About the event
Dear Patapsco Trail Fest Family and Friends,
We have been deliberating over how to bring you the 2020 Patapsco Trail Fest with the atmosphere of community and shared trail experiences that makes PTF special.
We have heard from you, and it’s loud and clear all of us have missed the community and being outdoors at Patapsco Valley State Park… well, we think we have it worked out.
Patapsco Trail Fest 2020 will go virtual - We have seen great success with virtual formats throughout all of the trail activities that comprise the event, so let’s do this!
By going to a virtual format, we can still enjoy the camaraderie, competition, and fun of PTF albeit in a slightly different way. A virtual event allows everyone to safely participate on their own terms and times that work best for them. The timed events (event tracking) will be recorded in an app called Strava and they will be the same routes that were planned for 2020 Patapsco Trail Fest.
Don’t like the weather? The river isn’t right? Don’t have time to ride today? You can ride, run, hike, climb, camp, and paddle anytime between September 18 and October 18th. Get out there when conditions are perfect for you! For our far-away friends, you will have an option to complete your event (wherever you are) and earn your finisher’s award.
While we will miss sharing a beer and stories around the campfire, we can still have a shared experience, race with our friends, and support the Park and trail community that makes Patapsco special.
Of course, there will be opportunities for you to complete all the routes without uploading to Strava and you can still show your support for the park by donning Trail Fest swag during and after the event.
In 2020, we will have the Trail Fest Slam! run all four distances for $240 and get all 4 medals plus a super sweet Patagonia Houdini Air Jacket (retails at $170). This is a real race in that there will be actual courses and a standings board so that you can encourage and heckle your friends, compare times and judge your personal effort.
The marathon course will be a 26.+ mile course, closer to 28 miles. There will be a course map, and cue sheet for you to follow.
13._ Half Marathon
The Half Marathon course will be a 13+ mile course. Some say it's closer to 15 miles...
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++ miles of trail.
6k Trail Run
Back again in 2020, the 6k trail distance will feature single track fun at a shorter distance!
Local time: 9:50 PM