The Mission 10 Miler. A Certified 10-Mile Out-And-Back Course Through Frederick, MD.

Drawing an average of 800 runners from the MidAtlantic region, the Mission 10 Miler is a premiere running event beginning and ending at NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. Complete with a certified course, chipped-timing and wave start, the Mission 10 Miler is a competitive race offering cash prizes for overall winners as well as prizes for age group winners.

The Mission 10 Miler, a certified 10-mile out-and-back course, starts from Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium at 9:00 AM leading runners through beautiful, scenic Frederick, Maryland. It is an early-season, premiere event.

By running in the Mission 10 Miler, you are helping those suffering from homelessness and need in Frederick County by helping the Frederick Rescue Mission provide programs that provide residency, food, clothing and so much more.

The Mission 10 Miler is chip-timed event with overall and age group awards. Join us and make the Mission your mission! #makeityourmission

Taking these easy steps will ensure your tag will read correctly and give you an accurate result.

1) Make sure you wear the bib assigned to you.

2) Make sure there is a timing tag on the back of your bib (see photo at left).

3) Wear the bib on the front of your body and ensure its visible at all times.

4) Do not cover the bib with jackets, blankets or other item when crossing over each timing mat.

5) Do not alter the bib or tag in any way.

6) Make sure the number is upright.

Friday, 3/27, 9am-5pm @ the Mission (419 W. South St., Frederick)

Saturday, 3/28, 9am-4pm @ the Mission (419 W. South St., Frederick)

Sunday, 3/29, 7:30am-8:30am @ Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Dr., Frederick)

Online registration closes Saturday at 5pm (March 28th). Runners can register in person during packet pickup on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at the Mission, and on race day at Harry Grove Stadium from 7:30 am – 8:45 am Race day registration will increase to $70.00 Cash, check or credit card will be accepted.

Parking will be available in the upper lots of Harry Grove Stadium (off of Stadium Drive), as well as the lower lot (off New Design Road). Please follow the signs and park only in designated parking. Runners also may be dropped off; please follow traffic volunteers in order to ensure safety for all participants. Course roads will be closed Sunday morning. To avoid being re-routed, participants and volunteers should check map below carefully.  Racers can park in the upper  and lower lots at NYMEO field at Harry Grove Stadium. The intersection at Stadium Drive and New Design Road WILL BE CLOSED and access will not be allowed.  *See map below for details on where to enter for parking.

Parking Grounds Map

The Mission will not have bag check available for runners. Because the parking lot is in close proximity, we ask that runners please keep extra items in their cars.

  • Please Note: Due to permitting guidelines, this year’s race will not allow for strollers or pets.

The Mission 10 Miler is an out and back course, beginning and ending at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. The race begins promptly at 9am with a wave start. Finisher medals will be given to the first 1,000 finished runners.

The course sweep will begin at the 5 mile (halfway) point at 11 a.m. City streets, police officers and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. All participants must adhere to a 18:00 minute/mile pace. If you cannot adhere to the scheduled pace, you will be asked to move to a sidewalk so traffic can resume. If you choose to continue after the course has reopened to traffic, there will be no medical support, fluid stations or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants must complete the course within three hours or medal, finish line and timing cannot be guaranteed.

10 Miler – Overall Male & Female Winners
1st place: $250 cash, gift certificate for new running shoes at Charm City Run Frederick
2nd place: $150 cash
3rd place: $100 cash

Relay – Overall Winners
1st place: Gift certificate for new running shoes at Charm City Run Frederick
Top male/female/co-ed winning teams: Commemorative Relay glass

10 Miler Age Group Male & Female Winners
1st, 2nd, 3rd place: Commemorative Mission 10 Miler glass

1 Miler – Overall Male & Female Winners
1st place: Goodie bag from Charm City Run Frederick

Our sponsor Orangetheory Fitness will be hosting the orange man again this year. For every runner he passes during the race, Orangetheory will donate $ to the Mission! Wave or give a big hello as he passes you! Thank you Orangetheory!

You don’t have to miss it! Join us at 8 am in our second tent for a church service and blessing before the race.

