, or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person race at this time. Here's how the virtual race works:
*Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but we'll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.
Friday, August 6th from 4PM-7PM
Bel Air Athletic Club
658 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Saturday, August 7th from 12PM-4PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 South Main Street, #2
Bel Air, MD 21014 (Free weekend parking available in lot and parking garage across the street from the store)
Starting at 6:30AM onsite (Bandshell on Shamrock Road)
COVID-19 Health Security Plan: Creating a safe experience at the 2021 Bel Air Town Run is our top priority!
Safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance to Charm City Run and the Bel Air Town Run. We are committed to following all local, state, national and CDC guidelines at the Bel Air Town Run. Charm City Run was fortunate enough to safely hold the Bel Air Town Run in 2020 and, thus, has developed efficient and effective race day COVID-19 protocols and procedures. While guidelines and health metrics continue to evolve, we are prepared with procedures that may include, but are not limited to: caps on participation consistent with outdoor gathering guidelines; contactless packet pickup; mandatory mask wearing for participants, volunteers and staff at all times (with the exception of when actively participating in the race); minimal spectators; social distancing and small group wave starts for participants; sanitizer stations throughout the event space; elimination of bag check and shirt exchanges; sealed grab-and-go water bottles at water stops; individually wrapped post-race snacks.
As the event draws closer, expect clear and continuous communication via email and website updates on the strategies we’ll use to keep everyone safe. Any questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit The CDC Website.
All participants receive an event T-Shirt; water on course and at finish; chip timing; timing splits at each mile.
Cash Awards give to the the top three male and top three female runners in:
Open (no age restriction) – Awards are based on chip time for 2021 due to wave starts
1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $75
Master (ages 40+) – Awards are based on chip time for 2021 due to wave starts
1st Place: $75
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Awards will be given out for the top three male and female finishers of each age group (in five year increments), based on chip time:
8 & under
30-34, etc. through age 69
Ages 70+ are grouped into one category.
MUST WEAR BIB AND TIMING CHIP
This is a downhill point to point course. That description can be deceiving when you are running the course. Take a look at the course map graphic on the web page. Look at Race Information and select Course. The graphic map shows the hills. The course is on paved streets. Once off Main St. this is a residential area. Only the section of Main St. and Lee Way are closed to traffic. There are police officers at major intersections. There are course marshals at almost all intersections. The course is marked with white chalk on the road. Runners are responsible for knowing the course.
Harford County Running Club is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Maryland with the goals to promote amateur sports competition and physical fitness. Harford County Running Club (previously RASAC) is the oldest running club in Maryland and has been supporting running since the first year of the Airfield run in 1966.
For more race information please visit race website.
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