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MCRRC Run for Roses 5K

Sat June 22, 2024 Silver Spring, MD 20902 US Directions

About the Race

Run for Roses, presented by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, will be held in Wheaton Regional Park at 8:00 AM. This 5K event is for women only and is part of the Maryland Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Women’s Distance Festival (WDF) Grand Prix Series.  Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this celebration of women's running that began in 1979 as part of the quest to add women's distance events to the Olympic Games.  All participants will receive a long-stemmed rose at the finish line.  



Parking will be located in the Pine Lake Lot and the lot next to the Carousel.  Please enter the park via the Shorefield Road entrance.



Packet pickup will take place on race morning ONLY and will be located in the pavilion next to the Pine Lake Parking Lot.  We will open Packet Pick Up at 6:50am.  Please arrive early!



The 5K course begins and ends in the Pine Lake Parking Lot, close to the playground.  After a short run through the neighborhood streets, the course winds through the rolling trails of Wheaton Regional Park.   There will be one water stop along the course.



After the race join us in the finish festival for refreshments, prizes and fun!  This year we have partnered with I Support the Girls to conduct a bra donation campaign.  Bring a new or gently used bra or sports bra to donate to those in need and receive a coupon from RnJ Sports towards the purchase of a new bra!  


This race will be chip-timed using resuable, environmentally friendly shoe chips.  Chips will be distributed with your bib at packet pick up and should be tied to your shoe laces.  Chips will be collected in the finish corral after the race. Results (both gun and net) will be posted on within 6 hours of the race. 


Top individual Open and Masters finishers and team finishers in the Mother / Daughter and Grandmother / Granddaughter competitions will receive awards, as well as top finishers in the Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over age groups, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors including Lily Trotters, Restore Motion and ProAction Physical Therapy.  There will be no duplication of awards.

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