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Rock the run 5k is back!


2023 REgistration IS OPEN!



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Fairgrounds Park

Take a moment to look over the course map for Rock the Run: Pirates vs Princess. The 2022 course will take each participant through some of the prettiest parts of Hagerstown. Starting at Fairgrounds Park, the course hugs beautiful Pangborn Park, meanders through beautifully tree-lined streets in the North End and continues down historic Potomac Street where gorgeous homes and churches overlook the course.


This is a wonderful course that is perfect not only for experienced participants but beginners as well. But don't go at it alone...remember to invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to join you for Rock the Run!


We are proud to say that we've teamed up with Racine MultiSports to make sure that there is a quality name behind the science of this sport so that you will have the results you want at the completion of the race.


The race will be professionally chip timed by Racine MultiSports.  Results will be available immediately as you finish the race. We will provide you with a URL (one week out from the race) that you can share with your friends and family so they can review results live using a smart phone or web device. 


 We get it, it's fun to run. But how much more fun is it to run at a pirate, mermaid, princess, knight, or any other royal? Just like in 2019, we are encouraging our participants to have some fun with costumes and accessories and show us your pirate or princess side! We'll be making this event a little more exciting this year with some pirate & princess themed touches to everything. But most importantly we just want you each to have fun because you're supporting a great cause and doing something amazing for our community. So start talking it over with all your running friends, encourage others to join you, and then grab that eye-patch, tiara, and your running shoes for Rock the Run: Pirates vs Princess!

Need costume ideas for the perfect royal or a fearsome swashbuckler? Just jump over to Google or Pinterest and check out some of the clever ideas others have done. The important thing is to make sure that you're comfortable running/walking the maybe reconsider that wooden peg leg or glass slippers.



Since we started Rock the Run 5K in 2015, the end goal was to raise support and awareness about those in our community who are homeless and hungry. Since 1955, The Hope Center has never closed their doors and is now the longest continually operating shelter in Hagerstown. In addition to providing shelter for the homeless, The Hope Center continues to provide multiple daily meals for anyone of any age in the community as well as being a part of the Washington County Food Bank Program. It is our goal to make sure that no one in this city is hungry. So participating in Rock the Run: Pirates vs Princess is just another way for our community to help those in need.

And this year, you can really help in a big way as we are in the beginning stages of a much needed refurb and expansion of our dining room and kitchen. We can feed a lot more people and do it more efficiently with a renovation that will double the size of the current space. By participating in this race you're helping us make improvements that will allow us to serve and help so many more people in our area as we continue the fight against hunger and homelessness. 

Click on the link below to learn more about all the programs and services at The Hope Center:

As in past years, we'll have donation boxes available for anyone who brings non-perishable food for our pantry. Food donated will be used in food bags to be distributed to hungry families, soup line and other free community meals served daily, meals for our residents, or any other special activity that takes place at The Hope Center for our community guests. Everything we provide is free of charge because of generous people like you!


In keeping with our Pirates vs Princess theme, we're extending the friendly competition to our food drive where we'll have designated boxes set up for Pirates and separate boxes for Princesses. Pick a team, get your costume and then hit the store to pick up some items for our food drive.

To learn more about the food drive click the button below

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