The Elkster 5K is a community run to support the youth of Elkridge Elementary school. Your support will provide an immediate impact to the students and staff that make Elkridge Elementary School and great school to attend.
Our race is a fun, yet challenging course around the school. Unlike past years, this new course is 100% paved and does not utilize the field spaces around the school. For our serious runners, we heard loud and clear that the uneven fields were prone to causing ankle injuries.
Elkridge is hilly! Consider yourself warned as we'll utilize a portion of historic Lawyers Hill Road that will challenge your stamina as you go back up the top portion of the road. Many runners (5k, marathoners and ultra runners) and bikers use the historic Lawyers Hill for training repetitions to push their limits!
The course starts off at the EES main parking lot, then continues onto Montgomery Road, down historic Laywers Hill, into Claremont Overlook, and then back UP Lawyers Hill, onto Summer Terrace, and then through the paved trail that leads the back way into EES to finish where you started.
Water/Aid stations will be hosted near the hills and finish, along with first responders just in case the hills get the best of you