Blue Crab Bolt Trail Run - Seneca Creek

June 26, 2021 + Virtual Gaithersburg, MD 20878 US Directions
Produced by EX2 Adventures
Events
In-Person

5K

$42.50 06/26 8:00AM EDT Price increases after May 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
In-Person

10K

$50 06/26 8:00AM EDT Price increases after May 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$35 Race on your own between 6/25 and 6/27

Virtual 10K

$35 Race on your own between 6/25 and 6/27
Description

This race is both in-person and virtual. Join us at Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, MD for a great trail running adventure and the kick-off of the 11th Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series!  Seneca Creek 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. These beautiful race courses string together some of the best trails in the park offering the Blue Crab Bolt competitor a fun and challenging run in the woods.

Race Date: Saturday June 26, 2021 + Virtual
Course Length: 5k OR 10k

Virtual Race
Simply complete your race distance any time between June 25th and 27th and then enter your time.  We'll mail you your race t-shirt and invite you to the post-race awards ceremony where we celebrate both the in-person and virtual events!  See FAQs for more information on how the virtual race will work.

Charity partnership
During registration, you will have an opportunity to support a local non-profit Interfaith Works. The goal of the charity partnership is to first and foremost to raise awareness of the services that IW provides to families in our area.  In addition, we hope to raise funds that will directly support their efforts.  Please consider making a donation when you register.

SUMMARY OF COVID PRECAUTIONS FOR IN-PERSON EVENT

The safety and health of all racers and volunteers are of upmost importance.  While all risk cannot be eliminated, the in-person race will have the following mitigations in place.  A summary of our precautions are below.

  • Event will comply with all local, state, and federal restrictions including participation limits.
  • Check-in and start times will be staggered from roughly 7:00am to 8:30am. We may need to shift and adjust check-in times based on the number of people that sign up for each race.
  • Check-in is touchless and event will be chip timed.
  • It is expected that each runner is ready to run when they check-in.  Please warm up and use the bathroom before you check-in.
  • Portajohns will be available in the start queue while the runner is getting ready to start. We do not want people checking in and going back to your car.
  • Race giveaways (T-shirt) and post-race food and water are grab and go only and pre-packaged. We will have breakfast burritos, but the selection of food will be smaller than normal.
  • Parking, check-in, start, and finish areas of the event will have ample room for social distancing.
  • Signage will be used to remind people to wear their face coverings and stay socially distanced at all times.
  • Face coverings are required at all times when in check-in, starting, and finish areas.
  • Runners must carry a face covering during event (when running) and use when passing if ample distance is not available on the trail. If a racer doesn't have a face covering, then one will be provided to them during check-in.
  • Aid stations are staffed for safety only - no water will be provided with the exception of one water refill station at about the halfway point on the course.
  • Athletes are required to carry their own hydration.
  • There is no post-race awards ceremony.
  • Runners are not allowed to stay after the race except to cool down.
    Spectators are not allowed.
  • Ample restrooms (portajohns and park bathrooms) are available to minimize queues. All restrooms will be sanitized once every 2 hours by EX2 staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations available at check-in, start, and finish.All racers will be required to self-validate that they do not have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to anyone suspected to have COVID for the 14 days leading up to event.
Place
Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD US 20878
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