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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.