Saturday, October 5, 2019 , 9:00 am
Place: Watkins Park- 7255 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
Type:  5K Run/Walk to raise funds for the Western Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross
Distance: 5K Run/Walk (3.1 Miles)
Contact: Eric Anderson, eric.anderson3@redcross.org


The Western Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross is proud to host the 3rd Annual Race for the Red 5K Run/Walk! This race will be held in Watkins Park in Mt. Airy, MD. This race is designed for beginners to advanced runners.

Race Limit: 300 5K participants

Start: We will use a mass start for the 5K.

Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed using disposable bib tags on the back of the race bibs! Bibs must be worn on the front of your shirt and be visible at all times. Results will be provided by Racine Timing and will be available LIVE. We will provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.

Event Rules: The race is on path ways and road ways. The roads are not closed to vehicular traffic so runners must be observant at all times.  Runners must obey all race official instructions.  Cones and signs will be used along the course. Volunteers and traffic control officers will be placed in key areas to help direct race traffic. Cutting the course or interfering with other athletes will result in disqualification.

About the Western Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross:

The Western Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross touches hundreds of lives every day. Our mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. We are proud of the wide range of services that we provide to the citizens of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties.

For more than a century, the American Red Cross has worked to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Each and every day the Red Cross helps communities by providing disaster response (most often for home fires), support for military members and their families, life-saving trainings courses, the collection and distribution of much needed blood and blood products, support for international issue, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and so much more.

Please visit our website HERE

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What do you get for your entry?

  • Race t-shirt
  • Custom podium awards
  • Chance to support a local non-profit
  • Fun family experience


Description: This is a gently rolling course that uses paved paths and roads.

Timing:  This event will be professionally chip timed by Racine Timing!

Course: The 5K race is a multi surface race, which includes both pavement and gravel. Participants start at Watkins Park, pass through historic downtown Mount Airy, MD, continue on the newly developed Rails to Trails, and finish in Watkins Park.

Course Map


Race Site:
Watkins Park
7255 Ridge Road
Mt Airy, MD 21771


5K Packet Pickup: 7:30am – 8:45am
5K Race Start: 9:00am
Awards Ceremony Immediately following the event

Immediately following the completion of the race there will be an awards ceremony for the 5K.

Awards include overall male and female and Age Group winners. Age Groups are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Directions From I-70 East:

  1. Follow I-270 N and I-70 E to MD-27 N/Ridge Rd. Take exit 68 from I-70 E
  2. Turn Left onto MD-27 N/Ridge Rd.
  3. Turn Left onto Center Street

Directions From I-70 West:

  1. Follow I-70 W to MD-27 N/Ridge Rd. Take exit 68 from I-70 E
  2. Turn Right onto MD-27 N/Ridge Rd.
  3. Turn Left onto Center Street


Contact: Eric Anderson, eric.anderson3@redcross.org


Pricing Tier Date Range 5K Run/Walk
Early Registration  July 8- July 31 $20.00
Regular Registration  Aug 1 – Sept 24 $25.00
Late Registration Sept 25 -Oct 4 $30.00
Race Day Registration Race Day (Oct 5) $35.00

Refund Policy:  We do not offer refunds for this event.


2019 Photos


2019 Results