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SMHS Makin' Hay 10K & 5K

Sat April 19, 2025 Directions
Claim your bragging rights and conquer either the Makin' Hay 10K or 5K!
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$40.67 $39.64 8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Price increases after December 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 8 - 99.


$37.58 $37.58 8:35AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Price increases after December 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, Maryland


Welcome back to the Makin' Hay 10K & 5K!  We can't wait to have you claim bragging rights after conquering one of these challenging but scenic courses on Saturday, April 19, 2025.

The scenic and rolling 10K and 5k courses will take you on a journey through some of the prettiest farmland in Frederick County.  Spring will be ushering forth in color as you run past numerous farms, along Catoctin Creek on a gravel road, and across two, historic one-lane wooden deck bridges spanning Catoctin Creek. 5-year age group awards!!!

Race Day Schedule: 0700 - 0820 Bib Pickup; 0830-10K Start; 0835-5K Start; 1030-course closes for both events. Race day on-site registration must be accomplished via personal smartphone - no cash/check transactions accepted.

Race day bib pickup closes at 8:20 sharp for both events, with vehicular access to the park closing at that time. No late starts - plan your arrival time accordingly. Running strollers are allowed, but the wearing of headphones/earbuds is strongly discouraged as both courses are held on open roads where vehicular traffic can be expected to be encountered. 

Our 5K option offers half the distance and half of the elevation change of our 10K, is all on paved surfaces, crosses one wooden deck bridge twice, and also provides some amazingly sweeping vistas!

Finishers of the in-person 5K and 10K will receive a custom finisher's medal in 2024. Short-sleeved tee-shirts are available as an add-on purchase up until around 4/1/2025. 

Awards: Overall top 3 male and female finishers in each race will receive a custom award (no double-dipping). In our 5-year age-groups, the top 3 in each will take home a custom glass acknowledging their achievement. The John Godinet Memorial Mid-Pack Maven Award will be presented to the 10K participant that finishes smack-dab in the middle of the pack! 

There is NO virtual option.

Refund Policy: You will be given the opportunity to purchase event insurance during registration from a third-party provider. Registrants will be able to initiate a partial refund via their RunSignup profile up until 30 days prior to the event. After that, no individual refunds or transfers.



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5-Year Age Groups - Design to be Determined for 2024. Finisher's Medals for 2024!

Award designs are subject to change.


Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, Maryland

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