Yo, Forest Joggers!

Saturday is right around the corner. Time to start thinking about hitting the trails for a Muddy Shoes trail run. The colder snot-rocket-inducing temps of Winter are gone, and we still have time to enjoy the mild weather of Spring before the infamous DMV heat and humidity step in. So, I ask you, why would you choose to sleep-in instead of pounding dirt with some other bad-ass and slightly odiferous trail buds? BTW, while our hygiene is questionable our friendliness and charm are a sure thing! Come see for yourself!

This week we will venture out on some awesome trails in Central MoCo. We’ll be re-visiting the site of this year’s Muddy Shoes Farm Park Challenge to start off but we’ll end up running all the way out past the Ag Farm on the Upper Rock Creek trail and pick up the North Branch trail (I call it the Olney Trail) that will take you out towards Bowie Mill Road. This is an out-and-back course but there are a lot of very cool side trails you can take off the Olney Trail (Marked with Red and Yellow blazes) or add on back at the Ag Farm with the trails there. Weather might be moist but very runnable. Still no high temps or humidity so take advantage while you can!

As usual, announcements then the details:

  • Did I mention that 2024 marks the 10-year anniversary of Muddy Shoes? Yup, ten years ago we had our first run. To mark the occasion we will be getting some commemorative swag to celebrate. Stay tuned. Save your money! T-shirts are coming?!
  • Save the Date! July 27th! The Annual Muddy Shoes Summer Phat Ass on the trails of Seneca Lake! More details to come! Stay tuned!
  • We have swag! Muddy Shoes Baseball caps (a mere $15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable Cups ($5). See Coach Phil or Coach Mike (Chau)

Ok, run details:

Location: Agricultural Farm Park and Olney Trail

Address:  18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 18 May 2024

Time: 0730

Course: Out-and-back on the following trails, in order – Percheron, Carson Farm, Upper Rock Creek and North Branch (aka Olney Trail). Many options for side trails and add on miles.

Caltopo: This is the whole route, no sides.

This shows just the Olney section with some of the side trails

Distance: Just over 10 miles round trip (feel free to do shorter or longer)

Pace: Slow, fast and In-between; all are welcome!

Vibe: Chill



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