How many 5Ks can you run in 24 hours? Find out at the Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks, a new event that will be held from Sept. 25-26. A  5K will start every hour on the hour for 24 hours. Runners can complete up to a total of 75 miles.


Facebook Group: Pemberton 24 Group

Pemberton 24 Course GPX

This event is a partnership between Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism & Algonquin Ultras Inc.

Participants are invited to run as many 5Ks as they like, whether it’s one, five, or all 24.

The course will be a 5K trail run at Pemberton Park. There will be a well-stocked aid station at the start/finish of the 5Ks, which will have cold water, snacks, gels, chips, sodas, and more. Camping will be available. Tents only; no electricity provided. There will also be a festival atmosphere, with food vendors, beer, and music. 

Runners can compete as individuals or as part of a four-person team.

  • Date: Friday, Sept. 25-Saturday, Sept. 26

  • Times: 

    • Friday, Sept. 25

      • 4 p.m.: Grounds open and on-site packet pickup/check-in begins

      • 7 p.m.: First 5K begins

    • 5Ks continue every hour on the hour through 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, with a 0.6-mile race afterward. 

  • Registration Fees:

    • Early registration: $? To be determined

    • Late/On-Site Registration: $? To be determined (Sept. 1 or later) 

    • The shirt deadline is Aug. 31. Long-sleeved shirts are available for an additional $5 if reserved by that date. 

    • Camping: $? To be determined for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. The deadline to register for camping is Aug. 31. Max of one camping site per registrant.

  • Runners must have: 

    • Headlamp (if you plan to run any night 5Ks)

    • Water bottle or hydration belt/vest (this will be a cupless race)

    • Cup for soda

    • Chair to sit on between races



The Pemberton 24 will not be a typical race. There will be a timing clock; however, winners will be determined based on a point system. 

Runners will earn points for each 5K they run. A runner’s placement is important (for the Top 5 men and women), but not their times. To earn the point, runners must complete the 5K course in under an hour — before the next one starts.  

Participants can earn the following points: 

  • 1 point for completing each 5K

  • 1 additional point for completing each 5K during the hours of midnight, 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., and 4 a.m. 

Participants will also earn points depending on how they place in each race.

Placing points for each 5K: 

  • 4 extra points for placing as the first male or female

  • 3 extra points for placing as the second male or female

  • 2 extra points for placing as the third male or female

  • 1 extra point for placing as the fourth or fifth male or female

In the case of a tie for male or female, the 0.6-mile race at the end will determine the winner.

All information obtained from the Pemberton Historical Park site

Additional information:

  • NO bib transfers or bandits 

  • Bib numbers should be visible at all times

  • NO littering. Pack in, pack out. 

  • Runners should stay on the established course

  • NO deferrals

  • NO refunds 

  • NO cowbells

  • NO tutus

  • NO dogs for runners

  • NO early or late starts

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