Register Now for ThorpeWood Trails September 6

trail runIt’s that time of year again:  ThorpeWood Trails 5K Fun Walk and 10K Trail Run time!  Registration is now open on  You can register by clicking here.

What makes this event so special?  Truth be told, there are lots of 5Ks and a few 10Ks to choose from in and around Frederick.  We are a city that loves to be outdoors and loves to run and walk, so many of these types of events are scheduled and run successfully throughout the year.  Over the next few days, however, we are going to share with you a few of the things that makes the ThorpeWood Trails event so unique.

In this post, we wanted to discuss the most important thing about ThorpeWood Trails – who it Head start kidsbenefits.  Yes, this race is a fundraiser, and the funds raised help to offset the costs of bringing Head Start kids from the Frederick YMCA up to ThorpeWood to participate in Equine Assisted Learning sessions and to take advantage of other programming available here at ThorpeWood.  Yes, all of the proceeds from this event help to support the effort to continue to bring these wonderful children to ThorpeWood and allow them to experience the wonder of time spent here on the mountain.

We hope you will consider registering today. And tell your friends and family too.  Rest assured, that if for some reason you are not able to pre-register, same day registration will be available on race day, September 6 as well.  However, only those who pre-register are guaranteed a shirt, and let’s be honest: the shirt is one of the real bonuses of participating!

head start wagonSo, make sure to register and look for our next post on what makes the ThorpeWood Trails event so different from other 5K/10Ks.  Here’s a hint:  it’s in the name!