Saturday July 16th, 2022 8:00 PM Bel Air, MD 21014 US Directions
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In Person

5K Run

$50 $35 07/16 8:00PM EDT Price increases after December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
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5K Virtual Run

$50 $35 Price increases after December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Harford County Equestrian Center
608 N Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD US 21014

Summer vibes only!  The Moonlight 5K presented by Brooks is the best way to spend a summer evening. This popular family-friendly event includes a finishers medal, glow bracelets, and a tech shirt from Brooks! Costumes and colorful clothing are encouraged! 



$30 11/01/21 through 11/07/21
$35 11/08/21 through 12/31/21
$40 01/01/22 through 03/31/22
$45 04/01/22 through 07/09/22
$50 thereafter

Ages 10 and under: $20 (this price will be applied at checkout for participants 10 and under)

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the Moonlight 5K presented by Brooks.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After (5) registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.



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:

1. Register for the virtual event, and sign up for text or e-mail notifications.
2. Your race swag will be available for pickup at our Friday packet pickup, or can be mailed to you at no additional cost. Virtual race swag will be mailed starting on July 19th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on July 16, 2022.
4. Run your race and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by July 17, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie and post on social media with the hashtag #charmcityrun and #moonlight5K.
5. Sit back and enjoy your swag!

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, July 15, 2022 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014

Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Harford County Equestrian Center (first pavilion on your right as you enter the property)



The race will start at the Harford County Equestrian Center and travel on paved paths through the property to meet up with the gravel Ma & Pa Trail. Runners follow an out-and-back path on the trail before returning to the Equestrian Center for the finish. 

Click Here for a Course Map!



Participants will receive the following:

  • Race Shirt - A Brooks Performance shirt that will quickly become one of your favorites! Mens and Womens sizes from small to 2XL available. Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by June 21st, and may not be available to those registering thereafter.
  • Finisher Medal - All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal that will rival what marathons offer! This is one unique medal that will stand out from the rest.
  • Glow Sticks - Two glow sticks that can be combined into a necklace, or worn separately as bracelets. Everybody is encouraged to wear your best neon gear!
  • Access to the post-race party 



  • Top (3) overall male and female runners
  • Top (3) male and female runners in each of the following age groups:
    12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+



Continue your celebrate at our post-race party complete with complimentary food and one beer (21+ only) in the upper pavilion for registrants. Additional beer is available for purchase for runners and spectators.



Plenty of race parking is available in the grass lots at the Equestrian Center.

Harford County Equestrian Center
608 North Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

Charm City Run Training Groups

For more information about Charm City Run Training Groups click here.



Harford Family House, a non-profit organization that is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. They are the only organization in Harford County capable of keeping an intact family together during the crisis of homelessness.



Please no roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, or other pets allowed on the race course. For your safety we discourage the use of headphones. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant.


Want to help out? We couldn't do it without our many volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at Charm City Run's Moonlight 5K. Click here to learn more and sign up. Don't forget - volunteers are eligible for our Volunteer Incentive Program where you can earn free entries to your favorite Charm City Run races!


As we continue to return to racing in 2022, we want to be completely transparent with our policies regarding refunds, deferrals, and cancellations. If you are interested in signing up for this race please read this section carefully prior to registering. All interested participants will be shown these policies during the registration process and must agree to adhere to them in order to be admitted to the event.


Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race amenities, permits, supplies, staffing, and other costs incurred before, during, and after the event is held. To be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy.


We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event based on Charm City Run's general deferral fee schedule:

  • Until (2) weeks prior to race day (Friday, July 1, 2022) - $15
  • Within (2) weeks of race (Saturday, July 2, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022) - $30

Registrants may defer their entry by going into their profile on and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.


We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to the day prior to the race, or Friday, July 15, 2022. After this deadline passes we are unable to allow transfers as race materials have been received and prepped for the event. Again, to be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrants may transfer their entry to another registrant by going into their profile on and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.


2020 showed just how unpredictable our world can be, and the running industry was certainly no exception. We know that it's important to have as much information at your disposal when making a decision whether to sign up for a race or not, and we want you to know exactly what your options will be should the 2022 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. Our regular cancellation policy found here applies to other scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at PRIOR to registering.


The Moonlight 5k presented by Brooks is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a diversified event management and race timing company that manages over 125 events annually. Like most runners, we live for the spirit of race day. We love watching friends cross their first finish line together and competitive runners hitting that PR. We also love the celebration afterwards (especially if there's a free beer at the finish!). From 5Ks to Half Marathons to Triathlons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region!

With 6 retail store locations around Maryland, Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company that is committed to fitting every customer in the "right" shoe.  If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day stop in and check us out! Learn more at


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