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Run On The Rocks 10 Miler, Half Marathon & 20 Miler

Sat September 21, 2024 Point Of Rocks, MD 21777 US

Events

10 Miler

$40 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
100 spots left. Registration Opens June 29, 2024 at 1:00am EDT
Open to ages 10+.

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)

$50 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
175 spots left. Registration Opens June 29, 2024 at 1:00am EDT
Open to ages 13+.

20 Miler

$60 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
125 spots left. Registration Opens June 29, 2024 at 1:00am EDT
Open to ages 13+.

Description

 

Attention runners: The race is proceeding as planned! 🏁 We are closely monitoring the weather situation to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Stay tuned for updates, and we look forward to seeing you at the starting line!

 

Join us at the 2023 Team AIMS Run On The Rocks! Whether you're up for a delightful 10 Miler, a hilarious half marathon, or an epic 20 Miler, our beautiful, lightning-fast, pancake flat course awaits. Get ready for a running adventure that'll have you sweating, smiling, and feeling like a champion on a mission! See you at the starting line. 

Race Details
  • This race is a chip-timed race.
  • All participants receive a race premium t-shirt. Late registrations  after September 7th “may” receive t-shirts, if available, and sizes are not guaranteed.  There is a "no shirt" option for those who don't want a shirt.
  • Finisher medals - This year we are adding custom medals made to make you proud. Check out the Medal pictures below!!!
  • Awards UPDATE - YES, WE HAVE THEM THIS YEAR!!!
    • 1st place general category awards for each gender in each event  (Ages 54 & below) - $100 Gift Card
    • 1st place seniors category awards for each gender in each event (Ages 55 & above) - $100 Gift Card
  • Event Transfers - The deadline to switch events is September 09, 2023. After this, email RD@runontherocks.org. We'll try as much as we can.
  • Wearing headphones during the race is not recommended as the Towpath is open for public and cyclists. If you still choose to wear one, make sure you are able to hear the baby bear chasing towards you. 
  • There is no Race Day Registration.

Race Day - Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

Course Information

Start / Finish:

All the races start and finish at the Point of Rocks Boat Ramp area and follow the same direction. The entire course is an out & back on the C&O Canal Towpath following the Potomac River. There will be three different turn around points, one for each distance. The course is a wide semi-paved/gravel towpath, flat and mostly covered by trees. 

Course Map - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5154104623 

Turn Around Check-Ins:

All runners MUST know your turn around point and check-in with the volunteer before turning around. Make sure that the volunteer heard your number. It doesn’t matter what your watch or phone says about the distance. You have to get to the turn around and check-in. If your number isn’t there on the list, that means you haven’t ran the distance so we can’t consider you as an official finisher.

  • 10 Milers: Turn around at Mile 5 marker
  • Half Marathoners: Turn around at Mile 6.55 marker
  • 20 Milers: Turn around at Mile 10 marker.

Aid Stations

There are three aid stations along the course. Depending on the distance you run, you will get to either one, two or all three of them.

  1. Noland’s Aid Station
  2. Monocacy Aid Station
    • Half Marathoners and 20 Milers will get to this Aid Station twice. 
    • Approximately 6.25 miles on the way out on course at the Monacacy Aqueduct area. The Aid Station will be on the left side after the stone bridge, on the way out.
    • Location URL: https://goo.gl/maps/WNqrvo2ujAA9B4aJ6
  3. Dickerson Aid Station

Timings & Cut Offs

  • Packet Pickup
    • From 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM on Race Day
    • Location: Base Camp Shelter at Point of Rocks Community Commons Park
  • Pre-race Instructions
    • At 7:45AM on Race Day
    • Location: Starting line at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp
  • Race Start
    • 8:00AM for all distances
  • Starting line closure
    • Closes at 8:30 AM. We can't time your run after that.
  • Cut Offs
    • 20 Miler - 5 Hours from the start
    • 10 Miler and Half Marathon - Technically the course is open for 5 hours. There is plenty of time for 10 milers and half marathoners to finish.

New medals designed just for you

Base camp and Parking Instructions

Base Camp

All pre and post race gatherings, packet-pickup, food and festivities are at the Point of Rocks Community Commons Reserved Shelter next to the Train station parking. Both the parking and base camp is on the other side of the rail road. Runners can leave all their bags and stuffs at the base camp before proceeding to the starting line.  At the start/finish area, we do not have monitoring service for drop bags.

Parking
  • Race day parking for runners and families is at Point of Rocks Train Station adjacent to the Community Commons Shelter which is also our Race Base Camp.
  • Do not go to Boat Ramp parking if you are participating in the race or coming to cheer your family. Parking at the boat ramp is for volunteers and supply vehicles only.
  • Location: Point of Rocks Train Station, Point of Rocks, MD.  Map URL - https://goo.gl/maps/ybi7r9h3iwGAB2bx5
  • Area Map
    • Red - Parking
    • Yellow - Base Camp
    • Green - Start and Finish Lines

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.runontherocks.org.

Place

3703 Canal Rd
Point Of Rocks, MD US 21777

Cancellations/Refunds

Run On The Rocks has a NO REFUND policy. I know it is not easy. This is a low cost, low key race by a charity organization. We still have to pay up front for many of our vendors and not all costs are recoverable. We’ll think about refunds when we have a higher premium pricing.

The race courses are not USATF Certified yet. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

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