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Maryland > Western Maryland Women's Half Marathon & 5K
Cumberland, MD  •  Sunday, November 3, 2013  •  Course Map


Flat, crushed gravel trails that extend from the Washington, D.C., area all the way into Pennsylvania along the Great Allegheny Passage trail make up the race route for the first-ever Western Maryland Women's Half Marathon & 5K in late 2013, an all-new race organized by the Cumberland-based race management company T.R.A.C. Services.

The trail -- which is largely flat except for a slight incline in the first half of the race and a very gradual descent in the second half -- takes runners along the 150-mile-long Great Allegheny Passage, which is planned to connect with the C&O Canal Towpath to create a more than 300-mile-long biking, running and hiking trail system to connect the D.C. area at its easternmost point with Pittsburgh at its western end.

Runners in the Western Maryland Women's Half Marathon will start their race just off Canal Parkway near Cumberland, near 13 Canal Place and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. From there, runners will head onto the trail, starting out on an out-and-back route that will take them roughly 6.55 miles out, followed by a second 6.55-mile stretch back to the park for the race finish.

The 5K race will start about a half-hour after the 13.1-mile race, and will feature an out-and-back run along the C&O Canal Towpath. Finisher's medals will be awarded to all finishers in the half marathon.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along a bend in the Potomac River that separates Maryland and West Virginia, roughly 136 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., Cumberland typically sees November temperatures that average between 32°F and 55°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 2.9 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Nov. 3), the average low is 35°F and the average high is 60°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Western Maryland Women's Half Marathon

Starting Time

8:00 AM - half marathon
8:30 AM - 5K


$45 for the half marathon, if registered by June 30, 2013
$60 between July 1 - September 15
$75 between Sept. 16 - Nov. 2


To reserve your spot in the late fall 2013 running of Cumberland's Western Maryland Women's Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.

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