Blue Crabs Fan Fest is April 14

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

St. Charles Running Festival, CCYL Opening Day Also Part of Day-Long Festivities

The Blue Crabs have announced plans for their annual season-opening Fan Fest celebration at the ballpark, scheduled for Saturday, April 14. It will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m. This year’s event will also feature the 2nd Annual St. Charles Running Festival along with the Charles County Youth League Opening Day Festivities. The Fan Fest is being made possible by Chick- fil- A, and is completely FREE for everyone.

The box office at the ballpark will be open throughout the event, as April 14 will be the first day single-game tickets for all 70 Blue Crabs home games this season will be on sale. To get your hands on Opening Day tickets before April 14th CLICK HERE NOW. Season ticket and mini-plan holders can also get their hands on their ticket packages for the first time that day. Chick-fil-A Backfin Buddies members and Hearing Professionals Silver Sluggers members will also be able to pick up their ticket plans and merchandise at Fan Fest.

Always an event for kids, this year’s Fan Fest will be no exception. Kids can ride the bumper boats in Crabby Cove and play on the inflatables in the PNC Bank Kids Zone for absolutely FREE. Chick-fil-A will also be on hand with free games, with delicious Chick-fil-A food as prizes.

“This has to be the most exciting time of the year, nothing beats the anticipation of a new season,” said Blue Crabs Marketing Manager Courtney Freeland. “Fan Fest always signals the official beginning of spring for us, and we’ll have a great kickoff to the season at the stadium just three weeks before the Blue Crabs take the field here for the first time.”

Throughout Fan Fest, there will also be live music in addition to ticket sales and the attractions set up around the stadium. Concessions will be available throughout the day, and the team store will be open so fans can stock up on new Blue Crabs gear.

For a second year in a row, the Blue Crabs Fan Fest will also feature the St. Charles Running Festival. The festival will consist of three different distances (10 miles, 5K, and a kids fun run) and proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Maryland.

The festival will lead runners throughout the roads of Charles County with Regency Furniture Stadium serving as the focal point. The preliminary design of the scenic and mostly flat 10-mile course has runners starting at Regency Furniture Stadium, then proceeding north up Piney Church Road, west on Billingsley Road, and south on St. Charles Parkway. The second half of the race continues south on Radio Station Road, east on to La Plata Road, then back on to Piney Church Road once again before finishing at the stadium.

The 5k course starts and finishes at the stadium and is a basic up and back loop on Piney Church Rd. The Chick-fil-A Kids Fun Run will be contained within the parking lots of the stadium. For more information or to register visit or call (410) 605.9381.

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. The franchise is entering its 5th Anniversary season in the spring of 2012, coming off the team’s third consecutive playoff appearance. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit for more information and to save your seat at the ballpark today!