Sun October 11, 2020 Cockeysville, MD 21030 US Directions
Running isn't cancelled!


Middle School Division - 9AM

9:00AM EDT
Open to ages 1 - 15.


12:00AM EDT

High School Division - 9AM

9:00AM EDT
Open to ages 13 - 19.

College Division - 9AM

9:00AM EDT
Open to ages 17 - 99.

Middle School Division - 10:00AM

11:30AM EDT
Open to ages 1 - 15.

High School Division - 10:00AM

11:30AM EDT
Open to ages 13 - 19.

College Division -10:00AM

11:30AM EDT
Open to ages 17 - 99.


Shawan Downs
13727 Falls Road
Cockeysville, MD US 21030


Our second session at 10:00 AM (formerly 11:30 AM) has been confirmed! Entries will now be accepted for the 10:00 AM race.


We are excited to announce the second race of the 2020 Maryland XC Series! Complete information on the event can be found below, and any questions can be sent to We hope you'll join us!

How It Works


Online registration is available up through the beginning of the race on October 11th, and is the preferred method of registration. Based on availability, limited in-person registrations will be accepted at packet pickup and on race day. If the race reaches capacity no additional entries will be accepted. The number of entries currently available is displayed under the division above.


NOW AVAILABLE - 10:00 AM (Formerly 11:30 AM) SESSION!

Based on the demand for this race we have added a second race on 10/11 beginning at 10:00 AM. We will follow the same format as the 9 AM race, but this second session would allow another 250 kids to participate. The second race has been converted from a waitlist to a regular entry division, so if you register for the 10:00 AM race your credit card will be charged at that time and your entry confirmed.

If you have questions about the second session please email us at and we'll be happy to help!


Entry Fee

$25 through October 8 at 11:59 PM
$30 after October 8, including packet pickup and race day


Race Shirt

You can purchase a MDXC series shirt for an additional $5 during your online registration, or $10 at packet pickup & on race day. Shirts are a super comfortable cotton/poly blend and available in unisex sizes small through XL.


Packet Pickup

Race packets will be available for pickup at the following times and locations:

Friday, October 9th from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Sunday, October 11th from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Shawan Downs
13727 Falls Road
Cockeysville, MD US 21030 

Please remember to wear a face covering when you come to pick up your race materials!


Race Format

Traditional cross country races feature a mass start on an extended starting line. Due to COVID-19 we have opted to split the start of the race into waves - there is no mass start. Runners that sign up and join a team will start together with their team and be assigned a wave number closer to race day. Runners that do not join a team will receive their wave assignment in an email closer to race day as well. On race day, runners are free to warm up on the property as needed and should remain socially distanced. The starter will call individual waves to the starting line beginning at 9:00 AM where teams/small groups will be sent off in a staggered format. This process allows for separation between groups and less congestion on the course. All runners will receive an official chip time.

The race will be held rain or shine.


Team Competition

We understand that many high school and college athletes will not have the chance to compete as a team in cross country this fall. We want to try and solve that problem by introducing a team competition! Athletes can form teams of 5 people to compete against other teams in their chosen division (middle school, high school, college, and open/mixed). Only teams in the open/mixed division can have a mix of ages and/or genders. We will score complete teams (5 people) by cumulative time (the total time it took each member of the team to complete the course).



The course will be 3.1 miles (5K) for the MDXC Series - Hunt Valley race. Runners will run on grass throughout the property, so spikes are acceptable. The course begins on the interior of the race track and follows a mowed path around the scenic Shawan Downs property finishing at the race track finish line.


We will give out awards as follows:

  • 1st place male and female teams in the middle school, high school, and college divisions
  • 1st place team in the open/mixed division.
  • 1st-3rd place male and female runners in the middle school, high school, college, and open/mixed divisions

COVID-19 Race Protocols

We take health and safety very seriously. Based on guidance from the CDC and local health departments we have created the following operating protocols for MDXC:

  1. All race staff will wear face coverings for the duration of the event.
  2. Race registration will be limited to 250 individuals
  3. All registrants will receive an email 3 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.
  4. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned at the packet pickup area, starting line, and finish line. Participants will be encouraged to utilize them throughout the event.
  5. Runners will not be required to wear masks while running, but must wear a face covering before and after the race while at the park.

About the Maryland XC Series

The first race of the Maryland XC Series is MDXC Bel Air on Sunday, September 27th. Please join us! Click here for more race information and to register.

The Maryland XC Series (MDXC) was created to give athletes an opportunity to compete in cross country races around the state. With the cancellation of many fall athletic seasons and open competitions, the need to bring runners of all ages and abilities together safely was evident. Charm City Run and the Live Give Run Foundation have prepared a race environment that will allow for safe and exciting racing action among individuals and runner-created teams. We hope to include 4 races in the series, and will continue to update information as additional dates and locations are confirmed. We look forward to welcoming everyone this fall!


Shawan Downs Legacy Chase

Legacy Chase is ON this year! For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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