VOLUNTEER FOR 2020 MISSION 10 MILER

Please fill out the form below to volunteer at this year’s Mission 10 Miler. Thank you for your support. Please email of call Carolyn Chandler our Volunteer Coordinator if you have specific questions at 301-695-6633×221 cchandler@therescuemission.org


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New Relay!

New in 2020, we are offering the Mission 10 Miler as a relay event! Teams of two can sign up to each run a 5-mile leg of the race. Relay sponsors have the opportunity to see their company logo on the race bib, as well as the commemorative giveaway!

2020 M10M 2-PERSON RELAY

Registration for the 2020 Mission 10 Miler Relay is open! Not ready to run a full 10 miles? Then we have exciting news! The Mission 10 Miler is offering a 2-person relay for 2020! Challenge your co-workers, family, friends, neighborhood, church group or school team to run with you on Sunday, March 29, 2020 and together you’ll have twice the fun!

A Team Captain may register their team, prepay the combined team entry fee, and return later to complete their team information. Registering early is a great way to ensure your team gets the best pricing as well as in tip-top shape for the race! Compete with your teammate against other relay teams for the fastest male, female and co-ed relay teams in the 10 Miler. Relays must have 2 participants to qualify for awards. The first teammate to register and create the relay team will pay the registration fee.

General Information

The Mission 10 Miler 2-person relay splits the course into two relay legs, five miles each.

Packets including race numbers, timing chips and runner swag bags can be picked up by one relay team member or runners can pick them up individually.

Runner Numbers
All relay participants will receive a relay race number that must be worn on the front of the runner’s shirt.

Relay Exchange

Leg From To Relay Exchange Location Distance 5 miles (turn around point for individual 10-milers).

Relay team members who are running the first leg of the relay will line up at the start line with the 10 Miler participants (in front of Harry Grove Stadium).

Relay Shuttles – Getting to and from the relay exchange area.
Details coming soon

Exchange Zone location – Directions

Details coming soon

Timing

Each team’s total elapsed time will be used to determine the winners. In the event of a tie for first place (details coming soon).

Packet Pickup

Friday, 3/27, 9am-5pm @ the Mission (419 W. South St., Frederick)

Saturday, 3/28, 9am-4pm @ the Mission (419 W. South St., Frederick)

Sunday, 3/29, 7:30am-8:30am @ Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Dr., Frederick)

Awards

Relay – Overall Winners
1st place: Gift certificate for new running shoes at Charm City Run Frederick
Top male/female/co-ed winning teams: Commemorative Relay glass

Course Sweep
The course sweep (details coming soon). City streets, police officers and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. All participants must adhere to a (details coming soon) minute/mile pace. If you cannot adhere to the scheduled pace, you will be asked to move to a sidewalk so traffic can resume. If you choose to continue after the course has reopened to traffic, there will be no medical support, fluid stations or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants must complete the course before the course sweep or medal, finish line and timing cannot be guaranteed.

Finish Line Team Reunion
Team members waiting at the finish line for a team member will not be allowed to enter the finish line chute. Reunion location will need to be predetermined with partner somewhere inside or outside tent at Harry Grove Stadium.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Join us for family fun on Sunday, March 29 for the third Mission 1 Miler!

9:20 - 10:20 AM

The 2020 Mission 1 Miler will take place from 9:20 - 10:20 am! *Race begins promptly at 9:20. All racers should be at starting line at 9:15 am.

Registration

Registration are closed for this event.

INFORMATION

For those not quite ready for a 10-mile run, we host the Mission 1 Miler, a shorter, fun run designed for all fitness levels, and open to families and those looking to support the Mission! Runners receive racer bibs and commemorative giveaway with the sponsor logo!

Support your neighbors in need and get active by participating in the Mission 1 Miler on race day. Packet pick-up will be held as follows:

Friday, 3/27, 9am-5pm @ the Mission (419 W. South St., Frederick)

Saturday, 3/28, 9am-4pm @ the Mission (419 W. South St., Frederick)

Sunday, 3/29, 7:30am-8:30am @ Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadium Dr., Frederick)

Registration is free.

Awards

1 Miler – Overall Male & Female Winners
1st place: Goodie bag from Charm City Run Frederick

2020 Mission 1 Miler is FREE! You heard it right, register yourself and family or friends today for the Mission 1 Miler and there is no charge. The first 100 registrations will receive a free Mission 1 Miler tee too!!

AWARDS, RESULTS, & PHOTOS

AWARDS | CATEGORIES

Chip Time: Age group winners will be determined using chip time. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age group winners for both men and women. Men and Women: 19 & under, age 20-24, age 25-29, age 30-34, age 35-39, age 40-44, age 45-49, age 50-54, age 55-59, age 60-64, age 65-69 and age 70+.

Cash prizes for the overall male and female winners are as follows:

1st place — $250 | 2nd place — $150 | 3rd place — $100

Congratulations to M10M fastest time winners 2012-2019

Stephanie Reich M10M 2018 crossing finish line
Stephanie Reich M10M fastest time 2018 57:52

Andrew Brodeur M10M 2018 crossing finish line
Andrew Brodeur fastest time 2012 thru 2018 51:56

Congratulations to our overall 2019 M10M winners!

Scott Baker M10M 2019 crossing finish line
Congratulations to overall 2019 Mission 10 Miler Winner Scott Baker 55:50

Emily Vaughn M10M 2019 crossing finish line
Congratulations to overall 2019 Mission 10 Miler Winner Emily Vaughn 01:03:37

Questions?

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Bathrooms

We will have port-o-potties lined up outside the tent, accessible before the race. During the race, each water station will have at least one a port-o-potty.

Parking

Course roads will be closed race morning. To avoid being re-routed, participants and volunteers should check map below carefully. Racers can park in the upper and lower lots at NYMEO field at Harry Grove Stadium. The intersection at Stadium Drive and New Design Road WILL BE CLOSED and access will not be allowed.

Registration

Race day registration for both the 10 Miler and the 1 Miler will be available during packet pickup from 6:30am to 7:45 am at Harry Grove Stadium in the tent. We are unable to transfer registration/bibs to another runner if you are unable to participate, because of the effect on our age group winners. We are unable to provide refunds due to cancellations.

Online registration for the race closes at 6 pm on Saturday evening. Race day registration will be available from 6:30 am to 7:45 am at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. Race day price will increase to $65.00.

Course

Pacers will be available during the Mission 10 Miler in the following groups: 7:00 min/mile, 1:10:00 goal time 7:30 min/mile, 1:15:00 goal time 8:00 min/mile, 1:20:00 goal time 8:30 min/mile, 1:25:00 goal time 9:00 min/mile, 1:30:00 goal time 9:30 min/mile, 1:35:00 goal time 10:00 min/mile, 1:40:00 goal time The race will begin with a wave start, with the fastest runners in front taking off first. Waves will be broken into groups and will begin the race in about two minute intervals.

COURSE SWEEP – The course sweep will begin at the 5 mile (halfway) point at 10 am. City streets, police officers and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. All participants must adhere to a 18:00 minute/mile pace. If you cannot adhere to the scheduled pace, you will be asked to move to a sidewalk so traffic can resume. If you choose to continue after the course has reopened to traffic, there will be no medical support, fluid stations or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants must complete the course within three hours or medal, finish line and timing cannot be guaranteed.

Timing

Timing chips on bibs are not activated until runners cross the starting line. Runners will automatically be disqualified if they do not hit checkpoints in the course before finishing.

Taking these easy steps will ensure your tag will read correctly and give you an accurate result.

1) Make sure you wear the bib assigned to you.

2) Make sure there is a timing tag on the back of your bib (see photo below).

3) Wear the bib on the front of your body and ensure it is visible at all times).

4) Do not cover the bib with jackets, blankets or another item when crossing over each timing mat.

5) Do not alter the bib or tag in any way.

6) Make sure the number is upright

Medals

Medals will be given to the first 1,000 finishers who complete the course. Disqualified runners will not receive a medal. Overall male and female award winners will be recognized and awarded. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners in their respective age groups will be announced and awards will be available for pick up. Podium will be available for those who would like to have photographs with medals or awards.

Mission 1 Miler

Following the race, runners can choose from an assortment of snacks. Bottled water will also be available.