Come join us for the 11th annual running of the Rosaryville Veterans Day 50K. The leaves will be gone, the air will be crisp, and we hope you will once again cross this bridge with us at our Veterans Day trail race.
The Annapolis Striders present this 50K on the wooded trails and through the meadows of Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The race is limited to 200 participants and has an 8-hour time limit.
Headphones, pets, babyjoggers, etc. are not allowed during the race given the nature of the course, our concern for the safety of all participants, and our insurance requirements.
The course is basically three loops around the 9.5-mile perimeter trail. The perimeter trail has two aid stations about 4 1/2 miles apart, with a porta-pot at each aid station. There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavilion after the race--or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.
The course is mostly in deep woods, though there is some running in meadow also. The trail is largely single track, but not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail. After completing 3 full loops of the perimeter trail, you will continue on the trail (as if you were doing a 4th loop) but will exit the trail next to the Pavilion picnic area about 2.2 miles later for the finish.
In the interest of our dedicated volunteers and to avoid having runners on the course after the 8-hour time limit, we have added cut-off times for the third lap:
On Lap 3, runners must depart Aid Station #1 by 1:00 p.m.
On Lap 3, runners must depart Aid Station #2 by 2:30 p.m.
From Baltimore: (Travel time approx. 1 hour.) Take Route 97 to Route 3 south. Route 3 will cross Route 50 and become Route 301 south. Follow Route 301 to Upper Marlboro. The State Park is located approximately 4 miles south of Upper Marlboro. The park entrance is on the right.
From the Washington Beltway I-495/95: (Travel time approx. 1/2 hour.) Take exit #11, Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Upper Marlboro. Exit on Route 301 south for approximately 4 miles. The park entrance is on the right.
Warning: Enter the park from Route 301, not from Rosaryville Road. You cannot get to the start of the race from the Rosaryville Road entrance.
Overall Male/Female, Masters, and Military (active duty or retired). Ten-year age-group awards. Hats for all runners. Medals for finishers.
Local time: 6:35 AM