August 18, 2019
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.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00 AM – Packet pickup begins
7:30 AM – Women’s Distance Festival 5K starts
8:30 AM – PGRC Men’s 5K starts
COURSE & DIRECTIONS
The course will take participants around the flat, scenic Lake Artemesia path for 3.1 miles. Park in lot at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740.
REGISTRATION & PREMIUM
The first 125 registrants will receive a premium. There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS.
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).
The Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Men’s 5K race are the target graduation races for the PGRC Running Start Program.
MARYLAND WOMEN’S DISTANCE FESTIVAL
The Women’s Distance Festival has been sponsored and supported by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) since 1979 to celebrate 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.