Carderock Running Festival
Sunday, May 17th, 2020
Carderock, MD
Half Marathon & 5K
REGISTER - Carderock Running Festival    
REGISTER - Maryland Double
Run both the Carderock Running Festival Half Marathon (May 17th)
Revenge of the Penguins (Sep 13th) for
ONE LOW Price!  
Has Been Cancelled 

Start Times

  • 7:30 AM - Half Marathon
  • 8:00 AM - 5K



  • Colorful, technical shirt
  • Medals to all half marathon finishers

Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, May 16th - 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Pacers Store
    • 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
  • Sunday, May 17th, 6:00 AM -7:45 AM, on site at C&O Canal Towpath
    • Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock, MD

Directions to Start/Finish

  • C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area, Carderock, MD, see Google Maps.


  • Parking is available in the parking area near the start/finish line.

Aid Stations

  • Three aid stations along the course
  • 5K runners pass an aid station twice
  • Half-marathoners pass aid stations six times (approximately every 2 miles)
  • Each aid station has water and Gatorade
  • First aid, course marshals, and bike support on the course as well.

Refunds and Deferrals

  • Entry fees cannot be refunded for any reason including injury, pregnancy, weather, or family emergencies. We regret that we cannot make exceptions. Race registrations may NOT be deferred to another year.



  • After the race, enjoy our post-race food and entertainment.

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