Sunday, September 18, 2022 Annapolis, MD 21403 US Directions
Events
In-Person

Half Marathon (In-Person)

8:00AM EDT SOLD OUT!
In-Person

1.25 Mile Walk (In-Person)

9:00AM EDT SOLD OUT!
Virtual

Half Marathon (Virtual)

SOLD OUT! Run Anytime between - 9/10 -9/18
Virtual

5K (Virtual)

SOLD OUT! Run Anytime between - 9/10 - 9/18
Place
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD US 21403
Description

Important Updates!!!

Start of Race and Timing

  • Start will be a “Gun Start”
  • Slower runners are asked to start towards the back of the pack. Line up 10 minutes prior to the race start time.
  • This year’s “timing chip” will be attached to the back of your numbered bib. This bib must be worn on the front of your body, above the waist - not in a pocket or on your back.
  • Be sure to cross the mats under the arch at the start/finish so your times can be correctly recorded.
  • Participants in the Half Marathon must be able to complete the course in 3 hours. All participants in each event must be finished by 11:00a

Safety and Course Information

  • The trail in Quiet Waters Park is quite rough in some areas, with tree roots lifting asphalt and places where asphalt is thin or missing. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE TRAIL!
  • There are four water stations throughout the course, some you will pass more than once. Plus water at the start/finish
  • Medical services are available at the race start/finish, and bikers with two-way radios will be monitoring the racecourse. Police will be assisting with traffic at the entrance to the park where the Half Marathon enters Hillsmere subdivision.
  • Bib colors are different for each race – Yellow for Half Marathon and Blue for 5K. Be sure your bibs are visible as course volunteers will be looking for bib colors to direct runners where the Half Marathon and 5K courses diverge. There are also places where trail chalk markings will be in yellow for Half Marathon and blue for 5K.
  • At the finish, there will be a lane for Half Marathon and one for 5K. Be sure to go to your correct lanes.
  • There will be mile/kilometer markers for both races throughout the courses.

Course Guidance for Half Marathon Runners

  • The Half Marathon course begins with one complete circuit of the entire Quiet Waters paved trail. After completing the circuit, runners will begin a second circuit and continue on the trail to the entrance to the park where they will exit into Hillsmere subdivision. After returning to the park from Hillsmere, runners will complete the second circuit of Quiet Waters Park and return to the start/finish. Directional signs and volunteers are placed throughout the course to assist with directions and course turns.

Course Guidance for 5K Runners

  • The 5K course consists of one shortened circuit of Quiet Waters Park on the paved trail, with no exit out of the park. Around the 4k mark, there will be a right-hand turn where the 5K runners turn right and the Half Marathon runners will continue straight. There are directional signs and volunteers at that turn to assist.
  • A second deviation toward the end of the 5K run is very close to the start/finish area, where 5K runners will be directed to the left down the “Compost Trail” where they will run until the sign marking a U-Turn is located. At that point, they will return to the finish line. This short “out and back” is necessary to ensure a full 5 kilometers in the run. Please stay to the left when running down and back on the compost trail to avoid collisions with other 5k runners. Again, signs and volunteers will assist at each location.

Other Important Safety Announcements!

  • All participants in the Half Marathon must be at least 12 years old
  • All participants in the 5K must be at least 6 years old
  • No headphones
  • Runners only, no wheel, no strollers
  • No pets
  • Stay to the right unless passing
  • Be aware of your surroundings
     

SOLD OUT!!!! The annual Annapolis Run for The Light House provides scenic half-marathon and 5K routes along the trails of Quiet Waters Park and through the beautiful Chesapeake Bay-front community of Hillsmere Shores. This race event is unlike any other in the greater Annapolis area!

All proceeds from the Run for The Light House will benefit The Light House in Annapolis, a well-known public charity working to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty. The race is organized by the Friends of The Light House, Inc., also a public charity, and timing and race management are provided by T3 Race Management.

The Light House has consistently served 40% more individuals and families since the Covid-19 crisis began.  

Location 

Blue Heron Pavilion in Quiet Waters Park - 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403

Dates

In-Person - Sunday, September 18, 2022

Virtual - Saturday, September 10 - 18, 2022

Race Starts

8:00am Half Marathon - 11:00am (must finish in 3 hours)

8:45am 5K

9:00am 1.25 mile Walk

All Half Marathon participants should be at the starting line no later than 7:45am and 5K by 8:30am.  All participants must finish by 11:00am.

