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Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Mid and Western Maryland

Lets Give a huge round of applause to all of our Volunteers!

Frederick's favorite holiday season running tradition for the entire family!

PAcket Pickup

Registration Fees: 1K- $15

5K- Through 8/15 - $28

8/16 - 10/31 - $32

​11/1 - Race Day - $35

Email about family pricing (4-6 in same household, immediate family) prior to 12/1.

Fun for

the whole


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Place: ​Baker Park, Frederick.
Time: 1K starts at 8:30 A.M.

0855-Wheelchair Athletes Start 5K.

5K run starts at 9:00 A.M. sharp.

On-site registration, packet pickup and activities will begin at 7:00 A.M.

Be advised that the Candy Cane Dash has a No Refund/No Transfer policy.

Finisher's Medals that double as Christmas ornaments!

 1K Finisher's Medals too!

Gender-Specific Shirts

(register before 11/11/19 to be assured of getting your choice of shirts)

5K: Top 3 Overall M&F, age group & spirit awards.

Candy Canes (naturally!)

for all 5K finishers!

Stroller friendly course!

Capital Women's Care, OB & GYN Center Division

Email the race director:

Note: GOTR Fall 2019 Frederick County program participants WILL NOT need to register for the Candy Cane Dash-we are expecting you! In keeping with the GOTR non-competitive ethos, GOTR Girls will NOT be timed, and as such they are ineligible for any performance-based awards.

Santa can't do it alone.  He needs his elves just like we need ours.  Let's hope Santa's elves are as good as ours!

Thanks to our wonderful 2019 sponsors!

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The 8th Annual 

GOTR Candy Cane Dash

1K & 5K  12/7/2019

  • Candy Cane Dash2:12

Online registration is closing at 7 pm on Friday, Dec 6th.

You can register on-site Saturday from

7 to 8:30 am. 

Early race packet pickups events: 

1) Wednesday, December 4,

OneLife Fitness North, 3 to 7 pm. 

2)Thursday, December 5th, OneLife Fitness South, 3 to 7 pm.

3)Friday, December 6th, FISC, 3 to 7 pm. (P.I.G.S. BBQ on site!)

5K/1K Packet pickup/race day registration will also be held on race day outside the Talley Rec Center, Baker Park, Frederick, from 7:00-8:20 A.M. *Note: 12/4 or later online registrants must pick up bibs on race morning, not at early pickup events.