The Race


The Start/Finish is at Gazebo #2 on the shores of Greenbrier Lake in Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

See our course map.  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.


Course Map
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)


*race day registration will be available only if the 300-runner field has not been filled



Race Fees


                              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.

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! 



8-Hour Ultra-Challenge

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 for inclusion.  



Each participant will receive a great-looking gender-specific event performance shirt. 

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


Race Policies
  • For your safety and the safety of those around you, headphones are discouraged.

  • ​Dogs are not allowed.

  • No Bib transfers and No Refunds (See here for FSRC Policy)  

  • FSRC has adopted the guidelines outlined by USATF regarding Transgender and Transsexual Athletes. (See here for FSRC policy)