Celtic Solstice Five Miler
Results 2010

               Photo by Crista Gilbert

Druid Hill Park
8:30 AM Dec 18, 2010

Shirt designs and Snowflakes by reknowned Celtic artist Cari Buziak

Stieff Silver Building        800 Wyman Park Drive

Baltimore, MD 21217

Invited Runners for 2010- All previous race winners and all runners who have run all nine previous Celtic Soltice races are invited to register as our guests.  Please email the race director if you see your name in the following list:  Ten-time runners - Jack Heisler, Richard Krummerich,  Ingrid Pfoersch, Shawn Pinamonti, Linell Smith.  Previous male winners: Sean Smith, Mike Styczynski, Greg Cauller, Jesse Williams, Matt Seymore, Brian Godsey (05, 09), Dave Berdan (06, 07, 08).  Previous female winners: Robin Goodwin, Connie Buckwalter, Vicki Cauller, (02, 06), Jill Krebs, Darcy McDonald, Katie Breitenbach, Laura Paulsen, Julia Rudd.


Course Map  
Driving Directions                             Parking Plan
Volunteer Plan

Post-Race Places to Eat
Bib Number Assignments
A - G          H - O         P - Z  

Fees: $25 No Shirt, $55 Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip Pullover
More information about the optional premium:

Brooks  Celtic Solstice Premium - SOLD OUT

These mid-weight micro-fiber cold-weather running shirts were built with chilly Runday mornings in mind; sporting it either for a run or sipping coffee at your favorite café, We selected this as a complement to the  2009 base-layer.. You can wear this on its own on cool days, or double up as your base-layer on really cold days.  Or wear it to your post-run breakfast!

Photos 2008 Photo Essay by Jeanne Larrison
2009 Photo Essay by John Davis
Video 2009 Video by Andrew Adams
The course: The course starts with a brief uphill climb that will elevate your heartrate, but then settles into a fairly flat route with a slight uphill grade to the Mansion House intersection. Turnaround at the arboreteum and return to Druid Lake, flat around the lake, and a downhill finish.   Course Map  
Is this anything like the Dreaded Druid Hills?: No. This course is a gently rolling route through Baltimore's famed Druid Hill Park with spectacular vistas of the city and the park. The Summertime Dreaded Druid Hills race take runners into the wicked hills in the backside of the park. These hills area avoided altogether during the Winter Solstice, primarily because the prospect of ice on the course in the back hills would make the event unrunnable. Check back this summer if you want a true challenge.
Directions: From I 83 take Exit 7 28th Street/Druid Lake Drive Exit.  Follow signs to the Maryland Zoo.  After you get to the end of the lake, make a right turn onto Swann Drive.  Go through the first three-way stop sign.  At the second three-way stop sign turn left into Mansion House Drive.  Park Staff will direct you to parking, and we will have a shuttle bus to take you to the starting area about a mile away. NOTE: Due to larger fields in latter years, we also open the gate to Druid Lake, which is 100 meters before Swann Drive.  Look here first.
Driving Directions                   Parking Plan
Packet Pickup: Pre-Race Packet Pickup will be held at the Falls Road Running Store the week of December 11 through  Friday December 17, from during business hours.  The goal is to distribute as many premiums as possible to alleviate race day congestion at the Parks and People Foundation. The Falls Road Running Store is located at 6247 Falls Road, which is the building behind 6305 Falls Road, 1 1/2 miles north of Northern Parkway and 3 miles south of I-695.
Out-of-town Special Premium Pre-race pickup locations Pre-Race Premium Pickup will occur the weekend of December 11 and 12th for pre-registered runners who are in the database by December 1st.  Anne Arundel County - Charm City Run Annapolis.  Howard County - Feet First in Columbia.  Montgomergy County -  Pacers - Silver Spring.  DC and Virginia - Pacers  Clarendon.  Contact those stores for store hours.  Premium (Dec 11-12) Pick-up locations 
Background   Race History - from lightning storms to the blizzard of the century, the tradition continues!
Kilts: Kilts are available at the Falls Road Running Store and may be purchased for $40 while supplies last.  Most of the runners sizes are gone, but plenty waist 38 and up.
 $55 pre-registered with premium
$60 race day / with premium if available, $30 if we have room.

Chip Timing - The Celtic Solstice Five-Miler evaluated proposals from several timing companies in 2009.  We selected Charm City Run Timing based on their proposal being the most cost-effective, but chip-timing is not cheap no matter which way you look at it.  They will time the race in 2010 too.

The start and finish of the race is on the I-83 overpass on Wyman Park Drive just outside of Druid Hill Park. The serpentine course winds through the "Bowl", heads to the Arboreteum, and returns around Druid Lake, the Moorish Tower, to a downhill finish.

Shirt Design History

Race History