Blue Crab Bolt @ Seneca Creek

Saturday June 24, 2023

Registration opens December 16th

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Seneca Creek Course Description

Join us at Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, MD for a great trail running adventure and the kick-off of the 13th 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 singletrack 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 24, 2023
Course Length: 5K or 10K

 

5K Course

10K Course

Registration Fees

5K
$40 – Early (by 1/1)
$42.50 – Early (by 3/24)
$47.50 – Regular (by 5/24)
$50 – Late (by 6/23)
$55 – Race day (if available)

10K
$45 – Early (by 1/1)
$50 – Early (by 3/24)
$55 – Regular (by 5/24)
$60 – Late (by 6/23)
$65 – Race day (if available)

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, professional race operations, 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 a race t-shirt you’ll love.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday June 24, 2023

  • 6:30am – check-in and bib pick-up opens
  • 8:00am – race starts *
  • 8:30am – post-race food available
  • 9:30am – awards ceremony

* We will have at least 2 wave starts – 1 for the 5K and 1 for the 10K race.

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9601 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079

Directions

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

From Points South:

  • Take Interstate 270 North toward Frederick, MD.
  • Take the MD-117/MD-124 exit toward Clopper Rd/W. Diamond Ave/Mont. Village Ave/Quince Orch. Rd
  • Stay LEFT on 270 for a bit and then take exit 12 for Watkins Mill Rd.
  • Turn LEFT onto Watkins Mill Rd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Clopper Rd.
  • Turn LEFT into park.
  • Follow the signs to race parking and check-in.

From Points North:

  • Take Interstate 270 toward Washington D.C.
  • Take the exit towards W Watkins Mill Rd.
  • Keep right at the fork to continue toward W Watkins Mill Rd
  • Turn RIGHT onto Watkins Mill Rd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Clopper Rd.
  • Turn LEFT into park.
  • Follow the signs to race parking and check-in.

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring earphones 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

Male and Female - 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

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