2021 RTC Running Festival

Whether you are the type of runner who rolls out of bed and runs 20 miles or 20 minutes, the Rock the Creek Running Festival is for you! We’ve expanded the Rock The Creek Relay this year and added multiple distances for individuals – and a longer relay team option. We hope to encourage greater participation and a chance for …

Race & Relay Details

Relay Information: What are you committing to?  Running a six leg relay, of almost 30 miles – or a 60 miles if you are up for a bigger challenge! Legs range from 4.3-5.5 miles each and depending upon your pace, the relay will take approximately 4-5 hours. We’ll have some really good food and really good music at the start …

Pricing & Registration

2021 Registration fees: Rock The Creek Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon $75 – Register by August 31, 2021 $95 – Register between September 1 and September 23, 2021 Rock The Creek Relay 30 mile – Teams of six: $360 – Register by August 31, 2021 $420 – Register between Sept. 1 and Sept. 23, 2021 Rock The Creek Relay 30 …

Course & Leg Maps

The Course The Rock the Creek Running Festival starts in Lake Needwood, 15800 Needwood Lake Circle, Derwood, MD. That’s the northern most spot in Rock Creek Park (RCP). We will start (and finish) in Picnic Area Two, a bucolic, tree-covered area. Half, Full and Ultra Marathon More details will follow but these race courses will follow the relay course. Relay …