Frederick gets a minor league soccer team

Minor league soccer coming to Frederick. I missed this news when it first came out, but it sounds cool:

The NPSL, a fourth-tier U.S. Soccer organization, features more than 60 teams, and FC Frederick will compete in the six-team Mid-Atlantic Conference of the NPSL’s Northeast Region along with ASA Charge, Chesterfield United FC, Fredericksburg FC, Legacy 76 and Virginia Beach City FC.

Hood College will host all of FC Frederick’s five home games, with the first two tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. May 29 and 4 p.m. May 31.

Admission is $5, and the club has explored the option of selling $20 T-shirts that will serve as season tickets.


Upcoming Frederick runs

For you runners out there in Frederick here is a list of upcoming running in events in the area:

  • Mission 10 Miler (10 miles) – At Harry Grove Stadium on Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM. Benefits the Frederick Rescue Mission.
  • Run for the Roses (5k/1k walk) – At Linganore Winery on Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 9:00 AM. Benefits the United Way of Frederick County Prosperity Center.
  • Run for the Rock (5k/1k walk) – At Baker Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 9:00 AM. Benefits the students at Rock Creek School.
  • The Cupcake Run (5k) – At Monocacy Village Park on Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 8:30 AM. Benefits Blessings In a Backpack Frederick Schools and Children of Incarcarated Parents Partnerships.
  • The Frederick Running Festival (half marathon, 5k, and more)- At the Frederick FairGrounds on May 2 and 3, 2015. Benefits various charities through Run for a Cause.

If I missed any events, please add them in the comments.

Run for the Rock 5K Run/1 Mile Walk


Rock Creek School is having their 2nd “Run for the Rock” 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 at Baker Park in Frederick Maryland. The cost is $25.00 for the 5K and $15.00 for the 1 mile. The 5K includes a t-shirt if you register by March 27th. You can purchase a t-shirt for the 1 Mile or to just have an extra t-shirt if by March 27th.

The proceeds will be going to all of the students at Rock Creek School for technology in the classroom. Rock Creek School is a public school in Frederick, MD specially designed for students with disabilities. Help the students by registering today!

There will be children’s activities too! Balloons, face painting, and a free raffle with registration!

Register on or visit Run for the Rock’s Facebook page for more information on the event.

Frederick Wins Music Grant

From the FNP:

The city of Frederick was named Monday as one of 10 cities across the country to receive $25,000 in matching funds from the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, a nonprofit aimed at helping small to mid-sized cities bring live music to areas across the U.S.

[Kara Norman with the Downtown Frederick Partnership] revealed the plan for the series: Each Tuesday from June 16 to Aug. 18, artists will take the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre stage at 7 p.m. The shows are scheduled to last about an hour and there will more than likely be only one act performing per event.

Unlike the partnership’s Alive@Five concert series, which will continue as scheduled through the summer, these Tuesday concerts will be free to the public and family-friendly. No alcohol will be for sale, and the shows will be open to people of all ages.

The article also mentioned that in case of rain the Weinberg would be used.

Sophie and Madigan's Pirate and Princess 5k & Fun Run

Sophie and Madigan’s Pirate and Princess 5k & Fun Run:

Join us for some Halloween fun as Sophie and Madigan’s Playground presents the 1st annual Pirate and Princess 5k and Family Fun Run. Dress up as a princess or a pirate, or anything else that makes you smile! Bring the kids, bring the neighbors, bring the grandparents! There is something for everyone! Register by October 4th to receive an event t-shirt!

Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard, who died at ages 6 and 3 as a result of a horrific house fire that occurred on January 31, 2013.

The mission of Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is to honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard by building a memorial playground and providing opportunities for children and their families to play, learn, and create lifelong memories together, and in ways that reflect the beautiful personalities and spirits of these two sisters.

The race takes place at Baker Park on October 18th.

Things to do in Frederick, October 2014

October is usually a very busy month in the Frederick area and here is a sample of things to do this month:

In addtion to the one off events, area farms have events all through October:

And as always if I missed something please share it in the comments! And check the Frederick Tourism site’s calendar and the FNP’s calendar for a much bigger list of things to do in Frederick.