Seventh Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set for April 9th

Thu, 2016-03-10 16:15 kwidmayer

Annual Southern Maryland Event Benefits UM Charles Regional Medical Center
Blue Crabs Fan Fest Completes Family-Oriented Event


St. Charles, Maryland, Southern Maryland’s best-selling community joins again with DC Road Runners to host the annual St. Charles Running Festival. The event, which features a 10-miler, 5K and Chick-fil-A Kids Fun Run, is open to runners of all abilities and will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Regency Furniture Stadium in St. Charles.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the UM Charles Regional Medical Center, a not for profit hospital serving the Southern Maryland region in its mission to provide the community with a full range of health care services.  In support of the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation funding priorities for this year, the Running Festival will help fund comprehensive rehabilitation services to include physical, speech and occupational therapy, as well as cardiopulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation.  Registration is open at  

"Runners from around the Washington, DC region look forward to the St. Charles Running Festival every year," said Craig J. Renner, vice president for marketing for The St. Charles Companies. "The day is filled with events for the entire family and the course highlights the array of amenities that our community has to offer for residents in our new homes and apartments." Mr. Renner continued, “St. Charles is one of the most philanthropic communities in the area and we are pleased to make UM CRMC the beneficiary of this event. All entry fees will be dedicated to ensuring that residents of our community will continue to receive quality medical services at our top-performing local hospital."

The festival will lead runners through the roads of Charles County with Regency Furniture Stadium serving as the focal point. The scenic and mostly flat 10-mile course has runners starting on 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 to La Plata Road, then back to Piney Church Road once again before finishing outside of Regency Furniture Stadium. 

The 5K course starts and finishes at the stadium and ventures through the neighborhoods on Piney Church Road. Kids Fun Run will take place inside the stadium.

The day's events coincide with the annual Fan Fest celebration hosted by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, including autograph sessions with team players, access to the kids’ fun zone at the park, and more.

Mr. Renner, continued, "We are proud to include partners like Chick-fil-A, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Lennar, Ryan Homes and Charles County, MD in putting this event together to benefit UM CRMC. This event will have something for everyone -- running aficionados, their families, baseball fans, and people who just want to enjoy an early spring day in the beautiful master planned community of St. Charles.”  

For more information or to register, please visit or call 301 609 4132.

The St. Charles Companies includes American Community Properties Trust, The Apartments of St. Charles, American Land Development and St. Charles Community, LLC. The St. Charles Companies’ lines of business include the residential and commercial development of St. Charles, a 9,200 acre planned community in Charles County, Maryland and the ownership of an operating apartment portfolio of approximately 2,500 units in St. Charles.