11th Annual Patapsco Valley 50k & 25k

October 19th, 2024

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We are excited for the 11th running of the Patapsco Valley 50k and 25k! The information below will be helpful on race day. Please click here for much more details to prepare you for the event! (Last updated October 2023)

Start/Finish Location

We are excited to be back at CCBC Catonsville in 2023! Going forward, the race headquarters will continue to be at CCBC Catonsville. We are VERY excited about this, as it will allow for much easier parking for runners, spectators, volunteers, and race support staff. The race will begin/end near the multi-use fields adjacent to the parking lots (see this map).

Park in Lots 6, 7, or 8. All those lots are covered by solar panels and are very close to the start line which will be in Lot 6

50k Start Time: 7:30am

25k Start Time: 8:30am

The Course

The course runs counterclockwise this year.  The 50k course is 2 loops and measures approximately 16.2 miles per loop (FREE bonus mile!) and the 25k is one loop. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43657120 -*NOTE, you do not need to pay for this app to access the course map* Any changes between now and race day will be sent out to all participants.  There is (tentatively) one river crossing at the southeast end of the course.  If you definitely do not want to cross the river you can cross on the Gun Rd. bridge.  This will add about a quarter mile and will not be marked.  Make sure to pick the course back up on the Mill Race trail on the far side of the river crossing. Everything will be VERY well marked!

Packet Pickup

We will have two packet pickups. First on Friday, October 20th at the start/finish location at CCBC from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. To cut down on race morning congestion, please try to pick up your packet then. If you can’t do that then….

We will be holding the second packet pickup at the start/finish line at CCBC Catonsville on race morning beginning at 6:30am. Look for the 6 foot tall banner marking the exact location.  Wear it visibly for the entire race or you won’t have a finish time recorded!

Don’t worry about knowing your bib # at pickup. Just tell staff your distance (50k/25k) and last name. PLEASE try to pick up on Friday to cut down on race morning log jams.

Drop Bags & Aid Stations

You may bring 1 drop bag and stash it near the start/finish in the designated area. You will have access to your bag after completing loop 1 and when you are finished running. The race organizers and CCBC Catonsville are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please be careful and smart about what you store in your drop bag. Suggestions include extra shoes & socks, clothing, nutrition, etc. Keep your cash, cards, and other valuables LOCKED in your car.

There will be aid stations at around mi, 6 (Cascade Falls), 10.6 ( Lost Lake), 16.2 (Start/Finish), 22.2 (Cascade Falls) 26.7 (Lost Lake)  and the finish line. You should carry some hydration at all times. Check into the aid station by telling them your bib number. Confirm they have checked you in. We will have Gatorade, water and disposable cups of soda. You can expect a variety of sweet, salty, and surprise foods on course! PLEASE make every effort not to litter and have a method to hold your trash to the next aid station. Remember to follow the directions of the volunteers. Be kind.

Finishing, Prizes, SWAG

We will have our beautiful finisher mugs (50k runners) and medals (25k runners) available for you to choose from, so please choose wisely before leaving the finish area. There will be food for everyone at the finish! Don’t forget your headlamp and drop bag. If you choose to hang out for a little while, bring a camping chair and make sure you do so safely.

We will award prizes for the top 3 men and women overall as well as top finishers in each age group. We will also have a few surprise prize categories that our aid station captains typically vote on, so be extra nice or you might get a trick instead of a treat! 

Everyone will get a Brooks tech shirt, awesome socks,  a race magnet, reusable White Oak Running Company SWAG bag, a few other goodies,  and the coveted PV50K hand-crafted finishers mug (50k runners) or HUGE finishers medal (25k runners).

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