Together, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Patuxent River Park and The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary comprise over 3,500 acres along the banks of the Patuxent River. The river and its shores are home to an incredible variety of wildlife. By participating in this benefit race, you will be directly contributing to conservation projects and research aimed at preserving the Patuxent River’s natural wildlife. Proceeds from the run and walk directly support projects, research, and education in the Patuxent River watershed.
10K USTAF Certified Race Course #MD07001-RT 5K USTAF Certified Race Course #MD13004-RT Run along the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Driving Tour of the M-NCPPC/Maryland DNR. This mostly flat, paved and dirt road course leads runners along the banks of the Patuxent River. Water stations are located along the race course. Races start at 9 am.
3K FUN WALK Walkers can also help wildlife. The 3K walk, led by a park naturalist, will start at approximately 9:15am.
RACE RESULTS The 10K & 5K finish line and race results will be officiated by Blue Cheetah.