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Participate anytime between April 1st and May 31st Frederick, MD 21701 US
RaceJoy Ready


650 Carroll Pkwy
Frederick, MD US 21701


SPRING IS COMING! While in-person events look to slowly make a comeback, we have created a fun challenge to keep you motivated AND maybe show you some new places to run! The Spring Explorer Race Series is a bundle of 7 races run over the course of 8 weeks with actual courses in different communities around the greater Baltimore area. It’s a racing experience you haven’t seen before with some really practical SWAG! Let's go #exploringontherun!

Event Details


Individual Race: $10
Spring Explore Race Series Bundle (All Seven Races):
$50 (increases to $60 on April 1st)


1. Sign up! You can register for a single race, or sign up for the series bundle (hint: you’re going to want the bundle!). More info on the SWAG below.
2. Pick up your gear. If you’ve signed up for the series bundle you’ve got some really cool SWAG to grab including your phone holder, sticker sheet, and race passport. We’ll have packet pickups in our stores (see below), and shipping/late pickup options after the series begins.
3. Download RaceJoy. RaceJoy is the interactive race app for Android and iOS that will allow you to compete on the same courses as your fellow runners and walkers. Each location’s course is built in, and your friends can give you “cheers” as you’re running!
4. Pick a race and go! You can run any race you want in any order! Courses vary from 2 miles to just over 10k, and are located near communities where we have Charm City Run stores. Fire up the RaceJoy app, make your way to the start line, and hit GO on your app. RaceJoy starts tracking your distance and automatically submits your result to RunSignup when you reach the finish line.
5. Mark off your race passport! Your sticker sheet has an individual sticker for each race location. As you run a race you can apply the sticker to the race passport and mark your progress
6. Repeat! You have 8 weeks to run the 7 courses. You don’t have to run all of them if you don’t want to, and you don’t have to take all 8 weeks to do it. If you complete at least 5 of the races you’ll be eligible for our series scoring, which compiles your finish placement for each completed race. We’ll be handing out awards for each race, as well as our series winners.


If you registered after May 1st and/or have not received your 2021 "swag" please reach out to us:


We are so excited about the swag for the Spring Explorer Race Series. What you’ll receive depends on what you sign up for!


Series Bundle

Sign up for the series bundle for $50 and you get all the gear (price increases to $60 on April 1st):

  • A Nathan Vista WaistPak or Vista Smartphone Arm Sleeve Carrier. Since you’ll need to carry your smartphone with you while you run to use RaceJoy what better premium than a phone holder? These two options both normally retail for $30!
  • Race Passport card. This 6”x6” card is printed on thick cardstock and gives you a place for each race sticker to go!
  • Sticker Sheet. Each race has its own sticker, and you’ll get the full sheet upfront so you can complete the races at your own pace. The sheet is also die-cut with a bonus Spring Explorer Race Series sticker!
  • Access to RaceJoy for all 7 races
  • A Spring Explorer Race Series sticker. Goes well on cars, notebooks, lockers, tool chests, water bottles, you know…
  • Eligibility for individual race awards
  • Eligibility for series awards if you complete at least 5 races
  • Special in-store discount with your completed Race Passport

Individual Race

Sign up for a single race for just $10, and you’ll receive a some cool perks:

  • A Spring Explorer Race Series sticker. Goes well on cars, notebooks, lockers, tool chests, water bottles, you know…
  • Access to RaceJoy for your applicable race
  • Eligibility for individual race awards.

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the Spring Explorer Race Series.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.

Please note: If you are signing up for the "bundle", your referral code will be applicable for whichever "primary race" you registered from (the race page that you are on).


1. Baltimore City, MD - Lake Montebello - Distance: 2.7 Miles - RACE INFORMATION HERE

2. Baltimore City, MD - Inner Harbor Promenade - Distance: 3.7 Miles - RACE INFORMATION HERE

3. Frederick, MD - Baker Park - Distance: 2.6 Miles 

4. Bel Air, MD - Ma & Pa Trail - Distance: 3.83 Miles - RACE INFORMATION HERE

5. Annapolis, MD - Quiet Waters Park - Distance: 2.6 Miles - RACE INFORMATION HERE

6. Columbia, MD - Centennial Lake - Distance: 4.8 Miles - RACE INFORMATION HERE

7. Timonium, MD - Torrey C Brown Rail Trail  - Distance: 6.61 Miles - RACE INFORMATION HERE



Sitting on 58 scenic acres, Baker Park is truly a gem in the heart of Downtown Frederick. While we’d love to run throughout the entire park, multiple road crossings and runners pushing themselves for a good time are not a safe combination. Our course weaves around Culler Lake on paved paths and sidewalks for a total of 3 loops. The surfaces include paved paths, cement sidewalks, and wooden bridges. Parking is available at Frederick High School, or along the streets surrounding the park in designated areas. (Distance 2.6 Miles)



The top male and female runners in each race will receive a $25 gift card to Charm City Run!

If you participate in the entire Spring Explorer Race Series you can bring in your completed Race Passport to any Charm City Run retail location and receive 25% off your purchase of regular-priced apparel and accessories (excludes Garmin, Theragun & Hypervolt) through June 30th!

If you complete at least 5 races in the Spring Explorer Race Series you are entered into our series scoring competition. At the end of May we'll compile the top 3 men and women in the series, and they'll receive a special prize from Charm City Run!


Additional "SWAG" for Sale

Running our Spring Explorer series? Here is a cute new design with some of the things you might find along the way! Click images below to purchase.






Refund, Deferral and Transfer Policy

As we slowly return to racing in 2021, we want to be completely transparent with our policies regarding refunds, deferrals, and cancellations. If you are interested in signing up for this race please read this section carefully prior to registering. All interested participants will be shown these policies during the registration process and must agree to adhere to them in order to be admitted to the event.


Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, permits, supplies, staffing, and other costs incurred before, during, and after the event is held. To be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy.


Deferrals will not be offered for the Spring Explorer Race Series.


We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to two weeks prior to the race (March 15th). After this deadline passes we are unable to allow transfers as race materials have been received and prepped for the event. Again, to be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrants may transfer their entry to another registrant by going into their profile on and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race. There is a $10 processing fee for transfers (the fee will be paid by the registrant who is transferring the race registration).

Please note that our regular cancellation policy found here applies to other scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at PRIOR to registering.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Spring Explorer Race Series - Baker Park.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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