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Candy Cane Dash 5K/1K

Sat December 2, 2023 Frederick, MD 21701 US Directions
Frederick's favorite holiday running tradition for the entire family!


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121 North Bentz St
Frederick, MD US 21701


This beautiful and fun 5K dash around Frederick Maryland's Baker Park is held annually on the first Saturday of December to benefit Girls on the Run of Mid and Western Maryland. Come ready to compete, or come in a (safe) costume - we'll provide a high-energy event for all!

Shirt deadline: October 31, 2023 You can request a shirt at packet pickup, however, receipt of a shirt is not guaranteed after this date. We do have plenty of finisher's medals to go around, so you won't walk away empty-handed!

Race HQ and race-day packet pickup will take place adjacent to the Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Md., from 7 to 8:45 AM. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:30am - the 5k run/walk will start promptly at 9:00am.

Those planning on registering on-site race morning should be prepared to register via smartphone and use a credit card for payment. NO CASH accepted for race-day registration. We will have personnel to assist with on-site registration in the Drees Booth, if needed.

You can view the race day schedule and other info at


New! Companion Race - Gingerbread Dash 5K!
Including linking medals!

The elves are once again excited to bring back the Dash spirit to Downtown Hagerstown on Sunday, December 3, 2023 with the Gingerbread Dash! This new event promises to be the perfect complement to the Candy Cane Dash, with plenty of holiday cheer to go around! For information about the Gingerbread Dash visit us at

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