Frederick Running Festival Will Go On as Planned

Event scheduled for May 4-5; will include half-marathon, team relay and kids' race

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    News4's Erika Gonzalez has a look at the ways people in the area showed their support for the victims and families affected by the terror attack at the Boston Marathon. (Published Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013)

    Organizers of the Frederick Running Festival say they expect the event to go on as planned in the wake of the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon.

    The festival is scheduled for May 4 and 5 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. It will include a half-marathon, a team relay and a children's race.

    Organizers expect more than 6,000 runners to participate. Race director Rachel Ridgway

    told the Frederick News-Post

    Thousands Hold Vigil for Boy Killed in Boston Blasts

    [DC] Thousands Hold Vigil for Boy Killed in Boston Blasts
    A candlelight vigil in Massachustetts Tuesday night remembered 8-year-old Martin Richard, who died in the bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday. (Published Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013)

    that registration numbers are similar to what they've been in previous years.

    The only major policy change is that runners will be required to place their gear in clear plastic bags in order to check it. Rigdway says organizers had considered that change even before Monday's bombing in Boston.

    Police say there have been no threats associated with the festival.