The 38th Annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal 5 Mile Run

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 am Start time
Place: Riverbottom Park, adjacent to the C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD
Type: A flat & fast “out and back” on packed dirt towpath…80% shaded
Distance: 5 Miles
Contact: Cumberland Valley Athletic Club, 301-739-7004,

Cumberland Valley Athletic Club is proud to host the 38th Annual Gary Brown Memorial Five Mile Run! This event will be held on the C&O Canal Towpath in Williamsport, MD. This event is geared towards all levels from beginners to advanced runners.

Race Limit: Limited to the first 250 entrants.

Start: We will use a mass start.

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:  Runners must obey all race official instructions. Runners must follow the course as indicated by signage, cones, and course officials.  Bibs must be worn on the front of your body at all times.

What do you get for your entry?

  • All finishers receive an “OFFICIAL FINISHER” T-Shirt
  • Custom podium awards
  • Post race refreshments
  • A chance to be part of this historic and fun race!


Description: This is a flat, fast “out and back” on the C&O Canal Towpath in Williamsport, MD. Most of the course is shaded.

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


Race Site:
Riverbottom Park
1979 US-11
Williamsport, Maryland 21795

7:00am-7:45am Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
8:00am Race Start

Immediately following the completion of the race there will be an awards ceremony. Awards will be presented to the top three overall men and women, the top 2 masters men and women, as well as top age group finishers. Awards to top ten high school boys and girls. Team Championship Awards to the top scoring Boys & Girls High School Teams (standard top five scoring)

From US Interstate 81, take exit 2 (Williamsport, Rt. 11). Proceed south on Rt. 11 for one mile to Artizan Street. Turn left on to Artizan Street and proceed one block to E. Salisbury Street. Turn right on to E. Salisbury Street and go straight for .4 miles to a single lane wood bridge that will bring you into Riverbottom Park.

Contact: Cumberland Valley Athletic Club, 301-739-7004,


$30.00 by August 14th
$40.00 August 15th through Race Day

$20.00 by August 14th
$25.00 August 15th though Race Day

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