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The Second Annual St. Charles Running Festival, a Family Celebration at the Home of the Blue Crabs Baseball Club
Runners of all ages are sure to enjoy this – race day in Waldorf, Maryland is also the Blue Crabs Baseball Fun Fest! In addition to the baseball fun, there is a 10 mile race, a 5K, and the Chick-fil-A Kids’ Run, all finishing at Regency Furniture Stadium. Enjoy a great race, the beginning of baseball season along with terrific food, games, autograph sessions and live music.

The Second Annual St. Charles Running Festival, a Family Celebration at the Home of the Blue Crabs Baseball Club

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By Skip Cleaver
Posted Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

The St. Charles Running Festival, presented by Lennar, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012. This event is a unique happening in southern Maryland, comprised of a choice of three running distances that are held in conjunction with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Fun Fest. It’s all taking place in scenic St. Charles just a few miles off I-495 via Route 301 in Waldorf, Maryland. It is a wonderful choice to add to your spring running calendar, especially for you baseball fans with young children. There are many reasons why you and friends and family will want to participate. Here are the top three:

First, The Race Selection: This entire event is built around the concept of choice for the participants—10-Miler, 5K, and Chick-fil-A Kids’ Fun Run. From packet pickup and the excellent stadium venue (with concessions open and free beer to those 21 and over), to the scenic courses with the finish right at the stadium– it’s all designed for your enjoyment.

Second, it’s a celebration of baseball. The Blue Crabs will kick off their season with their annual Fan Fest with an up-close look at beautiful Regency Furniture Stadium. There will be a variety of inflatable rides and games, slides, bumper boats in Crabby Cove, and other play opportunities for the kids in the stadium Kids’ Zone. Plus all will have a chance to see the Blue Crabs work out and also meet and greet with players for an hour with autographs and photo opportunities—with the entire team.

Third, they have a great location. The lovely community of Waldorf in historic St. Charles County offers a course filled with scenic roads that wind through rural areas and new developments.

Finally, every detail is covered because it is organized by one of the best event marketing groups around, Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE). They also host other running events in Oakland (March 25), Frederick (May 5), The Baltimore 10-Miler (June 16), and the Baltimore Running Festival (October 13).

Amenities include a collectable performance shirt (in women’s and men’s sizes), certified courses, the B-tag Chronotrack timing system, ample water and support on the course, and of course the post race fun with complimentary beer for of-age participants. Ten-mile runners will also receive a terrific gear bag in addition to the performance shirt. The 10-mile race kicks off at 8:15 a.m., and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. just outside the stadium.

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are one of eight professional teams in the Atlantic League. Fan Fest marks the start of a new season and provides a chance for runners and their families to meet all the players, see the stadium, visit the team store, and enjoy the great atmosphere around this energetic team.

The primary charities for the St. Charles Running Festival are Special Olympics Maryland and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which addresses MD and ALS, along with 40 other muscle-nerve related illnesses. Be part of the Muscle Team and get race day perks such as a hospitality tent and special refreshments.

St. Charles County is included in the Metro Washington, D. C. area, and has about 150,000 residents. La Plata is the county seat, but Waldorf is the largest community. Founded in 1658, St. Charles County has a lot of historical structures and notable locations. It borders on several other rural Maryland counties, the Potomac River and Virginia.

Everything is easy and convenient at the second annual St. Charles Running Festival. It is a well organized event in a scenic and historic place, with a new stadium as an ideal race venue. Don’t miss the 2012 St. Charles Running Festival in Waldorf, Maryland on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Register right away. Check out the Website for info on each race, charities, directions, hotels, the Blue Crabs Fun Fest, registration on, training plans, results, and more.

Corrigan Sports Enterprises
6725 Santa Barbara Court, Suite 104
Elkridge, MD 21075



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