April 8, 2017

Race Weekend


Marathon Maniacs Photo courtesy Deborah Lazerson

Marathon Maniacs
Photo courtesy Deborah Lazerson

Pre-Race Info


Packet pick-up:
Friday, April 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Culinaire Cafe, located at the Gateway Center on 110-114 Baltimore Street on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall.

Saturday, April 8, 6:30-7:45 a.m., near the race start.

Pasta Dinner


Friday night during packet pick-up at Culinaire Cafe:

Delicious self-serve buffet of salad, garlic bread, pasta, tomato sauce, meat sauce, vegetables, water/tea/coffee, and dessert.
$15/person. RSVP preferred. Families are welcome!


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The Fairfield Inn & Suites is the official host hotel for the event. It is adjacent to the field where the race begins and ends, providing a convenient place for those traveling to the area!

Book your group rate for QUEEN CITY MARATHON

Guests may  call 301.722.0340 and ask for the QUEEN CITY MARATHON group rate.

Cutoff day: 03.17.17


If you would like late check-out, make sure you mention it when you make your reservation. 301.722.0340



Race time-line


Safety Meeting & Announcements:    7:50 a.m.

Race start:    8:00 a.m. NO EARLY STARTS.

Race end:    3:00 p.m.



There is a 7 hour time limit for the event. Any participant that is not able to maintain the specified pace or faster will be asked to forfeit the bib & chip. Anyone who remains on the course without a bib & chip is continuing at his/her own risk.

FULL *Must be able to maintain a 16 minute per mile pace*

Canal Place (mi 6):    9:35 a.m.

Cash Valley Rd (mi 11):    11:00 a.m.

Woodcock Hollow Rd (mi 15):    12:00 p.m.

Cash Valley Rd (mi 21):     1:40 p.m.

METRIC *Must be able to maintain a 25 minute per mile pace*

Canal Place (mi 6):    10:30 a.m.

Cash Valley Rd (mi 11):    12:40 p.m.


Post-Race Party


Be sure to check out the finish line food tent upon completing your 26.2!




If you are in need of a shower, the Cumberland YMCA has offered use of their locker rooms for a donation of your choosing. It is about 1 mile away at 601 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD.