March 28, 2015

Queen City Marathon for ActiveWater March 28, 2015


Come run in the mountains of Western Maryland where the C&O Canal Towpath meets the Great Allegheny Passage. Hosted by the Queen City Striders  on April 2, 2016, this event is both scenic and runnable.

New in 2016, participants can choose either the FULL 26.2 Miles or try the METRIC 26.2 K for 16.2 Miles.

The footrace will start at Canal Place near the historic Western Maryland Railway Station in historic Downtown Cumberland, MD. All participants will run approximately 3 miles on the C&O Canal towpath before turning around and heading back to Canal Place. Runners will then enter the Great Allegheny Passage. After five miles up a gradual, steady incline along the scenic rail trail, METRIC participants will turn around near the Cash Valley Aid Station while the FULL participants will continue for another 5 miles to the turn-around after Woodcock Hollow Road. After the final turn-around, the course ends with a gentle downhill to the finish in front of the Canal Place stage.

Queen City Marathon for Active Water FULL course is USATF certified #MD13021LMJ and a Boston Qualifier.

For more information, email the Race Director at queencitymarathon@gmail.com



The event is being held to support Active Water, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses the athletic lifestyle and grassroots campaigns to bring clean water and sanitation proceeds to needed communities throughout the globe.

Activewater is powered by Lifewater International and continues to provide thousands of people with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene training every year. This year we want to serve more people than ever with water, health, and hope. This is why we are offering a free race registration to you when you fundraise $1,000 or more. Our goal is fund a well in Ethiopia ($6,000) and we need your help!  

You can easily join the team and set up your fundraiser today! Once you set up your fundraising page someone from Activewater will reach out to you make sure you have everything you need.

NEW FOR 2016:

  • Earn your free race registration this year if you reach your $1,000 goal before March 18th.
  • Earn your free race registration voucher next year if you reach your $1,000 goal after March 18th.

Become a part of Team Active Water


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For more info contact Sharon