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9-Hour Challenge

$95 $75 6:00AM EST - 3:00PM EST Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
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5-Hour Challenge

$70 $60 10:00AM EST - 3:00PM EST Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
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"More than a 4 Miler"

$50 $40 1:00PM EST - 3:00PM EST Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Location

Little Bennett Campground
23705 Frederick Road
Clarksburg, MD US 20871

Description

Set in scenic Little Bennett Regional Park, the Froggy Hollow 5 & 9 presented by Altra is a timed trail ultra event with a 9-Hour, 5-Hour or "More than a 4 Miler" option. Froggy Hollow 5 & 9 offers the perfect setting for newbies and veteran trail runners to push their limits and achieve their new personal best. All participants will complete the 4.3-mile loop through Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg, MD. The runners with the most mileage (most loops completed in their allotted event time) will be eligible for awards.  We’ll have a fully stocked aid station directly on course and 9-Hour participants can set up trackside for ultimate convenience (more info to come on this). 

This endurance event will offer unmatched camaraderie and a stellar vibe. We hope you will join us for this inaugural trail ultra brought to you by Charm City Run Events and Altra!

Not permitted on the trail: littering, pacers, crew, dogs, bandits, strollers.

Race Details

ENTRY FEES

9-Hour Challenge:
$65 – Oct 12 through Oct 31
$75 – Nov 1 through Dec 31
$85 – Jan 1 through Jan 31
$95 – Feb 1 through race day

5-Hour Challenge:
$55 – Oct 12 through Oct 31
$60 – Nov 1 through Dec 31
$65 – Jan 1 through Jan 31
$70 – Feb 1 through race day

"More than a 4 Miler":
$35 – Oct 12 through Oct 31
$40 – Nov 1 through Dec 31
$45 – Jan 1 through Jan 31
$50 – Feb 1 through race day

Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, 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.

PACKET PICKUP

Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Charm City Run Frederick
925 West 7th St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Friday, February 3, 2023 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Charm City Run Gaithersburg
255 Kentlands Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Saturday, February 4, 2023 starting at 5 AM
Little Bennett Campground - Amphitheater
23705 Frederick Rd
Clarksburg, MD 20871

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

If you wish 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.

 

AWARDS

Overall Awards: Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female, Top 3 Non-binary
AG Awards: Top 1 M/F/N in 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Everyone runs the same loop, one way.
You must finish the entire loop before the clock strikes 3 PM for the lap to count.
Chip readers at several points along the way for split times and live tracking.
Awards ceremony at approximately 3:30 PM.  Only the overall awards will be announced.

 

AMENITIES

All registrants will have access to:

  • Stocked aid station at Mile 2
  • Comfiest race premiums with race logo (picture coming soon!)
  • Hot food bar at the amphitheater starting at 2 PM w/ a campfire! (Vegan option available!)
  • Custom wooden finisher award (picture coming soon!)
  • Locally sourced age group awards

 

LODGING

Stay On Site:
Little Bennett Campground
23705 Frederick Road
Clarksburg, MD US 20871
CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS

Little Bennett Campground has select spots open for camping during Froggy Hollow 5 & 9!  Check out their website to reserve your spot now.  These spots will go quickly, so don't wait.  

Official Hotel Partner:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Germantown Gaithersburg
20025 Century Blvd
Germantown, Maryland 20874
CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Located only 15 minutes away from Little Bennett Campground, The Fairfield Inn & Suites Germantown Gaithersburg is offering special pricing to Froggy Hollow athletes.  Click the link above for more information and to book your room by January 20th.

 

DROP BAGS

9-Hour Challenge participants may bring 1 drop bag and stash it along Loop E in the designated area. You will have access to your bag after completing each loop and when you are finished running. The race organizers and Little Bennett Campground are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please be careful and smart about what you store in your drop bag. Suggestions include extra shoes & socks, clothing, nutrition, etc. Keep your cash, cards, and other valuables LOCKED in your car.

 

HEADLAMPS

All 9-Hour Challenge participants should have a light to get around the starting area and should plan to start the race with a light. Sunrise is around 7:15, but with clouds it may still be pretty dark, especially in the woods. 

 

COURSE

Course Map:
CLICK HERE FOR AN INTERACTIVE MAP

The 4.3-mile course loop will begin and end at Loop E of the Little Bennett Campground.  Trails utilized are a combination of Acorn Hollow Trail, Beaver Valley Trail, Stoney Brook Trail, W Piedmont Trail, Tobacco Barn Trail, Windy Ridge Trail, Browning Run Trail and Bennett Ridge Trail.  

 

 
**Pending final approvals.  Route is subject to change at any point.  Please follow course markings and volunteer/staff instructions on event day.

Course Marking:
The entire course will be marked with pink surveyor flags stamped with a black CCR Logo and pink flagging tape in the trees.  A wide red ribbon will be placed at junctions or trails not a part of the race.  Bright yellow signs labeled with the CCR Logo and arrows will also be placed at all junctions on the course, with wrong-way signs on trails that are not a part of the race.  Additionally, all trails and trail junctions within Little Bennett Regional Park are signed with permanent signs by the park.

 

Event Alert System:
We have implemented a color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) for Froggy Hollow 5 & 9 that will communicate the status of course conditions on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based on the weather and other course conditions. On race day, the current EAS status will be communicated via color-coded flags at the start /finish area and along the course at the aid station.

All participants should familiarize themselves with the EAS prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race staff, and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather or course conditions on race day.

 

POST-RACE

Starting at 2 PM, warm up around the campfire and help yourself to a delicious hot buffet at the campground amphitheater.  Vegan food options will be available.  Altra, Charm City Run and more event partners will be on-site for product demos, samples and shopping.

 

TRAINING GROUPS

At Charm City Run our goal is to safely train people from the new runner to the advanced marathoner. Our coaches and your fellow runners will help you reach your goals - whether you are aiming to finish your first 5K or achieve a new personal record.

The journey is just as important as the race and we want to make it a fun and enjoyable experience. This is why we believe a group atmosphere is the best way to train for a long run. We strive to help you achieve your goal safely through a gradual increase in your training.

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

 

BENEFICIARY

More information coming soon! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help out? We couldn't do it without our many volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at the Oktoberfest 5 Miler presented by Altra. Click here to learn more and sign up (link coming soon!) Don't forget - volunteers are eligible for our Volunteer Incentive Program where you can earn free entries to your favorite Charm City Run races!

Refund, Deferral, Transfer and Cancellation Policies

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.

Refunds

Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, 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.

Deferrals

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 January 21, 2023 (2 weeks prior to race day) - $15.00
January 22, 2023 - February 3, 2023 - $30.00

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

Transfers

We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to February 3, 2023. After this deadline passes we are unable to allow transfers as race materials have been 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 runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.

Cancellation

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 2023 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. Our regular cancellation policy found here covers scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, public health emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at events@charmcityrun.com PRIOR to registering.

 

Sponsors
Froggy Hollow 5 & 9 presented by Altra: A Charm City Run Event


The Froggy Hollow 5 & 9 presented by Altra 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 8 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 charmcityrun.com.

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