St. Michaels Running Festival
DATE: Saturday, May 19 2018
RACES: USATF Certified Half Marathon,5k. 1k Kids Fun Run
With a flat, fast, USTAF certified 1/2 marathon course that winds along the beautiful waterfront community of St. Michaels, this event attracted runners from all over the US in its opening year.
You’ll start out at the St. Michaels school campus and head right down the center of historic and charming main-street. After leaving town, the course heads out to the Chance Hope Farm community traversing the Miles River for 2.4 miles! After leaving the breathtaking waterfront community of chance hope, you gently wind around the tranquil golf course community of Martingham the head back to town. As you make your way back to St. Michaels, you’ll head down a gentle and tranquil country road culminating in a loop through another waterfront community of Mt. Pleasant Landing. The rout then returns you to the heart of St. Michaels where you’ll be greeted by spectators cheering your finish and a rocking after party.
The 5k route leads down gorgeous country lanes, traverses our breathtaking rails to trails runners path with water views and finishes right in downtown St. Michaels at the runner's after party. Whether you’re a competitive runner or simply want to walk an incredible course with friends and family, the St. Michaels 5K is the course for you!
The Kids Fun Run is for children aged 12 and younger. All children will receive a race shirt, runner bib and finisher's medal (made from rubber so it's kid friendly)! Registration fees are $25. This is a great way for kids to be a part of the event and start learning about their own physical fitness. The run benefits the St. Michaels Community Center and SMYLE (Saint Michaels Youth and Law Enforcement - a community outreach program designed to bridge the trust between the SMPD and area youth).
This year's event has been enhanced to provide runners with an even greater shot at achieving a PR and, of course, all runners are guaranteed a wonderful race experience and a dynamic post-race expo in one of the most exclusive destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. Some of the highlights for this year's race include: earlier, cooler start times; new, scenic and distinct 10k course, awesome runner bags, custom medals (for all 1/2 marathon runners) and beer at the finish!