No matter what the weather brings ThorpeWood's 5K/10K walk or run has proven over the last 9 years to be a favorite as a family event and a challenge to the more serious trail runner. So here we are celebrating our 10th Annual Trail Run...the only thing missing is you. As described by past years' participants, this run has something for everyone.
The run begins on the horse farm, passing by a 120 year old barn and silo, around a spring-fed pond (site of a wonderful overnight cottage), into the forest adjacent to a 200 year old family cemetary, around our Icelandic horse pasture, and back into the woods, down Mink Farm Road to our timber-framed Lodge (venue for many events: weddings, corportate, non-profits, etc.), along Bussard Branch to a 50 year old one room log cabin, up a steep switch-back to our cord-wood shed and garden, looping back to the horse farm and finish for the 5K participants. The 10K runners continue by going on another totally separate 5K and into the woods again, this time going through a oak, hickory, poplar forest with a thick understory of ferns, and continuing up a long gradual hill relief comes when returning to the horse farm to music and cheers and fruit and beers.
All proceeds from this event benefit Frederick County Head Start and YMCA youth programs.
So start your fall off right and sign up today for one of our area's premier trail events.
Event details and schedule
Arrive by 8a for registration, whether pre-registered or day off
Volunteers will direct participants to the parking area
There will be raffle tickets to purchase, plus each participant gets one with there registration...bring cash if you think you might want additional tickets
T-shirts for pre-registrants only
We will have water and fruit (bananas) at the start and beer will join the fun after the run
We will wrap up with awards around 11a