Suds & Soles 5K will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:00pm in Rockville Town Center.  The race is presented through a partnership of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville.  The 5K Run is open to all ages and will be followed by a post race party in Courthouse Square.  Adults will be able to sample beverages from local breweries as well as enjoy other post-race refreshments.

Proceeds from Suds & Soles will benefit the Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation and Youth and Beginning Running Programs of MCRRC.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Gordon Biersch in Rockville Town Center.   Come by on Thursday and avoid the race day rush!

Race Day Packet Pick Up and Registration (if we are not sold out) will be held in Rockville Town Center beginning at 6:00pm.

Getting to the Race and Parking 

Ample parking for the race is available in Town Center garages and the Rockville Metro parking lot. The metro lot is free on weekends.

Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #16 will close the Rockville Metro Station from June 17- June 25.   Parking will still be available in Metro lots but there will be no train service to Rockville.   Please do not plan to take Metro to, or home from, the race.   If you need an alternative to driving, please consider Uber or Lyft.

Bag Check

Bag check will be provided and will be located across the street from the Red Brick Courthouse (corner of Courthouse Square and Maryland Avenue).  You must supply your own bag, labelled with your bib number.  Bag check is provided as a courtesy to our participants – items are checked at your own risk and MCRRC assumes no responsibility for any valuables.  Unclaimed bags will be returned to MCRRC and donated if not claimed within 2 weeks.

Course Description

Suds & Soles is a fast USATF certified 5K course beginning and ending in Rockville Town Center.  The course will run through downtown Rockville and through neighborhood roads before returning to Courthouse Square.  Participants who maintain a pace that is greater than 20 minutes per mile may be directed to the sidewalk and from that point on will be required to follow normal pedestrian rules.  The course certification map is available here!  SudsNSoles5K.  Click here to view an elevation profile.

KidZone

Suds & Soles will also feature a KidZone area with activities designated only for children ages 10 and younger. The KidZone activities include a moon bounce, games, sports activities, bubbles, tattoos, popcorn, root ‘beer’, and ice pops. In addition, there will be a short Fun Run at 7:05pm. A bib is required for all children to enter the KidZone and participate in the Fun Run. Bibs must be worn by children entering the KidZone; bibs are $10 each for children ages 5 to 10, bibs are free for children ages 4 and under.

Again, registration is required for entry into the KidZone and participation in the Fun Run. Registration helps us to identify children as well to plan appropriately for food and activities both this year and for the future.

Parents must remain with their children while in the KidZone. Parents do not need to purchase a bib to enter the KidZone. (Bibs from the 5K event, worn by children ages 10 and younger, will be accepted for entry to the KidZone. You do not need to purchase another bib for them.)

Timing and Scoring

The 5K race will be scored with the Ipico Bib Chip which will be attached to the bib you receive at packet pick up registration.  Results will be posted on this webpage and www.mcrrc.org approximately 24 hours after the race. Both “net” and “gun” times will be displayed.

Awards

Awards to the top male and female finishers in both open and masters divisions as well as age group prizes!

Questions?

Need more info?  Contact sudsandsoles@mcrrc.org!