Location: Boonsboro, MD US 21713 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Boonsboro 225th: 2.25 Mile Anniversary Race & Fitness Challenge (SAT 9/23/17)
9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Shafer Memorial Park
Boonsboro, MD US 21713

Celebrate the 225th anniversary of Boonsboro's founding with a historic run/walk around town!  The 2.25 mile course starts in Shafer Memorial Park, travels down Reeder's Alley, loops around beautiful Boonsboro Cemetery, and heads back to the park via Young Ave and Park Dr.  Chip timing will be provided by Overland Timing, but enjoy the race at your own pace.   Families, strollers, and dogs are welcome!

Post-race festivities will feature optional bonus workouts, commemorative awards for top finishers, and a host of food, music & activities for all ages.  To conclude the morning, a guided walking tour of Boonsboro's most historic sites will depart between 10:30 - 11:00am  (total distance approx 1 mile).  

Register today for best pricing and group discounts!   The first 225 registrants will receive an Anniversary-themed Oval Sticker and race T-shirts will be available to those who register by 9/3/17.  All pre-registrations (regardless of shirt selection) must be completed by  Weds 9/20/17, 11:59 pm.   All proceeds benefit the Boonsboro Historical Society

If you miss the 9/20/17 cutoff, but still want to participate -  See Packet Pickup and Registration details below.  

Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration


If you register by Weds 9/20/17, you may pick up your packets (bib#, pins, shirts and giveaways) in advance.

  • Friday 9/22/17 @ BodySensePT 
  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 6 Tiger Way / Boonsboro, MD 21713 / 301-432-8585

Alternatively, you may pick up on Race Day from 8:00 - 8:45AM at Park Pavillion #1 (closest to parking lot).   



If you missed the pre-registration cutoff, but still want to join - that's cool!  Details as follows:

  • Time - 8:00-8:30AM, Park Pavillion #1 (closest to parking lot)
  • Pricing - $20/adult, $12.50 youth (ages 5-12).  No group discounts.  Race T-shirts (while avail) $10.00/ea.  
  • Other - Check/Cash recommended (will have a Square reader, but not the infrastructure to support high volume of credit transactions) 
Parking & Road Closures


  • Participant parking will be available on first come/first serve basis (approx 40 spots + 3 handicap) in the main lot of Shafer Park on Park Lane.   The race has access to overflow parking adjacent to Shafer Park courtesy of the Boonsboro Fire Dep't as needed.  There should also be ample street parking (Main St and side streets) to accommodate.  
  • Volunteers and Sponsors (only) will have access to the Shafer Park basketball court and Community Center parking.


  • The Boonsboro Police Department will manage traffic for the race.  Park Lane (connecting Alt 40 to Rt 34) will CLOSE at 8:45AM to through traffic and re-open at approximately 9:15AM.  
  • Traffic on Rt 34 will be stopped for a brief period while participants cross between Rt 34 by the Creamery from approx 9:02-9:10AM.  Traffic will be intermittently stopped further down Rt 34 (near the Police barracks) as participants make their way back to Shafer Park.
  • 8:00 AM -  Race Day Registration and Pre-Registration pickup opens
  • 8:45 AM -  Registration closes, Park Lane closes
  • 8:50 AM -  Dynamic warm-up, led by Abby Rudesill, PT (BodySense PT)
  • 8:55 AM -  National Anthem - Carly Wade
  • 9:00 AM -  Race begins
  • 9:45 AM -  Optional Bonus Workouts* (see below), food, kids' activities, sponsor displays
  • 10:20 AM -  Awards - Shannon Murphy & Jack Kesselring
  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM -  Historic Boonsboro Walking Tour - small groups led by Kevin Boyer, or do on your own!  (


Course Map & Description

Turn by turn course description with map attached.  Pardon the markups.  Correction to prior map: road behind the Police Station = King Farm Way (not Sgt Poffenberger)

  • Start on Park Lane behind the National Road Museum.
  • Proceed southeast on Park Lane, cross MD 34 and continue straight on Reeder's Alley, reversing course at the intersection of 40A.
  • Follow Reeder's Alley northwest to the entrance of Boonsboro Cemetery.
  • Run a loop around the cemetery, then turn left onto Reeder's Alley.
  • Follow Reeder's Alley a short distance then turn left onto Young Ave.
  • Continuing on Young Ave and make a R on Monument Dr , follow to MD 34/Potomac St.
  • Cross MD 34 then turn R to follow King Farm Dr behind the Police station, cross lawn onto Park View.
  • Follow Park View until the deadend at stone wall (behind which one of the Boone gravesites lies), then turn Left onto Park Dr.
  • Continue on Park Dr. to entrance of Shafer Park by the playground.
  • Follow course markings on paved pathway to finish adjacent to the covered pavilion just south of the main Shafer Park parking lot.
Fit In Boonsboro workout

Approx 9:45 - 10:10am.   Join Jackie for an MMA-inspired workout designed to pummel calories and shred belly fat.  No sign up required, just step in the ring if you've got a little fight left!

BEAST (Boonsboro Endurance, Agility and Strength Training) workout:

Approx 9:45 - 10:10am.  Basic training at it's finest!   Burpees, jumprope, bodyweight moves and yes - more running.  No sign up required, just grab a rope and get your finisher on!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at