Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Fellas’ 5K Race

PGRC Women's Distance Festival

August 11, 2024
3.1 miles

Join PGRC for a fun, flat, and scenic 5k race through Lake Artemesia in College Park, MD. This event features two races: The women’s race starts at 7:30 am. This event is part of the Maryland Women’s Distance Festival 5k Series. A men’s race will follow, starting at 8:30 am.


7:00 AM – Packet pickup begins
7:30 AM – Women’s Distance Festival 5K starts
8:30 AM – PGRC Men’s 5K starts


The course will take participants around the flat, scenic Lake Artemesia path for 3.1 miles. Participants can park in the lot at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, and walk north (via trail or crosswalk) to the race start. 


Registration is now OPEN. The first 125 registrants will receive a premium. Registration will close at 6pm on 08/10/24. There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS.

For more information and to register please access the Runsignup page: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/CollegePark/PGRCWomensDistanceFestival5KandMens5KRace


Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers of the race (both male and female), and top finishers in 5 year age groups (both male and female).


This is the 45th year of the Women’s Distance Festival being sponsored and supported by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).  Since 1979 the RRCA has celebrated the history of women’s rights to participate in running events at any distance and at any age. The race culminates the state of Maryland’s RRCA Women’s Distance Festival Series.


We need your help to make this year’s WDF a success. Volunteer positions include packet pickup, course marshal, water stop, setup, and cleanup. If interested, please contact volunteer@pgrc.org.

PGRC Women's Distance Festival