Blue Crab Bolt @ Little Bennett

Saturday August 3, 2024
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Little Bennett Course Description

Little Bennett Regional Park in Montgomery County, MD is a 3600 acre wooded playground filled with over 20 miles of trails, picturesque streams, and plenty of camping. Bring the family and camp or make the easy trek on race day to this convenient park, located off Interstate 270 only 30 miles West of D.C. The race courses at Little Bennett follow twisty and fun singletrack hiking trails. There’s also challenging hills and plenty of stream-side running. You will not be disappointed with these awesome courses and beautiful park setting!  Although a bit longer at 3.7 miles, the 5K course is our most beginner-friendly in the Blue Crab Bolt series.

Race Date: Saturday August 3, 2024
Start Time: 8:00am
Location: Little Bennett Park in Clarksburg, MD
Course Length: 5K+ (3.7 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles)
Elevation Gain: 330 (5K+) or 550 feet (10K)

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10K Course

5K Course

Little Bennet Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Race Course Map

Registration Fees

$40 – Early (by 1/1)
$45 – Early (by 5/3)
$47.50 – Regular (by 7/3)
$50 – Late (by 8/2)
$55 – Race day

$50 – Early (by 1/1)
$55 – Early (by 5/3)
$57.50 – Regular (by 7/3)
$60 – Late (by 8/2)
$65 – Race day


Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, professional race operations, FREE professional race pictures, wonderful volunteer support, awesome aid stations, medical support, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and other tasty treats – yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards and give-a-ways, and awesome swag!

Race Day Schedule

Saturday August 3, 2024
6:30am – Check-in and bib pick-up opens
8:00am – 10K race starts
8:15am – 5K race starts
8:30am – Post-race food available
9:15am – Free kid’s race *
9:30am – Awards ceremony

* No pre-registration required.  We group kiddos by age and do a short out and back run for treasure.

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Little Bennett Regional Park
(Start located near golf course)
25900 Prescott Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

From Interstate 270:

  • From I270, take Exit 22 – Route 109 toward Hyattstown (North).
  • Take a LEFT at the light onto Route 355 North.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Route 75.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Lewisdale Rd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Prescott Road and drive toward the golf course.
  • At the entrance to the golf course parking, continue going straight and follow the gravel road to parking in a grassy field. (follow the race parking signs).
  • Park and follow the signs to check-in.

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring in-ear headphones are not permitted.
  • Outside assistance is only permitted within 50 meters of an aid station.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • There are no cut-off times.
  • Pets and pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Men, Women, Non-Binary - 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79



Additional Information



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