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Why Run Mason Dixon 5K & 10 Run?

Starting in Maryland, both courses cross the Mason-Dixon line into Pennsylvania as we celebrate the 252nd anniversary of the completion of the Mason-Dixon line!

Both courses are very scenic, along the beautiful Links at Gettysburg golf course.

Great tech race shirt

Medals to all finishers of 10K race

Trophies to top-3 finishers in all age groups for both races

Cash prizes to top-3 overall finishers for Men's & Women's races as well as Top Masters (age 40+) for Men & Women

Music and refreshments at finish

Supports a great cause, helping local youth attend life-changing camps and events

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up will be at Harney Volunteer Fire Company, located at:

5130 Harney Road

Taneytown, MD  21787

on October 18, 2019 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM.

Course maps will be available if you'd like to preview the courses before the race.

Alternatively, we have race day packet pick-up available from 6:30AM - 7:30AM.

Course Maps

Age Groups

Both races will have Men's and Women's divisions with the following age groups:

 

Under 10

 

10-19

 

20-29

 

30-39

 

40-49

 

50-59

 

60-69

 

70 and over.

Prizes & Awards

All race finishers will receive a great tech race shirt

10K race finishers will receive a cool Finisher's medal

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top-3 overall Men's & Women's finishers of each race as well as the Top Masters (age 40+) for both Men and Women for each race.

Cash Prizes:

10K

1st Place:        $100

2nd Place:      $  50

3rd Place:       $  35

Top Masters:  $  40

5K

1st Place:         $50

2nd Place:       $30

3rd Place:        $20

Top Masters:   $25

FAQ

What time do the races start?

The 10K starts promptly at 8:00AM.  The 5K starts at 8:15AM.

May I walk the course or are these races only for runners?

Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in either event!  We have a generous cut-off time (see details below) for both races, which should allow for runners/walkers of all abilities to participate.

Is there a bag check?

Unfortunately, due to safety and liability reasons, we cannot be responsible for checking bags at the event.  We recommend that you leave all bags and gear in your vehicle.

Is there ample parking available?

We have large parking lots available to accomodate hundreds of vehicles directly across the road from the Start/Finish line.

Can a friend pick-up my race packet?

Absolutely!  Just make sure that you know their last name!

Will there be vehicle traffic on the race course?

Yes.  With the courses running alongside a popular golf course, there will be traffic during the race events.  There is ample shoulder to run on for nearly the entire route and we will have uniformed police and volunteers to direct traffic to keep our runners as safe as possible.

Can I run/walk with a stroller or pet?

We have a few stretches on the race course with narrow road shoulders so, unfortunately, strollers and pets are NOT allowed due to safety reasons.

Due to injury, etc., can my entry fee be refunded or transferred to another runner?

All entry fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferrable

What about bad weather on race day?

Runners are tough!  We will run the races rain or shine.

What is your timing system?

Timing will be provided by South Penn Road Runners using an electronic/manual timing system along with bib tear-aways.  Official race results will be posted on our RunSignup page as quickly as possible after all race results are tabulated.

Will your races start on time?

You better believe it!  The 10K race will start at EXACTLY 8:00AM and the 5K race will start at EXACTLY 8:15AM.  Medals and trophies will be awarded as quickly as possible post-race.

Are there race cut-off times?

We are required to be off the roadways no later than 10:30AM, which means that 10K runners have a 2:30-hour time limit and 5K runners have a 2:15 time limit.