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Posted on: April 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Running Festival 2016 - May 7th & 8th

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The Frederick Police Department reminds citizens, visitors and businesses to prepare for the upcoming Frederick Running Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.

Frederick Running Festival 2016
May 7th & 8th

Frederick, MD April 26, 2016: The Frederick Police Department reminds citizens, visitors and businesses to prepare for the upcoming Frederick Running Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Festival events will include a 5k race and a Kids Fun Run on the evening of Saturday, May 7 and the Frederick Half Marathon on Sunday, May 8.

The Frederick Running Festival will start with a Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Twilight 5k race at 6:00 p.m. The 5k route begins at the Frederick Fairgrounds and follows Monroe Ave. to the new Monocacy Blvd. extension. Runners will follow Monocacy Blvd. to Gas House Pike, where they will turn around and head back to the Fairgrounds. The 5k race shall conclude at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The featured event, the Frederick Half Marathon, will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 8th and will conclude at approximately 10:30 a.m. The race will start and end at the Frederick Fairgrounds and a team relay exchange point will be located at Hood College. Some changes to the route this year have reduced the impact on downtown along North East Street. A map with the routes is attached with pace times and the estimated time when the last runner will pass.

Festival organizers estimate that approximately 7,000 runners and their families will be participating in this event. The Frederick Police Department would like to remind citizens to be aware that the event will bring not only additional vehicular traffic, but also additional pedestrian and bicycle traffic with the runners, their supporters and first responders protecting our community. Citizens will see a significant police presence all along the route with additional traffic control devices such as cones, barricades, traffic signs and variable message boards to help keep participants safe.

Motorists should expect delays and plan additional travel time during the event. All event parking areas will be clearly marked and located close to the Fairgrounds.

The Frederick Police Department is also encouraging everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activity. As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s nationwide public awareness campaign, citizens are reminded “If You See Something, Say Something.” Suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2101 or by calling 9-1-1.

For additional details about the Frederick Running Festival, you can visit their website at www.frederickrunfest.com. For information regarding traffic issues, road closures or general inquiries, please contact Sgt. Joe Simmons of the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-1275 or jsimmons@frederickmdpolice.org.

A press conference will be conducted by the Mayor Randy McClement and Race officials on May 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Boardroom at City Hall, 100 North Court Street, Frederick MD 21701.

For additional information contact: The PIO for the event is LT Dennis Dudley, 301-600-1206 or ddudley@frederickmdpolice.org

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