Note from the Race Directors
At this point it is too early to know what protocols and procedures we will need to put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given recent trends we are optimistic that we will be able to make a big step towards normal and are planning for a single mass start; however, until we have our permit from Prince Georges County, many details such as this will be uncertain. When protocols and procedures are finalized, they will be posted here and will also be emailed to all registered runners.
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. 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: 2:57 AM