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Event Date: August 19-20, 2017
City: Cumberland, MD

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2017 Schedule

8/18/17 @ Downtown Cumberland

8/19/17 @ The Crabby Pig

  • 4:00-7:00pm 25K/5K packet pickup and late registration
  • 5:00-7:00pm Pasta dinner
  • 4:00-7:00pm Sweet Pea Shuffle

8/20/17 @ Canal Place

  • 5:00-6:00am Late packet pickup for 25K
  • 6:00-6:10am Buses depart for Frostburg from Canal Place
  • 7:00am 25K race start
  • 7:00-7:45am Late packet pickup for 5K
  • 8:00am 5K race start
  • 8:30am Post-race buffet opens
  • 10:00am Awards ceremony begins
  • 11:00am Course officially closes

Course Details - Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K

Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K is a course designed for participants that are interested in a shorter event that is easily attainable running or walking. The course begins at the origin or "0" of the Great Allegany Passage in front of Western Maryland Station. Participants will traverse the last 1.55 miles of the Howard's 25K Run course to the southern edge of the Narrows before turning around and retracing their path back to Western Maryland Station.

To qualify as completing the course, participants must finish within a 1 hour time limit. That is approximately a 19:20 pace, so someone that would be run/walking the course would easily complete it. Even walking the entire course, it could feasibly be completed at a moderate walking pace.

The lone aid station is located just shy of the 1 mile point at the Valley St. underpass and is shared with the 25K participants (aid station #6 for the 25K course).  We do encourage runners with more significant hydration needs to carry additional supplies on person. We will guarantee the distance to be accurately measured, however it is NOT USATF certified and will not qualify for official records as recognized by that body.

Portapots/johns: A portapot is located near the aid station at Valley St. Public restrooms will be available that morning adjacent to the Crabby Pig Restaurant at the Shops at Canal Place.

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