About the event
With the unpredictable weather ahead and the state of emergency declaration issued by the State of Maryland, we have received notification from park management indicating that the 2018 Patapsco Trail Fest and it’s rain date must be canceled.
This cancellation has not been an easy decision. The park and our team have worked very hard to host the event as scheduled. Trail Fest is a collaborative effort across user groups and the cancellation is a disappointment to all of us.
With Hurricane Florence upon us and its impact truly uncertain, we are unable to move ahead the event or with the planned rain date. In spite of the reduced forecast for the race area, there is significant rain coming our way. We are not comfortable attempting to put that much strain on trails after such significant rainfall and the park agrees.
We are grateful for our sponsors and partner organizations and to our diverse community of trail users each committed to the stewardship of Patapsco Valley State Park.
For any concerns, comments, or questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you all out there on the (dry) trails!
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.
Mountain Club of Maryland will lead two spectacular hikes of 5 and 8 miles. There is no charge for hikes, kids under 14 will receive an event shirt.
Adults can purchase shirts, meal and beer tickets and register for camping at check out.
Hikers should wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots. No flip-flops, please! Pace for the hikes will be appropriate for novice to experienced hikers. Family groups encouraged. A water bottle or two, hat and sunscreen are highly encouraged. Hikes will be lead by members of the Mountain Club of Maryland, a local organization of hikers and trail maintainers."
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 11k and 6k runners.)
*2 beer tickets for craft brews
*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 5 Aid stations providing support during the run as well as 2 river crossings!
13._ Half Marathon
The Half Marathon course will be a 13.? mile course with 1313 feet of elevation gain! There will be aid stations providing support during the run as well as 2 river crossings!
11k Trail Run
The 11k 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! 11k runners will get a running tech shirt and finishers medal.
1 Mile Kids Fun Run
There will be a FREE 1 mile trail run for kids! Registration is day-of only. Kids will get an awesome finishers medal!
6k Trail Run
Just added, the 6k trail distance will feature single track fun at a shorter distance! Come back for course map later!
Local time: 1:59 PM