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Run for the Pie 10K

Sat July 20, 2024 Thurmont, MD 21788 US



$0 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 20, 2024 at 8:00am EDT


6010 Mountaindale Rd
Thurmont, MD US 21788


Free for FSRC Members

Our low-key races are free for Steeplechaser members, so YAY!

But for this race, you have to bring a pie. Homemade, store-bought - it doesn't matter.

You must be a club member on race day in order to get free race entry. 

If you’re not a club member, you can join at  If you are renewing a membership, you can renew at

If you think you are a paid member of the club and you can't register for free, please check the spelling of the name you used to join the club, using The system checks for a matching birth date, so please check your RunSignUp profile. If this still doesn't offer the ability to register for the race for free, email for assistance.

Finally - if you currently have an individual membership and would like to upgrade to "Two-In-Household" or "Family" membership in order to get the free race entry for family members, contact our membership committee at

Race Day Registration

You may sign up on race day, but you'll need to do it online on your own device. We will not have paper forms or registration kiosks. Cell service is poor at the race site, so please register before you arrive.

Course Description

The course is a paved beautiful, but hilly country road -  out and back along the base of the Catoctin Mountains.  Actual route:  East on Mountaindale Road, north on Putnam Road, run up and down a series of small hills, then run down a big hill, turn around where indicated, and go back.


The top men and ladies get their choice of pies while the rest of us choose in order of finish time.

Directions from Frederick

Plug 6010 Mountaindale Road, Thurmont, MD into your GPS. From Frederick, take US 15 north past Cactus Flats (bar on the left) and turn left onto Hansonville Rd. and make an immediate right onto Mountaindale Rd. Follow Mountaindale Rd. through the fish ponds and across Bethel Rd. until you come to an intersection where Putnam Rd. is on your right. Go left to stay on Mountaindale Rd. and proceed toward the entrance to the Frederick Watershed Area. Proceed to a gravel lot on the right-hand side where you should see a display time clock and people dressed like runners carrying pies (not a common sight).  Try to carpool – parking is limited. 


This is a low-budget but fun event that we’ve done over and over again to fill in gaps in the running schedule (“pie filler” Get it?).  The race is adequately marked, measured, and timed, but there is minimal aid (one water station you pass twice with just water that could be self-serve if no one shows up to help).  There is no traffic control (but there’s very little traffic out there).

And we'll have one of the most popular runner amenities: port-a-pots at the start!

As always, everyone runs at their own risk (not a race for pre-teen children).

Come out, have a great run, and share some pie!


The race will be chip timed, but still please make sure that you stay in order as you cross the finish line where volunteers will scan your bib -- we do this as a backup to resolve any missed chip reads.


Race Contact Info

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