2018 Women’s Distance Festival 5K / Run After the Women 5K

Our 39th year!

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:45 AM

West Annapolis Elementary School
505 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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Ample FREE parking on street in the neighborhood.

This is Leg 6 of the Maryland RRCA Women’s Distance Grand Prix Series

And Our 34th year for RatW 5K!

This is a race for runners and walkers of all levels of abilities.  The Women will start at 7:45, and the Men will start at approximately 8:30 am.  This is also the graduation race for the Annapolis Strider’s Beginner’s Group

Race Registration

Online Registration

Register online until Wednesday Jul 11, 2018.

Mail-in Registration

Mail registration by Thursday Jul 05, 2018.

Registration Fees

Registration Date Fee
Early Bird (May 20 to midnight June 3) $20
June 4 to July 5 for mail-in & to July 11 for online $25
Race Day (6:30-7:30am) $30

Transfers and Refunds

No refunds or transfers will be granted for this race.

Packet Pickup

Race-day pick-up at West Annapolis Elementary School Cafeteria. The entrance is on Tucker Street.


Race begins on Tucker Street behind the West Annapolis Elementary School located at 505 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401. A two loop open course through the Wardour neighborhood of West Annapolis. On paved roads, with some shaded areas, mostly flat, with a few hills, and one foot bridge.

Course Map


Chip timing provided by Maryland Timing. Unofficial Results will be posted on the Annapolis Striders and Maryland Timing websites.

Aid Stations

Two water stops will be provided with water/Gatorade. One located at the foot bridge and one near the start/finish line.

Race Rules

No headphones, strollers or animals will be allowed.


1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Place Awards for Women’s and Men’s Races. Age group awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. New this year: 1st & 2nd place Mother/Daughter Team.

Race Amenities


Guaranteed to the first 200 race applicants.


Post Race

Post-race refreshments will be served in the school cafeteria.  All registered runners will be entered into a drawing for random prizes!


To volunteer, please contact the race director.  We will have a worker’s run on July 7 so you will get credit for the GPS.


Email WDF5K@annapolisstriders.org to contact the race directors.

Race Directors
Kathleen Hanson