About the event
Trail Fest is the premier trail user event for Patapsco Valley. The idea of PVSP Trail Fest was created to unite as many user groups as possible in one weekend. We want PVSP Trail Fest to truly benefit the users of the park with great events for all disciplines. Mountain biking, Trail Running, Hiking, Camping and many other events are all included within the weekend! Check out all of the races and activities we will be hosting, and come join us September 16-17!
8am- Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Start
9am- 10k Start
9:15am- 7 mile, 4 mile, & 3 mile hikes depart
12pm- Kids 1 Mile Trail Run Start- FREE of Charge!
Camping is offered at registration checkout for $10. This includes tent/car camping for Saturday night. RVs are not allowed and there are no hookups for electricity or water.
Patapsco Trail Fest will offer a 7 mile, 4 mile, and 3 mile hike. All hikes will be lead by a representative from the Mountain Club of Maryland.
What you get:
*Well marked course, with heavily stocked aid stations and volunteers
*Tech-material event shirt (UnderArmour, Brooks, etc.)
*Unique finishers medal for all running events
*Food truck ticket for your choice of post-race meal ($5 extra for 10k runners.)
*2 beer tickets for craft brews by Oskar Blues
*Free s'mores campfire party presented by REI on Saturday night
*Opportunity to camp on site Friday & Saturday night
The marathon course will be a 26.8 mile course with 2888 feet of elevation gain! There will be a 3 Aid stations providing support during the run as well as 2 river crossings!
The Half Marathon course will be a 13.9 mile course with 1313 feet of elevation gain! There will be aid stations providing support during the run as well as 2 river crossings!
10k Trail Run
The 10k run is a fun and great way for kids and adults alike to run on the same great trails as everyone else! The loops features 6.7 miles of trail with 665 feet of elevation gain! 10k runners will get a running tech shirt and finishers medal.
1 Mile Kids Run
There will be a FREE 1 mile trail run for kids! Registration is day-of only. Kids will get an awesome finishers medal!
Local time: 9:29 PM