For those who don’t know me, I am your Steeplechasers Membership Chairperson. I have been a Steep for just about 7 years. During this time, I have met the best people and have really grown as a runner from running my first half marathon to training for my first 50 Miler this year and being introduced to running the trails.

While things are challenging during this difficult time, we are still here for you. We are still offering our 5K up to 25K training groups virtually, starting again with educational and informational sessions, the Downtown Frederick Scavenger Hunt and other fun activities coming up soon. If you have any questions running related, please feel free to ask and post on our Facebook page. We have a very wide range of knowledge in the club and several experts in various fields. And if you have any fun ideas you would like to add, we are always open to suggestions.

One thing runners love to do is talk about running! I would like to start spotlighting our amazing members, there is still a lot of excitement out there and I want to hear about it! We want your stories whether you are just starting out and ran your first mile nonstop, worked up to a PR or are training your dog to be your running partner – these and other stories and experiences are all welcome. We have some very tenured Steeps who I am sure will want to share some of their valuable experience as well. Please email me at

Happy Running!
Barb Meely