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!

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

New route for 2019! We'll be going through the covered bridge and are finishing in front of the stage at the bandshell. The 5K course will be USATF certified.

Fun for

the whole


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.

PAcket Pickup

Finisher's Medals that double as Christmas ornaments!

 1K Finisher's Medals too!

Snazzy Shirts!-2019 in design

5K: Top 3 Overall

and age group awards.

Candy Canes (naturally!)

for all 5K finishers!

Stroller friendly course!

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.

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.


The 8th Annual 

GOTR Candy Cane Dash

1K & 5K  12/7/2019

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click here to Register  Today!

Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Mid and Western Maryland

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

Thanks to our wonderful 2019 sponsors!

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

Capital Women's Care, OB & GYN Center Division

Early race packet pickups events: 

1) Wednesday, December 4,

OneLife Fitness North, 3 to 7 pm. 

2)Thursday, December 5th TBD

3)Friday, December 6th TBD 

​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.