Summer Solstice 8k



Thursday, June 13
4:00-7:00pm: Packet Pickup at  Charm City Run – 925 West Seventh St, Frederick

​Saturday, June 15
6:00pm: Packet Pickup at race venue

7:25pm: Athletes Serving Athletes 8k race start

7:30pm: General 8K Race Start

7:35pm: One Mile Fun Run/Walk Start

8:00-10:00pm: PARTY!


Race-Day Registration
Online registration is open through race day, but please be aware that entry fees increase on Thursday June 13.

Race day registrants must register online. There will be no in-person registration at the race venue.



We are excited to offer an option for participants to choose a fun run/walk event.  Start 5 minutes after the 8K runners,  turn around at the half-mile point, hit the finish line, and start enjoying the celebration! Fun Run/Walk participants will receive the same race shirt and drink ticket as 8K registrants. We hope you’ll join us in supporting Blessings In A Backpack with your participation.

​Just for fun, gather up some of your friends/family and run/walk a mile as a team!

​Strollers are welcome to participate in the Fun Run/Walk.


Net proceeds from the Frederick Summer Solstice 8K benefit the Frederick chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. The Frederick Steeplechasers donated race proceeds of $19,533 from the 2023 race, bringing the total since the inaugural race in 2016 to $159,055.

Blessings in a Backpack, Frederick Chapter is a local chapter of the national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Blessings mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends and over school breaks for school-age children who might otherwise go hungry when school meals are unavailable.