Whether you’re passionate about charities or you love to run, participating in a 5k is an awesome way of getting involved with your community. Thankfully, there are plenty of races going on in the area, so let’s take a look at some of them now!

D. Herlocker Memorial Bachman Vallery Half Marthon

This local race will be run along the scenic countryside right here in Carroll County as a part of the Maryland RRCA Grand Prix Series. The half marathon will offer you 13.1 miles of track with apple fritters, apple cider, water, Gatorade, and other refreshments waiting for you at the end. The race will take place on September 30th, bright and early at 8am.

For more information about the race, registration, and the map, check out the Westminster Road Runners Club website here.

Virtual Wizarding Run

Combine your love of running with your passion for Harry Potter with the Virtual Wizarding Run in January of 2019. Enjoy a casual 5k with friends, pets, or alone with your thoughts. When you register, you will receive a race shirt in the house color of your choice, a medal, a wooden wand, and a commemorative race bib made to look like a train ticket.

If you would like to register, click here to learn more!

Weekly Bagel Runs in Eldersburg

The Eldersburg Rogue Runners hold various running events throughout the year. They just had their Labor Day 10k & 5k on September 3rd, which was very successful. Though their main events are over for the year, there are plenty of chances to run with them.

Every Saturday they have a Bagel run at a different location throughout the area. To check out their schedule, click here. These Bagel Runs will take place on each Saturday until October 20th. You can also reach out to them here to get more information on their upcoming events.

Why Run?

Running is one of those activities that makes a lot of people cringe at the very thought. If you are one of these people, then you may be wondering why anyone would get up at the crack of dawn to run.

Running is a great aerobic activity that can help you to get in shape, strengthen your bones, boost your immune system, and get a handle on your cholesterol. It can also help to improve your mental stamina, self-esteem, and more. Running regularly can even help with symptoms of depression.