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Moonlight 5K

  • Harford County Equestrian Center 608 North Tollgate Road Bel Air, MD, 21014 United States (map)
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Please join us for the 2018 Moonlight 5K in Bel Air. This is a popular family-friendly event which includes a finishers medal and a great after party (one free beer per registrant). Costumes, glow sticks and colorful clothing are encouraged!


Entry Fees

$25 from January 1 to March 31 ($15 for kids 10 & under)
$30 from April 1 to June 9 ($20 for kids 10 & under)
$35 on race day ($25 for kids 10 & under)

Registration opening soon!

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Race Information


Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on race day from 6:30-7:45 PM in the first pavilion on your right as you enter the Equestrian Center property.

Due to time constraints on Saturday evening, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to pick up your packet Friday evening.

Friday's Packet Pick-up time and location to be announced.


Race Shirt

A performance shirt that will quickly become one of your favorites! Mens/unisex sizes from small to 2XL available. Shirts in your requested size are guaranteed to those who register by June 1st, and may not be available to those registering after June 1st.


Finisher Medal

All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal that will rival what marathons offer! This is one unique medal that will stand out from the rest.


Glow Sticks

Two glow sticks that can be combined into a necklace, or worn separately as bracelets. Everybody is encouraged to wear your best neon gear!


A Free Drink at the Post-Race Party!

We’re excited to offer one complimentary domestic draft beer or glass of house wine for our runners and walkers 21+. Soft drinks/tea.etc. is available for folks under 21. Join us for a drink and celebrate a great race!


Course: STROLLER FRIENDLY! 

The race will start at the Harford County Equestrian Center and travel on paved paths through the property to meet up with the gravel Ma & Pa Trail. Runners do an out-and-back trip on the trail before returning to the Equestrian Center for the finish. The entire route is on firm surfaces suitable for strollers and folks that just don’t want to risk turning an ankle!


Parking

Plenty of race parking is available in the grass lots at the Equestrian Center.

Harford County Equestrian Center
608 North Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD 21014


Volunteer

Want to be involved with the event but don’t feel like participating? Register to volunteer! We always need help on the course and at registration/packet pickup. Volunteers receive a race shirt and beverage ticket for the post-race party.

Volunteer Registration Opens Shortly!


Awards

Top 3 overall male and female runners
Top 3 male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+


Race Beneficiaries

We are pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the 2017 Moonlight 5k will be donated to Special Olympics of Harford County and John Archer School.

Special Olympics Maryland – Harford County (SOMD-HA) provides a year-round training and competitive sports program for Harford County children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related developmental disabilities.

John Archer School is the only public special education school serving students with disabilities in Harford County. In a positive, welcoming environment, students are challenged to meet high expectations so that they can develop skills needed for independence


Inclement Weather Policy

The Moonlight 5k is a rain or shine event, and the race will go on as planned unless thunder and/or lightning is detected at race time, or other extreme weather is present. Standard practice is to wait 30 minutes after lightning or thunder is detected to begin the race. If after waiting 1 hour we still have lightning and/or thunder in the area will will be forced to cancel the race. Unfortunately, race registration fees cannot be refunded. T-shirts and glow sticks would be made available for pickup at another time and location.