Start off Preakness Weekend in the Grand National People Chase 5K/1K on May 20

The Grand National People Chase 5K/1K on May 20th has something for the entire family — a 5K race, a 1K Fun Run, and a free Stick Horse race for kids 9 years old and under (equine stick provided).

The rolling, challenging USATF-certified 5K course will take you through the picturesque Loch Moy Farm used for over 40 equestrian competitions each year. You will be led out by a rider on horseback over grass before heading into wooded trails along the Monocacy River. After emerging from the woods, you will run along a grass field while enjoying views of Sugarloaf Mountain and riders taking their horses over cross-country jumps.

The course continues on a wooded trail back to the grassy finish area where you will collect your medal, t-shirt, and swag bag while enjoying post-race refreshments. Both runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K or 1K races. Well-behaved, leashed dogs will be allowed on the course.

This event benefits the Maryland International Equestrian Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to provide funding for the development of dedicated riders from diverse backgrounds to compete at the top levels of equestrian sports.

Register now so you don’t miss out on this fun event!

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