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10 Best Road Races in Maryland!

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A road race is a fantastic way to get exercise and enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere of a collective accomplishment. If you want to make the most of your next race experience, you have to know the best races. From the unique Nut Job Challenge of the Frederick Running Festival to the King Crab challenge of the Cambridge Crab Run, you’ll love these 10 best road races in Maryland.

Baltimore Running Festival, Baltimore, MD

Want to explore Baltimore? There’s no better way than the Baltimore Running Festival. See all the best sites with the full marathon or try out the half marathon, 10K, or 5K.

Frederick Running Festival, Frederick, MD

Every runner in the Frederick area knows that the Frederick Running Festival is the place to be every May. There’s a distance for every runner: 5K, half marathon, and team relays. It’s also part of popular Maryland running event challenges: the Big Freakin’ Deal and the King Crab Challenge.

Maryland Half Marathon, Fulton, MD

This year is the 15th anniversary of the annual Maryland Half Marathon. Head to Fulton for the ambitious half marathon or opt for the 5K instead to still take part in the fun.

Fallen Soldiers Memorial 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, Potomac, MD

One of the best parts about running races is the ability to contribute to fantastic causes. If you want to make a difference for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, check out the Fallen Soldiers Memorial 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon.

Salisbury Marathon, Salisbury, MD

If you’re in the Salisbury area, the Salisbury Marathon has to be a bucket list road race. Sign up for the full marathon, half marathon, or 5K to be part of the party of this race’s five-year anniversary.

St. Michaels Running Festival, St. Michaels, MD

Want to set a PR? The St. Michaels Running Festival is the place to do it. The half marathon is known to be the flattest and fastest half marathon in the Mid-Atlantic, so come prepared to fly through this exciting course.

Annapolis Running Festival, Annapolis, MD

Lace up your shoes and hit the pavement because the Annapolis Running Festival is coming up. Check out this fantastic running event, whether you opt for the 5K, 10K, or half marathon. It’s also part of the Chessie Challenge along with the Baltimore and Ocean City running festivals.

Cambridge Crab Run, Cambridge, MD

No one can feel crabby after a run, so go for a run and start preparing for the fantastic Cambridge Crab Run. Try out the half marathon or the 5K, or conquer both to become a King Crab.

Springburst 10K, Glenn Dale, MD

The Springburst 10K is one of the favorite days of the year in Glenn Dale. This 10K draws runners from all across the area and beyond, and even kids can join in the fun with the kids’ one-miler.

Mainly Marathons Independence Series, Elkton, MD

The Independence Series of Mainly Marathons is a running event for the ages. Head to Elkton for this fabulous event’s 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, or 50K ultramarathon.

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