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Join us this year for the official 10th Annual Celtic Canter 5K on March 13, 2021!
To provide a safe race environment we have made several changes to the 2021 Celtic Canter format. First, one of the biggest changes for this year is location. To make sure we can safely accommodate our entire field of dedicated runners while maintaining physical distancing we are temporarily re-locating the Celtic Canter to the former Wakefield Golf Course. This will provide us with plenty of space to adequately accommodate everyone who would like to participate in this premier running event.
To stay within the Governor’s guidelines, we have organized three separate start times each accommodating no more than 200 runners. The start times will be 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Runners may select their preferred start time when they sign up. Start times will be available on a first come, first served, basis.
Each start time will be organized to keep runners or groups of runners from the same household 6 ft apart by instituting a rolling start. As in the past, Celtic Canter 2021 will be a chip-timed race accurately recording each runner’s start and finish time. Your time will not start recording until you cross the start line and will stop when you cross the finish line.
Participants can arrive any time during their assigned start time. However, for the safety of all participants, we ask that you arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your assigned start time. You may only race during your assigned start time. Participants that do not start during their assigned times are subject to disqualification. To keep this event safe for everyone your cooperation is key. Please remember the State of Maryland has a face covering requirement. Everyone attending the event must always wear a face covering at all times EXCEPT when running.
Registration for the Celtic Canter 5K is $15 per runner, if you are okay receiving last year’s shirt, or $32 per runner if you would like a new shirt. Register ONLINE or IN-PERSON at the Westminster Family Fitness Center - 11 Longwell Avenue. Registration increases on March 10 at 12:01 p.m. to $20 per runner, if you are okay receiving last year’s shirt or $37 per runner if you would like a new shirt.
Packet Pick-Up (Recreation and Parks Department, 11 Longwell Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157):
March 11, 6am-8pm
March 12, 6am-8pm
5K registration includes a long sleeve t-shirt and individually packaged, to-go, post-race refreshments.
We are excited that races are successfully occurring again in a live “in-person” format. If we must cancel, due to COVID-19, you can expect the following fees refunded:
If you paid a:
$15 registration fee (last year’s shirt option), refund would be $12
$32 registration fee (new shirt option), refund would be $18
Those registering after 12:01 p.m. on March 10:
$20 registration fee (last year’s shirt option), refund would be $17
$37 registration fee (new shirt option), refund would be $23
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