Note from the Race Directors
On-line registration is closed but we will have race-day registration, see:https://www.annapolisstriders.org/race/2021-rosaryville-veterans-day-50k
For everyone’s safety we ask the following of you on race day:
* Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a possible COVID-19 infection (CDC COVID-19 Symptoms).
* Please spread out as much as possible during the day. There will be a single mass start (no waves like last year) but we will be using chip timing again so you can spread out as much as you need at the start without sacrificing your official finish time.
* We encourage you to wear a mask before and after the race as much as possible. For the safety of our volunteers, please wear a mask when interacting with volunteers before and after the race, e.g., packet pickup, post-race food pickup, etc.
* Please bring a bottle or hydration pack. We will have a limited supply of cups at the aid stations and there is almost seven miles between aid station #2 back to aid station #1.
Come join us for the 12th 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 3.25 loops around the 9.5-mile single track perimeter trail. There are no big climbs nor descents but the rolling hills add up to a total elevation gain of about 2600ft. The Start/Finish is at the Pavilion picnic area. From the start, runners go 0.7 miles on paved road to Aid Station #1 (AS #1) where they enter the perimeter trail, running in a counter-clockwise direction. About 2.25 miles on the trail from AS #1 is the bag drop area and shortly after that is AS #2. From AS #2, it is about 7 miles on the trail to complete the loop back to AS #1. Runners complete two more loops on the trail then continue to the bag drop area where they exit the loop for a short sprint across a grassy field to the finish. The course is mostly in deep woods; the trail is mostly single track but not very technical. The course is well marked with white pie plates and white confidence ribbons. There are other markers on the course that have been put there by other people for other purposes. Look for the white markers only.
Note for first-time ultra trail runners: This isn’t a technical course, but admire the scenery at your peril. Roots, rocks, and stumps all nestle in the leaves, which in early November will be plentiful.
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: 12:37 PM