NOTE:  This information is also available at the official Patapsco Trail Fest website here.  We've included a duplicate version of the information here at the Bigfoot Endurance website for your convenience.

 

The Race

This race consists of a 5k, 10k, or half marathon distance.  The start and finish are located at the Pickall Area of Patapsco Valley State Park - 8125 Johnnycake Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244.  A portion of the proceeds benefits Bigfoot Endurance, which is a nonprofit organization that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s research.

Register

Registration for this event is closed.  SHIRTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO ANY INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER AFTER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.  WE HAVE A 100% NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION FORMAT THIS YEAR (EXCEPT FOR THE FAMILY FUN RUN, WHICH IS ENTIRELY SAME-DAY REGISTRATION).

 

Volunteer

This race is not possible without the help of volunteers.  To volunteer for Patapsco Trail Fest, click here.

 

Venue Address

8125 Johnnycake Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Packet Pick Up

 

Thursday, October 14:

  • 4pm to 8pm at Frisco Tap House (6695 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045)

Friday, October 15:

  • 4pm to 8pm at Pickall Area (8125 Johnnycake Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244)

Saturday, October 16:​

  • 7am to 9am at Pickall Area (8125 Johnnycake Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244)

Sunday, October 17:

  • 7am to 8am at Pickall Area (8125 Johnnycake Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244)

Aid Stations

  • Half Marathon:  Three (3) aid stations with water (Note:  One (1) of the three (3) aid stations also has Gatorade)

  • 10k:  One (1) aid station with water

  • 5k:  Zero (0) aid stations

Deferral and Bib Transfer Policy

All registrations are final.  No refunds.  Registration transfers are not permitted to other individuals or other events.  Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel the event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.  In the event of cancellation, we will issue refunds less the cost of the event t-shirt and any other third-party costs that we cannot recoup.

The Trail System

The Patapsco Valley State Park trail system is a highly technical trail system with steep grades, stream and river crossings, and plenty of roots and rocks!  Casual users are routinely surprised by the difficulty and backcountry feel.  Please register for events that will be challenging for you AND bring you back to event HQ with a smile on your face.  Know your limits and always participate within your capabilities!

 

Race Day Schedule (subject to change)

  • 7am – 8am

    • Packet Pickup

  • 9am

    • Finding Bigfoot Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k start

  • 12:30pm

    • Family Fun Run (unlike the other races, the Family Fun Run is free and sign up takes place on the day of the race!)

  • 1pm

    • Podiums

Courses

Click the links below for the course maps.

 

Finding Bigfoot

Runners have the chance to win prizes by finding a Bigfoot playing card on the course and returning it to the Bigfoot Endurance tent after the race.  Prizes include water bottles from Specialized, socks from DeFeet, and a kolster from Yeti.  Limit one prize per runner.

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