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Join us Sunday, September 18th for the annual Charm City Run 20 Miler on the Torrey C. Brown (NCR) Trail. The NCR Trail is a hardpacked, dirt/gravel surface and part of the “Rails to Trail” program. This race is scheduled as a supported training run to prepare for a fall marathon, or for those just looking to get a long run in!
$40.00 through 11/7/21 (Special Early-Bird Registration!)
$45.00 11/8/21 through 12/31/21
$50.00 1/1/22 through 3/31/22
$55.00 4/1/22 through 6/30/22
$60.00 7/1/22 through 9/11/22
$65.00 after 9/11/22
Please Note: The entry fees above DO NOT include one-way bus transportation from the parking area in Cockeysville to the start line in Freeland. If you would like to purchase bus transportation you may do so during registration for $10. Bus transportation can not be added on race day.
*There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event. Information on transfers and deferrals can be found below.
Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the Charm City Run 20 Miler.
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.
There is a 350-runner capacity on this race.
Saturday, September 17th from 1PM-3PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Sunday, September 18th (Race Day) from 6AM-7:15 AM
Ashland Marketplace Shopping Center
11121 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Race bibs are not available for pickup at the starting line. If you plan to pick up on race day you must do so at Ashland Marketplace where the buses pick up.
We have created a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but are not local, or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person race at this time. 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 Saturday packet pickup, or can be mailed to you at no additional cost. We will begin mailing VIRTUAL race packets on September 20th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on September 17th.
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 September 18th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie and post on the runsignup.com photo page here.
Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but we'll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.
There is no parking at the start of the race in Freeland, MD. The trail parking lot is reserved for other trail users, and we need to leave space for others to enjoy the trail as well. You can arrange your own drop-off at the race start, or ride the bus from Ashland Marketplace if you purchased bus transportation during registration.
The first bus will leave Ashland Marketplace at 6:15 AM. Buses will leave every 15 minutes thereafter, provided they are full. The last bus will leave at 7:15 AM. Transportation is not guaranteed for race-day registrants. If you have yet to register for the bus, transportation can be added to your registration by attending a packet pick up session prior to the event or adding it online by following the steps below:
1. Go to your runsignup.com profile page
2. Click on "manage registration" to the right of the race listing under your upcoming events
3. Select add-on from top menu and complete process
Bus transportation cannot be added on race day. We will follow any current best practices for health and safety while on the bus, which may include masking. There is no return transportation to the start area provided. Charm City Run does offer a shuttle service to bring runners from the finish line back to their car at Ashland Marketplace.
Performance shirts to all participants; medical coverage on course; water and Gatorade at designated sites; post-race refreshments at the finish line area.
NOTE: Fluids are available only about every three miles. It is recommended runners carry their own fluid replacement and/or energy supplement.
The 20 Miler course will follow the layout used in 2021. Runners will start on the trail near the Freeland NCR Trail parking area. The course will briefly run north before turning around to head south. Once you arrive at Paper Mill Road runners will make a right turn to run in the coned shoulder for roughly 1/4 mile and then make another right turn to finish on Arrowwood Road.
An unofficial course map can be found here. Exact location of start, northern turnaround, and finish line are subject to the official measurement
The NCR Trail is a hard-packed, dirt surface and part of the "Rails To Trail" program. The trail is open to casual runners, horse riders and bikers during our event. Please be gracious to all. This is the same trail used for the Northern Central Railroad Trail Marathon.
For a map of the NCR Trail please click here.
Charm City Run gift cards to top three male and female finishers overall ($75, $50, $25); and top male and female masters ($50).
Gift cards will be given to the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
The Charm City Run 20 Miler was meant to serve as an organized and supported long run for those in a fall training cycle. This race does not offer a finisher medal or fancy awards - rather we strive to provide a safe and supportive event and hope to be a stepping stone on your path to even bigger goals.
A shuttle will be provided for the return to Ashland Marketplace. We will have water, Gatorade and post race snacks at the finish line. Although there will not be an official award ceremony, we will have awards present at the finish line. You can check on the race runsignup.com results page to see if you placed and we will be happy to present you with your award.
For more information about Charm City Run Training Groups click here.
Please no baby joggers, strollers, roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, or other pets allowed on the race course. For your safety we discourage the use of headphones while participating. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant.
Race results will be posted online at CharmCityRun.com.
Want to help out? We couldn't do it without our many volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at the Charm City Run 20 Miler. 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!
As we continue the return to racing in 2022, 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.
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.
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 September 4, 2022 (2 weeks prior to race day) - $15.00
September 5, 2022 - September 17, 2022 (within 2 weeks of race day) - $30.00.
Registrants may defer their entry by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.
We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to September 17, 2022. 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.
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 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to registering.
The Charm City Run 20 Miler 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 6 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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