Sat July 18, 2020 Bel Air, MD US 21014 Directions
Harford County Equestrian Center
608 N Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD US 21014

After submitting a detailed race plan to Harford County, and based on the latest guidance from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, we are very excited to announce that we have been approved to hold the Moonlight 5k Presented by Brooks as an in-person event!

Registration will reopen on Saturday, June 27th at 12:01 AM!


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 glow in the dark finishers medal, glow bracelets available on race day, and great premiums from Brooks! Costumes and colorful clothing are encouraged! 

Race Details

Our entire team has been strategizing on how we can execute a safe event, and we want to share our plan with you. As always, safety is our #1 priority, and now more than ever, the success and ability to hold events in the coming months will be dependent on everyone doing their part. In order to participant you will be required "sign off" (via your RunSignUp registration) that you have read and agreed to abide by the entire set of race protocols here. A few highlights are as follows:

  1. All race staff will wear face coverings for the duration of the event, and employees in public-facing positions will wear gloves. Runners will not be required to wear masks while running, but will be encouraged to wear a mask before and after the race while in the area.
  2. Race registration for the in-person event (normally capped at 500) will be limited to 250 people. The virtual event can accommodate another 300 runners.
  3. All registrants will receive emails 10 days prior to the race, and 5 days prior to the race, reminding runners who feel ill or believe they may have come in contact with someone exposed to COVID-19 to stay home. Runners will be given the option to defer their race registration to 2021.
  4. Packets will be available curbside at Charm City Run Bel Air on Friday, July 17th, as well as on race day at the lower Equestrian Center pavilion. Race day pickup will be “contactless” and self-serve with individually bagged packets arranged in a controlled area.
  5. You will be asked to select a 10-minute starting window between 7 PM and 8:30 PM, which will be your designated time to report to the starting line. Runners and walkers will stage by wave (25 people per wave) in the upper Equestrian Center pavilion, and be directed by race staff to begin any time during that 10-minute period. At no point will a crowd be allowed to gather before or after the race.
  6. Spectators are not allowed to gather at the start/finish line. We ask that only registered runners and walkers (with the exception of minors) attend the event in order to minimize the number of people in the area at any given time.
  7. Results will be posted online, and winners can pick up their award at Charm City Run Bel Air anytime beginning on Sunday.
  8. Due to current guidelines on large gatherings and social distancing, and in order to execute this event with a smaller field size and additional precautionary measures, we have had to eliminate the post-race party from the event. Participants will receive a Brooks tech shirt (cotton shirt for youth sizes), 2020 finisher medal, and glow sticks. There will be no food or beer in 2020 - we are just as sad as you are.
  9. Anyone not abiding by the protocols outlined in our race plan will be given a friendly reminder, and then asked to leave if the situation is not corrected. We will not jeopardize the safety and well-being of our staff and fellow participants - it is your responsibility to read the guidelines and follow them!

Again, the full race procedures can be viewed here.


$30 for in-person and virtual events

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

Registration fees are non-refundable.


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 do an out-and-back trip on the trail before returning to the Equestrian Center for the finish. 

Click Here for a Course Map!


Top 3 overall male and female runners
Top 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+

Please note: Awards are offered for the in-person event only. There will be no overall or age-group awards for the virtual run.


Each registrant will receive the following items:

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 after June 21st.

Finisher Medal - All finishers will receive a custom, glow in the dark 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!


Post Race Party:

As outlined in the race procedures, we have been forced to eliminate the post-race party for 2020. We look forward to cracking a cold one with you in 2021!


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

Packet Pickup:

Friday, July 17th from 3PM - 6PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014

Saturday, July 18th from 6:00PM - 8:15PM
Harford County Equestrian Center (first pavilion on your right as you enter the property)

Due to time constraints on Saturday evening, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to pick up your packet in advance.

Virtual Option:

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 (we'll ask in our 10-day-out email)
  3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on July 18th.
  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 18th at 11:59 PM 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
  5. Sit back and enjoy your glowing 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.

Race Beneficiary:

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.

Inclement Weather and Event Cancellation Policy:

Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.

Transfer and Deferral Policy:

Due to the unique circumstances of our current times, we are allowing transfers and deferrals up to July 17th. There is no processing fee for transfers or deferrals at this time. You may transfer by going into your profile on and choosing "manage registration" next to the race.

Event Policy:

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

Race Contact Info

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