October Races to Run in Maryland

From Zombie Runs to Spooky Sprints, here is a list of a few October races to run in Maryland.

1. Spook Hill Cider and Wine 4 Mile Run: Burkittsville, MD

Spook Hill Cider and Wine 4 Mile Run

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:30 am

WHY: Named a "Must Do" Race by Competitor.com in 2014. Highlighted in the"Races & Places"  feature of the October, 2015 edition of Runner's World, this Participants will run (or walk) through historic Burkittsville, up the slight incline of Spook Hill into the Boordy Winery Vineyard, through historic Union Cemetery, Guyton's Farm, and the Distillery Lane Ciderwork's Orchard. You may have heard of Burkittsville from the 1999 movie, The Blair Witch Project, in which it was filmed. Double Spooky! 


2. Cats and Bats Haunted 5K Run/Walk: Havre de Grace, MD 

Cats and Bats Haunted 5k Run/Walk

When: Saturday, October 31st @ 8AM

Why: This course is beautiful, flat and fast!  What better way to welcome the arrival of Autumn? All proceeds from this race go to support The National PTSD Foundation. Helping America's first responders recover from trauma and addiction while assisting them in leading successful and productive lives.


3. KidsPeace & Orioles Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD.

Kidspeace & Orioles Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run

When: Saturday, October 31st at 8AM

Why: KidsPeace in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles and Angela and Buck Showalter invite you to run or walk for kids in foster care. Enjoy a great course through the Harbor and enjoy the thrill of finishing on the field with the Oriole Bird!  Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume (or as your favorite Oriole) and enjoy a fun post-race party.  Fantastic gift certificate prizes will be presented for top runners and age group winners. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland. 

4. Mud Dog Run- Zombie Edition: Crumland Farms, Frederick, MD

Mud Dog Run- Zombie Edition

WHEN: October 31st, First wave @ 11AM

WHY: What better way to prepare for the Apocalypse than with a good old fashioned zombie run?  In this race, runners will conquer challenging obstacles throughout a 5K, trying to reach the finish line, while avoiding brain eating zombies. After finishing, you will get to celebrate your survival or transition to the Undead with live entertainment, music and some awesome beer! This Race benefits Veterans who are in need and suffering from PTSD. They've teamed up with 22 Needs A Face to help raise money and bring awareness to this epidemic!

5. The Baltimore Running Festival: Baltimore, MD

Baltmore Marathon

WHEN: October 17th, 2015

WHY: Easily called one of the top races to run on the East Coast, runners have 4 distances to choose from; Marathon, Half marathon, Team relay, and 5k and even a fun run for the kids. Whatever the distance, runners will get to see the Baltimore we love, up close. Residents come out to cheer the runners and to have a great time. This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the Baltimore Running Festival, so don't miss out on this historic event that attracts more than 26,000 runners & spectators. 

To see more October races in Maryland visit: Running in the USA

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