Main Street Middletown is proud to present their first annual “The Heat is On” 5k and Fun Run, Saturday- August 29th. This exciting 5k to benefit Main Street Middletown and Frederick County Public Libraries- Middletown Branch will guide runners through a scenic route past beautiful historic buildings and views out into the Valley. Warm-ups will be of no worries for experienced or beginner runners alike thanks to Rockstar Fitness’ stretch session prior to the start on Saturday morning.
Becky Reich, Main Street Middletown Manager, truly believes this event will really enhance the Main Street programs! “This year, we have plans to add way-finding signage to direct more people downtown, revise our Main Street brochure, and revamp the heritage marker program to update the downtown walking tour, Reich said. “These are just a few of the things that Main Street Middletown is doing to help bring more residents, shoppers, and visitors to our lovely downtown!” The race will begin at Rockstar Fitness, located at Green Street and Route 17.
The full-circle course promises a flat fun run experience with a downhill finish, sure to provide runners with a great fast finish. Race time starts at 8am. Children 8 years old and under can participate in a shorter “Fun Run” that begins at 8:30am. Awards will be given for top 3 finishers in each age category. Parking is free at designated lots throughout the town. On-street parking will not be available on race morning to accommodate runners.
All interested runners are encouraged to sign up at www.mainstreetmiddletown.org. Event sponsors include Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown Valley Bank, Candlelight Floral Designs, Sportsland, Hello Gorgeous Salon, The Garden Center, The Main Cup, Middletown Valley Family Medicine, Rockstar Fitness, Mountain Spirit Yoga, C. Basil Grossnickle Inc. Insurance, and FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine.