Before the Event

Register Online

While race day registration may be available, we encourage you to register online ahead of time, as we expect to fill to capacity. Online registration will end on August 12 at 11:59. You may also register at one of our 3 packet pickups and on race day.

Packet Pick-Up

We strongly encourage you to come to one of the 3 packet pickup locations PRIOR to the race to get your packet. There will be race day packet-pickup from 5:30-7am as well. When you come, please remember to BRING A PRINTOUT OF YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION OR YOUR PHOTO ID for packet pick-up. This is for your safety, to make sure someone else does not walk off with your race kit. If you are picking up for a friend/friends, you must have their confirmation as well (or a photo of their ID/confirmation email on your phone).

Wednesday, August 15th from 4-7PM

Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Dr,
Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, August 16th from 4-7PM

Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Rd #2,
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Race Morning - Saturday, August 18th from 5:30 AM

River Valley Ranch - Manchester, Md
4443 Grave Run Rd
Manchester, MD 21102

Virtual Race Bag

Download lots of great coupons and offers in your River Valley Run Virtual Race Bag.

About Chip Timing

The 15k, 10k, and 5k runs are bib chip-timed, by Race Result Timing System. You will receive your bib chip in your bag at Packet-Pickup. You MUST have your bib chip on race day to get an official result. NO CHIP = NO TIME!

Discount Premium Shirt Option

We’ve heard you! You've said you are tired of getting another cheap race shirt that you never wear, so in lieu of that we offer runners an optional upgrade to purchase a Under Armour shirt for only $15 during online registration. If you would like to add a tshirt to an existing registration, simply log into your Active account and add it there. If supplies last we will also have shirts available at packet pickup for $20 and on race day for $25.

NOTE: We may have limited supply of these shirts.  First come first, served. 

2018 Trail Festival Race Shirt


Race volunteers needed! We are looking for high school students and older to help with registrations, race set-up and tear-down, the post-race round-up, and much more. All volunteers receive a free performance shirt. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find and register for a position on our Volunteer Page.

Cancellation Policy

The River Valley Run does not allow for refunds of entry fees. However, we understand that circumstances arise so you may defer your registration or downgrade your race event:


If you become injured or circumstances arise that keep you from participating in the River Valley Run in any capacity in 2018, you may defer your entry to 2019. Deferments are for one year's use only and cannot be applied to subsequent years after that time. There is a $10 processing fee to do so. You will need to fill out a form on the bottom of our registration page to defer up until August 10.


If you would like to switch races (eg- from 15K to 10K, 5K to 10K, etc...) you may do so for a $10 fee. You can do this yourself through your Active account up until August 10.


If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, you may do so for a $10 fee. You can do this yourself through your Active account up until August 10.

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