Want to know more about the Steeplechasers? You’ve come to the right place.

Our Mission

To promote running for fitness, friendship and athletic development, in support of our members and the Frederick community.

How do we do this?

  • By helping to plan and support running events, group runs, and training programs
  • By coordinating and providing information about running events and training resources in our area
  • By supporting local charities through donations of race proceeds.
  • By helping runners of all types to run, learn, grow, AND HAVE GREAT TIMES TOGETHER!

Club Operations

The Steeplechasers are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, made up of people who want to make a contribution and give something back to the running community for all the benefit that it provides us.

Club Executive Board

Governance Records

Join Us

Admittedly, we’re a little bit biased. But we think that if you’re a runner (or are thinking about becoming a runner!) in the Frederick area, you should become a Steeplechaser! Membership includes group runs, free training programs (from a 5k to ultra distances), social events, four free races a year, running-related volunteer opportunities, and discounts to many area running events. Want to know more? Head over to the membership page for a detailed breakdown of membership benefits and for information on how to join.

Get in Touch

Contact Us

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(To hear what’s going on among our members, check out the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Facebook group. We also suggest you Like the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Facebook page to see the latest news directly from the club.)

Why are we called the Steeplechasers?

We get this question a lot. It’s not because we do steeplechases. Steeplechasers is a play on words that is derived from the city of Frederick being known for its “clustered spires,” referred to in a famous poem about the town. We have no religious affiliation and generally don’t ride horses or do a lot of hurdling. We’re just folks who like to stay fit through running and enjoy some punny names along the way!