Historic Drawbridge Half

Sat November 7, 2020 St Michaels, MD 21663 US Directions
St Michaels, MD US 21663
Schedule of Events

FRIDAY MORNING - 8am - Complete COVID-19 Questionnaire sent via email on Friday Morning (and posted at the top of this page). DO NOT PRINT

Friday, November 6th, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (213 N Talbot Street, St Michaels)

Drive Through Packet Pickup - Please write your bib number (preferably with a Black Marker) on a piece of paper and place in your dash. As you drive up, we will hand you your packet and have you continue along. YOU MAY PICK UP PACKETS FOR OTHERS. We ask that you wait for any Sweatshirt swaps until after the event on Saturday. 

Saturday, November 7

0630 -0715 am  Participants Arrive @ Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (213 N Talbot Street) 

0715 Begin bus loading

0730 All buses leave for Wylder Hotel from CBMM

0715 - Those staying on Tilghman Island or being dropped off - Arrive at Wylder Hotel (21499 Chesapeake Acc Drive, Tilghman Island)

0800 - First wave of run begins

        Waves of 6-8 runners released every 10 seconds

0805 - Last runners begin from Wylder

0915 - First runners finish

1200 pm - Last runners finish

*No formal awards ceremony. Times may be checked after the finish line and awards may be received shortly after 



COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies-  We just wanted to take a moment and give you an idea of what we have proposed. If you have any questions, or suggestions, please reach out to us and we will work together on it. 

Pre-Event Strategies

  • One of the most important is this site, and all of its tools. We are utlizing electronic communication as much as possible. We will also put the newest information up on the site, as soon as it is feasible. This site is the best location for up to the minute information. 
  • Packet pickup will have options. We are going to offer both a MAILING option, as well as a DRIVE THROUGH packet pickup, at the Maritime Museum, the night before the race. Either way, no standing in line for your packet!
  • We are encouraging you to follow CDC recommendations such as: Don't show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms. Don't share fluids and carry yoru own fluids to avoid contact with others on course. Don't share food/towels/gels/etc. Use hand sanitizer before and after using a portable toilet. No Snot Rockets! Practice Social Distancing. Avoid large group selfies. 
  • In addition, you will get an email with a short questionnaire that you will need to complete, closer to the event.  A copy of this questionnaire can be found at www.cdc.gov/screening


Lots to do on race day... but if we want to HAVE a race day, there are small things that have to change for 2020. 

  • Our staff and volunteers will ALWAYS have a mask and gloves on. 
  • You, the runner, should have a mask as well, except when you are running. This is going to be key when we talk about areas such as the buses, and the Start line area. 
  • We will be providing MORE portable toilets at the Start and Finish area. We will also have 2 (or 3, depending on how many sign up) on course, at around the halfway mark. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be EVERYWHERE. This includes the Start line, the Finish Line, every aide station, every portable toilet, and just for good measure, each athlete will be given an individual sanitizer wipe in your race packet as well.
  • Buses, that take athletes to the start line (you park at the Finish) will have a maximum of number of people, as defined by the bus company. WE ARE WORKING ON SOME TYPE OF SHUTTLE SERVICE, SHOULD YOU WANT TO PARK NEAR THE FINISH, AND BE TAKEN BACK, BUT THIS IS STILL IN PLANNING. 
  • Temperature checks will be taken, prior to the start. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or over (as per the CDC guideline) will not be allowed to participate. 
  • Athletes should take hydration and nutrition with them on course. Our aide stations are going to consist of sealed 8oz bottles of Water and Gatorade (so if you can't chug it down, it's smaller for you to carry), as well as sealed energy gels and bars. Please note, these will be out on a table for you to take. NO ONE WILL BE HANDING YOU ANY PRODUCT. 
  • Starting line will be done with no more than 10 people (number may reduce), launched every 10 seconds. THIS EVENT WILL BE CHIP TIMED, AND YOUR TIME DOES NOT START UNTIL YOU CROSS THE STARTING LINE (timing mat). For you seasoned runners, this means that there is no GUNSHOT time, so run hard, there could be a really fast person that started a few minutes behind you (though the gap should be no more than 5 minutes until we get everyone launched). 
  • Once we are able to determine what the "gap" would be from the first runners starting, to when the last runners start, we will be able to determine your age group and overall placing upon completion. If you win your age group, you may pick up your award at the tent, and grab some pics, but there WILL NOT BE A FORMAL AWARDS CEREMONY. 
  • Cold lunch boxes will be available, in to-go containers, and athletes will be encouraged to social distance themselves at the conclusion of the event, while wearing a face mask. 

Have trouble with course maps? Afraid of missing turns? Looking to set your PR with an all-out effort? Have we got the race for you!!!

The Historic Drawbridge Half will take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2020, and will navigate from Tilghman Island, straight up Route 33, and to St Michaels, making one of the only true turns of the race in to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum!! That's a 13.1 mile STRAIGHT RUN with little to no elevation or turns!!!


We are working on our transportation plan as we know it will be different from last year. We will still have buses available,  from the Maritime Museum, but we also know some runners will be dropped off at the Wylder Hotel on Tilghman Island. From there, we will begin as a group, with traffic briefly shut down on the Island, until we can get everyone safely over the FIRST OF TWO DRAWBRIDGES and on to the shoulder of MD Route 33. Aide stations will be located along the course for your hydration and nutrition needs. 

A four (4) hour cutoff will let you move as fast as you like, all the way to an 18 min 30 second pace. Perfect for those recovering from a long season, or just pushing their limits at the end of the year. 

We are working with the TIlghman Island Volunteer Fire Department and the St Michaels Volunteer Fire Department to bring you a safe and fun event! A portion of the proceeds will go to EACH of the departments to assist with their annual fundraising efforts. 


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Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Wylder Hotel in Tilghman Island. Not only are they extending a 10% off all advertised room rates deal for us, but they are also our Start Line for the 2020 event!!!! Be sure to give them a call at 877 - 818 - 1922 and let them know that you are part of the race for this special pricing. 


Be sure to give them a call at 877 - 818 - 1922 to reserve your room for the weekend!!


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