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Patuxent River Trail 10K
Have a great time at QOC's 3rd Annual Patuxent River Trail 10K run, and you'll be supporting orienteering nationally as well as conservation efforts at this Patuxent River Park. Funds raised from this race will be split equally between a donation to Patuxent River Park and one to the US National Orienteering Teams, which represent the United States in international orienteering competitions. Race proceeds will therefore support both a variety of conservation activities and wildlife projects including wetland restoration, invasive species removal, wildlife monitoring activities, river clean-up events and environmental education programs, and US elite orienteers in their efforts to excel in international competition. In case the mention of orienteering makes you wonder if your map reading and compass skills are up to snuff, don't worry, QOC offers plenty of races involving navigation but this one is a "straight" trail run on a well marked course - so spread the word to all your compass-avoiding friends!
The Date & Time: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013. Race start is 10 a.m.
The Course: A 10 km loop on the park’s natural surface trails and fields. The course is mostly relatively flat (profile below), with occasional dips into and then climbs out of the park's stream valleys, but like anywhere else around here in early March it could be rainy and/or muddy or even snowy or icy on race day. The course will be the same as last year's course - see map here, or a course elevation (height in meters by distance in km) profile here.
The Awards: There will be awards for the top 3 overall male and female and in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65 and up. The awards will be the same as in years past - Pacers Running Store gift cards worth $50/$35/$25 for the top 3 overall M/F and $10 for the top three M/F in each age group. Manual timing will be used.
Registration: Online registration is now closed. On-site race day registration will be offered for $35 (cash or check accepted) starting at 9 a.m.. All those who registered online will get the commemorative race item; race day registrants will get it while supplies last.
New this year! This race is now part of the 2013 Trail Runner Trophy Series, a nationwide series of trail races. Everyone who finishes our race will be automatically entered (at no additional cost) in this series.
Packet pick up will be held from 9am until 9:45am at the race arena. Please arrive early to ensure you aren’t rushed getting ready for the start.
Directions: from the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 11A, (Pennsylvania Ave), Route 4 east for 8 miles. Take Route 301 south for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Croom Station Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Turn left on Croom Road (Route 382) and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Croom Airport Road and continue for 2 miles. At park entrance, continue straight towards the Group Camp Area. Turn right into the parking area when you reach a large field on the right hand side of the road. The arena map showing parking, registration, start and finish areas is shown below.
From Routes 50/301, take Route 301 south for 15 miles. Turn left onto Croom Station Road and continue as described above.
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Patuxent River Park, Barn parking area, Upper Marlboro, MD (10K Trail Race)
|Start Times||The race will start at 10am.|
|Schedule||Saturday, March 2 |
|Location Details|| |
|Course Details||10K Trail Race |