Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series

5K or 10K
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14th Annual Blue Crab Bolt

The Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series is back for our 14th year! Similar to our Backyard Burn races, these 5K and 10K courses are fun and challenging and include a mixture of winding single-track hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

Race in one, two, or all three. After each race, awards are presented to the top five finishers in each age group. In addition, a point system adding competitor’s three-race point totals will be used to determine the top five series finishers in each age group. Series prizes and awards are presented at the final race of the series.

This summertime series will undoubtedly be super popular. So, register early to join in the fun and claim your spot on the starting line.

All races begin sharply at 8:00am with check-in starting at 6:30am.

Save 10% per race when signing up for multiple races in the series at the same time.

Need a training plan?  Check out this awesome program from Charm City Run.

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Registration Fees
(individual races)

5K

  • $40 – Early (by 1/1)
  • $45 – Early (3 months+ out)
  • $47.50 – Regular (1-3 months out)
  • $50 – Late (1 month to race day)
  • $55 – Race day (if available)
  • save 10% per race when you sign up for multiple races in the series at the same time

10K

  • $50 – Early (by 1/1)
  • $55 – Early (3 months+ out)
  • $57.50 – Regular (1-3 months out)
  • $60 – Late (1 month to race day)
  • $65 – Race day (if available)
  • save 10% per race when you sign up for multiple races in the series at the same time

Point Series Information

Points are awarded to the top 20 places in each age group. The last race in the series carries a bonus of 10 points.  The top 5 most points in each age age group after the last race in the series will win credit towards future EX2 races. $50 for 1st place, $40 for 2nd place, etc. Racers must race in at least 2 of the 3 series races to be eligible for series prizes.

Position Points Position Points
1st 50 points 11th 11 points
2nd 41 points 12th 9 points
3rd 35 points 13th 8 points
4th 30 points 14th 7 points
5th 26 points 15th 6 points
6th 23 points 16th 5 points
7th 20 points 17th 4 points
8th 17 points 18th 3 points
9th 15 points 19th 2 points
10th 13 points 20th 1 point
Position Points
1st 50 points
2nd 41 points
3rd 35 points
4th 30 points
5th 26 points
6th 23 points
7th 20 points
8th 17 points
9th 15 points
10th 13 points
11th 11 points
12th 9 points
13th 8 points
14th 7 points
15th 6 points
16th 5 points
17th 4 points
18th 3 points
19th 2 points
20th 1 point

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