Wild Trail 5K & 10K

Thurmont, MD, USA
16 Apr, 2023 (Sun)

Trail running

5 km, 10 km

About the event

Join us for this beginner-friendly low-key trail race at beautiful ThorpeWood in northern Frederick County. Thorpewood is .private property - so this event is your one and only chance to access this beautiful course.

Our low-key races are FREE for Steeplechaser members, so YAY!  

Have you ever accidentally gone out for a run and showed up 5 minutes late with a slightly moldy water bottle, or *oh no* a totally mismatched running outfit?

Have you ever missed a turn and run extra *bonus* mileage during a training run or a race?

Have you ever skipped a run and shown up at the after party to celebrate?

If so, you too might a trail runner!

If your initial response was, "No way, I don't know the first thing about trail running!" don't worry, we're here to help! Click the sign-up button and we'll walk you through it - no special shoes, gear or clothing required. Just a smile. And being "okay" with a little mud on your shoes. Join us for a wild and crazy idea - mixing running with nature!


You must be a club member on race day in order to be eligible for the free race entry. 

If you’re not a club member, you can join at https://runsignup.com/fsrc.  If you are renewing a membership, you can renew at https://runsignup.com/Club/SearchForRenew/668. 

If you think you are a paid member of the club and you can't register for free, please check the spelling of the name you used to join the club, using https://runsignup.com/Club/SearchForRenew/668. The system checks for a matching birth date, so please check your RunSignUp profile. If this still doesn't offer the ability to register for the race for free, email [email protected] for assistance.

Finally - if you currently have an individual membership and would like to upgrade to "Two-In-Household" or "Family" membership in order to get the free race entry for family members, contact our membership committee at [email protected].

Race Day Registration

You may sign up on race day, but you'll need to do it online on your own device. We will not have paper forms or registration kiosks.


The race is part of the FSRC Grand Prix.

Special Thank You

This FREE event is made possible by a partnership between the FSRC and the Merle Thorpe, Jr. Charitable Trust (MTCT), owner of ThorpeWood, LLC. MTCT’s mission is to serve our local and regional non-profit community by offering our property for exploring and recreation and our facilities for meetings, retreats, and Equine Assisted Learning opportunities. The MTCT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that accepts charitable contributions to continue their mission. Please consider visiting the ThorpeWood website and learning more about their history and programs.


Parking: Car pooling is recommended and encouraged. As this event is held on private property, please follow the directions of the parking attendants and *only* park in designated spots. 

Course: There is no formal course preview as the event will be held on private property.

Please don't attempt to "preview" the race on your own. We will post a map of the course just prior to the event, with some additional details. The course will be marked with flags/ribbons so you don't need to worry about memorizing the course or getting lost. This is a beginner-friendly event and we will work to ensure everyone to feels comfortable on race day!

The tentative plan is for the 5k to be one single loop, and the 10k will include the 5k loop and a separate, second 5k loop.

We plan to have a volunteer work day at Thropewood a few weeks before the event. If you'd like to get the "lay of the land" this would be a great opportunity to support the Merle Thorpe, Jr. Charitable Trust (MTCT) which has generously donated use of the private property to us on race day!

Timing/Scoring: The race will be manually timed (no chips), so make sure that you stay in order as you cross the finish line where volunteers will collect your pull-tag.

Water/Refreshments: TBS

Races offered by this event

Wild Trail 5K (Grand Prix!)

16 Apr, 2023 (Sun) - 08:30
Trail running
5 km
On site

Wild Trail 10K

16 Apr, 2023 (Sun) - 08:30
Trail running
10 km
On site