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

Join the fun on Saturday, December 4th, 2021

for an in-person Candy Cane Dash!

A virtual option is also available!

​News Flash!

Great SWAG!

We'll have our traditional long-sleeved tech shirts and custom finisher's medals again this year.

Note: 2021 Shirts will only be available through Oct. 17. After that, shirt color/style will be randomly distributed. No guarantee of shirt/size after 10/17.

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CNB Bank

How do we get our swag?

Email the race director:

Contact to sponsor the Candy Cane Dash.

​Special Thanks To Our Awesome 2021 Sponsors!

Join our Elf Corps ​& volunteer!

Tag pictures showing you rocking your GOTR Spirit with



and you just might win an extra present!

Like us on Facebook!

Frederick County Bank

Run the Candy Cane Dash

and the Gingerbread Dash & get two fantastic medals that go together like cocoa and whipped cream!

​Want to run both the Candy Candy Dash and Gingerbread Dash? Email leah@gotrmidmd for discount codes

click here to Register  Today!

Virtual and In-Person 

5K Registration: 

$28 Through 8/31

$32 9/1 - 10/31

$35 11/1 - 12/2

1K logistics are being explored at this time. If/when we are able to open 1K registration, we will announce via email and on our social media channels.

Family of 4 to 6 (same household) that want to run the Candy Cane Dash 5K? Email for details.

We will likely offer at least one Covid-safe drive-up packet pickup event so that locals can pick their bibs and swag up prior to the event.

Mailing of packets for virtual participants and if necessary, for in-person registrants, will be done much earlier and from GOTR HQ this year so that we can more closely control the timeline.

An email will go out to registrants with pre-race pickup event details.

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

Fresh out of the oven on Sunday, Dec. 5th!

Join GOTR Mid MD at the Candy Cane Dash's new companion event, the

Gingerbread Dash 5K in

Downtown Hagerstown! 

Visit for details