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August 22nd, 2020 @ 8:00am
$20 - $25


After going over many details and many days of planning we have decided for everyone’s health and safety to reschedule The Mermaid 5k/ Mermaid Mile, The new date will be August 22nd with the same time and same place. It was a very difficult decision to make but we strive to make sure the health and safety of our runners and attendees will always come first .  We also wanted to make sure that we had all the resources and supplies we needed for this event to be successful and right now that would be a very difficult task to accomplish.  This run is still going to be as magical and mermaid filled as it was planned to be, if not even bigger and better!  We will be putting in extra effort over the next couple of months to bring more amazing things to this run and in doing so hopefully it will help the local community and businesses that are currently suffering financially and bring back some much needed joy and happiness. We hope that you still plan to join us for this amazing run and we wish you all good health and wellness.


If for reasons you may not be able to attend the August 22nd  date and have already purchased your race entry you have the option to change it to the virtual run. You will still receive a T-shirt, Medal and Race Bib.

The inaugural MERMAID RUN 5K and MERMAID MILE FUN RUN will take place on Saturday, May 2, August 2 2020 at Festival Park in Aberdeen, MD

5K Race start is 8:00 am and the MERMAID MILE will begin at 8:05.

The 5K Race will be professionally chip-timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing and offers a marathon-quality 5k finisher's medal and event shirt for all participants.

The course is USATF Certified - Fast and FLAT!  Costumes are encouraged, and we will have music and prizes!

Proceeds will benefit the Maryland TEARS Foundation, a non-profit offering financial assistance to help with the cost of infant burial or cremation expenses as well as emotional support including online support groups and remembrance gatherings. www.thetearsfoundation.org


September 5th, 2020 @ 8:00am

REGISTRATION UPDATE!  Due to the current mandatory restrictions on multiple-person gatherings, the Laurel Sesquicentennial 5K has been postponed until September 5, 2020.  Registration will remain open until that date.  All existing registrations will be transferred to the new date of Saturday, September 5, 2020.  



Proceeds from this event will raise funds for a new Laurel Diabetes Awareness Initiative.

Purpose: Diabetes is life changing! In addition to millions of people diagnosed with diabetes, there are millions unaware that they are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The City of Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk/Fun Walk will raise funds for a new Laurel Diabetes Awareness Initiative. For more information about diabetes go to diabetes.org

5K Details - Registration Includes:

  • Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk and Fun Walk Commemorative T-shirt (must register by August 18, 2020). If you register after August 18, 2020 the Commemorative T-Shirt will not be available.

  • A Laurel 150th Commemorative Running Bib for all participants.

  • A Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk Finisher Medal

This event will be professionally chip timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing

October 3rd, 2020 @ 8:00am
$10 - $25

It's time to PAINT THE TOWN PINK!  

Join the ThinkPink Foundation for the return of the 5K on:

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Festival Park, Aberdeen
This 5K event will take place on the ThinkPink Certified course and will be professionally timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing.


October 31st, 2020 @ 8:00am
$20 - $40

The Cats & Bats 5K

For 5 years, this has been the race of choice for your pre-Halloween fun! The famous Cats & Bats 5K is once again in ABERDEEN! 

SATURDAY, October 31, 2020 - 8:00 am start time

November 15th, 2020 @ 8:00am
$25 - $69

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR Blue Cheetah's 2020 C & D Canal Half Marathon! 

Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:00 am start time

Are you ready to Run the Canal? Sign up today!  It's our 6th Annual Event along the beautiful C & D Canal Castle Trail.   Along your route, you will view fall foliage and magnificent bridges, along with boats and barges throughout this active waterway. The entire trail is paved and mostly flat, with the exception of the hill up through the marina.

The C&D Canal 5K is BACK!  Run a 5K along the beautiful, fast and flat C & D Canal Trail - the fall colors should be at their peak.  Join your half-marathon buddy or grab your 5K friends and hit the (paved) trail!  5K is $25/per person and includes our custom event shirt. 5K race to start at 8:15 am

Sunday, November 15, 2020

2019 Medal Design                                                                    2018 Medal Design                                                          





December 19th, 2020 @ 8:00am
$20 - $40

 6th Annual Reindeer Run 5K Race

Race Info:  Saturday, December 19, 2020  at  Festival Park in Aberdeen, 8:00 AM Race Start

The 3rd race in our Holiday Running Series!   Once again in ABERDEEN, MARYLAND! 

For additional information, check out our website: www.reindeer5k.com

Come out and join us for a family-friendly 5k on Saturday, December 19, 2020.  The race starts and finishes at Aberdeen Festival Park, North Parke St. in Aberdeen (across from Aberdeen City Hall)

NEW THIS YEAR!  1 Mile Fun Run - Join in the Fun without doing the distance!

CUSTOM finisher's medal for all pre-registered 5K racers. Only $25 for pre-registered 5k participants and $20.00 for 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk


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Saturday, August 22nd
Saturday, September 5th
8:00am | Laurel, MD
Saturday, October 3rd
8:00am | Aberdeen, MD
Saturday, October 31st
8:00am | Aberdeen, Maryland
Sunday, November 15th
8:00am | New Castle, Delaware
Saturday, December 19th
8:00am | Aberdeen, Maryland
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