Schedule on Sunday October 10
7:00-8:15am: Bib Pickup/Race-day Registration*
8:30am: Start of 5.22 Mile Trail Run and 8-Hour Ultra-Challenge
4:30pm: Ultra-Challenge Finish Cutoff (no exceptions)
*Assuming the 300-runner field has not been filled, online registration will be open through race day. If you plan to register on race day, please register online from home or from your own device at the race venue if at all possible.
5.22 Mile 8-hour
Trail Run Ultra Challenge
thru July 31st $35 $55
Aug 1 - Oct 10 $40 $65
Race Day $45 $70
As always, FSRC will absorb the processing fee on your registration.
Sorry, no refunds. Bib transfers are not permitted. See the FSRC Bib Transfer Policy.
Registration limited to 300 participants.
The Start/Finish is at Gazebo #2 on the shores of Greenbrier Lake in Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.
With the park pass you will be sent, you will be able to enter the park early without paying the park entry fee. Follow signs to bib-pickup.
Race Venue - Arrival, Parking, Packet Pickup
Changes for Parking and the Location of the Start/Finish of Rick's Run 2021
The bathhouse area Rick's Run typically utilizes for the start/finish is under renovation. This year we will use the area to the left of the bathhouse, at the start of the paved path. When you enter the park, you will take a left at the fork at the bottom of the road. The parking lot will be on your right. When you park, you will walk down to the area near Gazebo 2. It will be well marked with signs.
See our course map.
5.22 Mile Trail Run
The 5.22 Mile Trail Run is a single loop of the course. Awards in the spirit of the run will be given to the first, second and third place overall male and female finishers in the 5.22 Mile Run. For Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club members, this event is a Grand Prix race. If you're not a Steeplechaser, we invite you to join up and start having fun with us!
The 8 Hour Ultra Challenge is for those who wish to run more than just a single 5.22 mile loop. Within the allotted 8 hours, run as many 5.22 mile loops as you'd like, as slow or as fast as you wish. Run 6 laps (or more!) to log an ultra-distance finish. The top three male and female runners logging the most mileage (quickest time tie-breaker) will receive awards. Those participating in the Ultra Challenge will have until 4:30 P.M. to complete as many loops as possible. 8 hours is a hard cutoff with the last loop having to be started before 3:30 (unless your previous loop was completed in less than an hour) and completed by 4:30 to be counted. No exceptions and no whining about this; Rick wouldn't complain or try to bend the rules and you shouldn't either!
Typical aid station food and drink will be provided and a drop bag area (uncovered) will be set up for those forging on in the Ultra Challenge. Since the only aid station on the course will be at the start/finish, be prepared. It is highly recommended for those running multiple loops to carry at least one water bottle.
[NOTE: COVID considerations may alter our approach to aid station procedures. Subject to change.]
Runners competing in the 8 Hour Ultra Challenge will have will have their results forwarded to Ultrasignup.com for inclusion.
The premium this year is a great-looking gender-specific performance shirt. Shirt availability is not guaranteed for registrations after 9/16.
NOTE: the soft-tech shirt style from Gildan will run a bit small again this year. You might want to size up.
Our awesome volunteers make this event possible. If you would like to join in the fun on race day, please consider joining our team of volunteers.
Other Greenbrier State Park Information
Rick's Run participants won't have to pay the park entry fee on the morning of the event. Entry fees have been rolled into your registration fees and we will be reimbursing the park after the event. Each participant will receive an email with a .pdf file of a parking pass the week of the event which is to be printed out and displayed on their vehicle's dashboard.
On-site camping and other amenities are available at Greenbrier State Park.