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Saturday, July 13th, 2024 8:00 PM Bel Air, MD 21014 US Directions
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THE MOONLIGHT 5K IS NOW SOLD OUT AS WE HAVE REACHED THE EVENT CAPACITY.

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5K Run

$55
($23.20: Ages 0 - 10)
07/13 8:00PM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends July 13, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT

5K Virtual Run

$55
($23.20: Ages 0 - 10)

Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends July 14, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

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

Description

THE MOONLIGHT 5K IS NOW SOLD OUT AS WE HAVE REACHED THE EVENT CAPACITY.

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, post-race food and drink, and a tech shirt from Brooks! Costumes and colorful clothing are encouraged! 

RACE DETAILS


PACKET PICKUP

Friday, July 12, 2024 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2, Bel Air, MD 21014

Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Harford County Equestrian Center (first pavilion on your right as you enter the property)

*Packet Pickup locations and times are subject to change. Final Packet Pickup information will be sent in pre-race emails.

If you would like to pick up someone else's packet you must present their pre-race email that contains their QR code. We appreciate your cooperation with this.


VIRTUAL OPTION

We have created a virtual race option for those who are unable to join us. 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 16th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on July 13, 2024.
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 14, 2024 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 will be acknowledged in our post-race communication.


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.

 

COURSE


The 5K route will start through the grounds of the Harford County Equestrian Center then loop around the former duck pond before an out-and-back towards Annie's Playground.  The paths are mostly paved with a few boardwalks and a small gravel section.  There is one water stop around Mile 1 which will be passed again around Mile 2.5.  It's important to stay to the right side of the path along the entire route.  In the event of rain, the boardwalks will be slippery so please be careful. Course is subject to change.

 

AMENITIES

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, as well as youth sizes.
  • Finisher Medal - All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal! 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 - details below!


                   

 


AWARDS

  • Top (3) overall male, female and non-binary 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+

 

POST RACE PARTY

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

 

PARKING

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

Are you interested in training for the Moonlight 5K presented by Brooks. Charm City Run Training will be providing a training program to help you reach your goals.  Check back for dates and times.

 

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.

 

EVENT GUIDELINES

Please no strollers (due to the narrow nature of the trail), 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.

VOLUNTEERS

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!

Sponsors

MOONLIGHT 5K PRESENTED BY BROOKS: A Charm City Run Signature Event


The Moonlight 5K presented by Brooks is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a race management and production company located in the Baltimore region with races throughout the state of Maryland. Charm City Run Events is committed to providing a unique and supportive race environment to participants of all faces and paces. 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, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region! For more information, please click here.

With eight 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 charmcityrun.com.



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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Moonlight 5K presented by Brooks.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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