The Schaeffer Half Marathon/10K is the newest addition to our trail running lineup and these courses rock! Mostly known as a mountain biking destination, Schaeffer Farms has some of the best semi-technical single-track trails around and its convenient location in Germantown, MD, offers an easy drive on race morning from anywhere in the D.C. area.
The flowy, fast, and fun trails at Schaeffer Farms are wonderfully maintained and offer twisty single-track, stream crossings, log ramps, several steep hills, and open farm field running. Moderately technical with some rocky and rooty sections, these race courses begin and end in the huge grassy fields of the privately managed Button Farm Living History Center off Black Rock Road.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend. A map with good spectator viewing spots will be available near check-in on race day.
Entry Fee Includes: Fun and challenging course design, limited race entry of 400 athletes, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, aid stations stocked with water and Gatorade, medical support, computerized timing, accurate results, timely posting of results at the event and on the EX2 website, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and other tasty treats - yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards, and colorful t-shirts.
Many of our trail running races sell out well before race day. So, REGISTER EARLY to claim your spot on the starting line!