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The Nanty Narking Nearly 9K is a beautiful trail run and 2 Mile Fun Stroll that will highlight sites of historic interest in Sandy Spring. Nanty Narking (a Victorian expression meaning “Great Fun“) is a rustic and rootsy trail run back in time where runners will go right past historic Montgomery County, MD sites like the 19th century Friends Meeting House, Woodlawn Manor, the original Sandy Spring, and spots on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Runners of all ages and abilities can experience the scenic, off-the-beaten path beauty of Sandy Spring, Maryland.
The 9K will start at 8:00 A.M. The course consists primarily of wooded paths, single-track fields and gravel access roads. It is a loop course which begins on the baseball field of the Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), meanders through wooded trails of the Underground Railroad Experience Trail, circles the grounds of Woodlawn Manor, and passes the Sandy Spring, the 19th century home Harewood, and the historic Friends Meeting House and cemetery before returning to SSFS. This is a trail run so tread lightly and expect unpredictable footing!
The race is presented by Sandy Spring Museum and is timed by Crazy Dog Events.
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Race packet pick up is at Sandy Spring Friend School baseball field beginning at 7:00 AM on race day.
The NNN9K begins and ends at the SSFS baseball field. The course will take you through the Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park past several Historic Montgomery County sites (Woodlawn Manor, Sandy Spring Meeting House - Lyceum and Cemetery, the Sandy Spring, Harewood House and the Ashton Meeting House!) and around the SSFS campus! It's a interesting and beautiful run - or stroll! Press on the Course Header to take you to the map.