Celtic Solstice Five Miler
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.
Driving Directions Parking 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!
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|
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