Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series

5K or 10K
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9th Annual Blue Crab Bolt

The Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series is back for round nine! Similar to our Backyard Burn races, these 5K and 10K courses are fun and challenging and include a mixture of winding single-track hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

Race in one, two, or all three. After each race, awards are presented to the top five finishers in each age group. In addition, a point system adding competitor’s three-race point totals will be used to determine the top five series finishers in each age group. Series prizes and awards are presented at the final race of the series.

This summertime series will undoubtedly be super popular. So, register early to join in the fun and claim your spot on the starting line.

All races begin sharply at 8:00am with check-in starting at 6:30am.

Race #1: Seneca Creek State Park

June 30, 2018
Seneca Creek State Park
Gaithersburg, MD

Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, MD offers a wonderful natural getaway that is just a stones throw from the city. Lake views, scenic streams, and miles of single-track hiking trails greet each visitor.

Race #2: Little Bennett

August 11, 2018
Little Bennett Regional Park
Clarksburg, MD

Little Bennett Regional Park in Montgomery County, MD is a 3600 acre wooded playground filled with over 20 miles of trails, picturesque streams, and plenty of camping. The races courses at Little Bennett follow twisty and fun single-track hiking trails. There’s also challenging hills and plenty of stream-side running.

Race #3: Schaeffer Farms

August 25, 2018 (rescheduled from July 28, 2018)
Schaeffer Farm Trail System
Germantown, MD

The trails at Schaeffer Farms are super fun and wonderfully maintained and include twisty single-track, open field running, stream crossings, and several steep hills. Mostly known as a mountain biking destination, Schaeffer Farms has tons of semi-technical terrain that trail runners love.


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