Registration and Race Entry Fee Information

Half Marathon

Thru July 31, 2022 - $90.00            

From August 1 - August 31, 2022 - $100.00

From September 1st to Race Day - $110.00

5K

Thru July 31, 2022 - $40.00            

From August 1 - August 31, 2022 - $50.00

From September 1st to Race Day - $60.00

1.25 Mile Walk - $25.00

Virtual Half Marathon - $30.00 (extra fee for shirt)

Virtual 5K - $30.00 (extra fee for shirt)

Rules

All participants in the Half Marathon must be at least 12 years old to register, and all participants in the 5K must be at least 6 years old to register.  Participants in the Half Marathon must be able to complete the course in 3 hours.  No headphones.  Runners only, no wheels and no strollers. No pets.  Timing bib must be worn as directed to be officially scored.

Please note that registrations are limited. Register early to reserve your space today! Registration is available online through September 16, 2022, or until we SELL OUT!  If the race is not filled by this date, late registration may be available at packet pick-up and race day until it is sold out. 

In-Person Race Fee Includes   

Commemorative race running shirt  
       5k - Technical Short Sleeve
       Half Marathon - Technical Long Sleeve
Finisher Medal In-person Half Marathon Only / No medals for virtual or 5K
Race support and beverage stations  - Post Race Food
Timing bib (5k and Half Only)  

Virtual Option

We are excited to offer a Virtual option for the Half Marathon and 5K.  Virtual races are fun and convenient!  Run anytime and anywhere - solo or with your team between Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 18th.

     Here's how the virtual race works:

1. Register for the virtual event.

2. Commemorative T-shirts are available for an additional fee and will be available for pickup at our Saturday, September 17th packet pickup. You may also choose to have your t-shirt mailed to you for a nominal fee. Race swag bags are not available to be shipped.

3. Run your race and submit your results by heading to the Runsignup Results Page by Sunday, September 18th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Click Here

4. Post your photos directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to events@friendslhs.org with your permission to post and we will share them for you on the website and social media.

Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards.

Packet PickUp - (Half Marathoners and 5K runners Only!) (Walkers: There is NO packet pick-up for you)we look forward to seeing you on race day!

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - packet pick-up

8:00am - noon

The Light House, 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Note: this is a different location than the race)

DRIVE THRU Pick-Up

  • Turn on to Hudson Street
    Turn Left into The Light House parking lot 
    Pull up to Tent, please stay in your car and someone will bring your Packet to you
    Please pull straight ahead; take a left to exit out of the parking lot onto Willow St.

There is no mailed race packet option. For in-person participants, packets include BIB and safety pins, a race shirt, and a swag bag.  Limited last-minute registration may also be available at 7:00 am on race day.  T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for pick-up on race morning. 

Awards

●      There will be finisher medals for the Half Marathoners only
●      Super cool Awards will be for the top 3 finishers in various age categories

Parking

Parking can be found throughout Quiet Waters Park.  There will be signs and volunteers directing you to parking options on Race Day. No parking is allowed on the grass or anywhere that is not a designated parking spot.

Volunteers

Volunteering at the RUN is super fun and a great way to help The Light House! Students can receive service hours for volunteering! (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) You will be contacted closer to the race with your assignment and instructions.

Please click the link and fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.  CLICK HERE

Send Us Your Photos!

We love seeing your pre and post-race pictures! You can post them directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to events@friendslhs.org with your permission to post and we will share them for you on social media. Feel free to share your pictures by tagging @FriendsOfTheLightHouse 

Race Results

In-person race results will be monitored by T3 Race Management and posted to RunSignUp.com.  

Virtual race participants will submit results by heading to the RunSignUp.com Results Page by Sunday, September 19th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. 

BREAKFAST Donation Drive 

Help fill our Light House Food Pantry: Boxed cold cereal - Smaller boxes are best, Instant oatmeal (packets or microwave cups), Cereal/breakfast bars - Nutrigrain, BeiVita, etc., Canned Fruits/Fruit Cups. Preferably ( pop tops), Shelf-stable milk (32oz box most needed size), Shelf stable fruit juice (100% juice) -32oz bottles or smaller.
Donations can be dropped off at Packet Pick-Up or on Race Day.

Weather

Since when has a little rain stopped a group of dedicated runners?  The Run for The Light House will be run rain or shine.  Unfortunately, no reschedule date is available if cancellation occurs due to extreme weather conditions or other force majeure.

Covid Precautions

The safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors, and staff is of utmost importance to the Annapolis Run for The Light House Committee. We will be following local and state guidelines as they relate to COVID-19.  Participants will be informed of any changes to the race as soon as we become aware of such changes.  In the event, we are forced to cancel the in-person race due to COVID-19 restrictions all registrants will be automatically switched over to the virtual race option. 

Refunds & Transfers

No refunds or transfers.

SPONSORSHIPS

For information on Sponsorships please visit - https://friendslhs.ejoinme.org/RUN2022

 

For more information on Friends of The Light House please visit https://friendslhs.org
Thank you for your support of this event!
Race Contact Info

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Race Bib Sponsor
Prize Sponsor
Start Finish Line TOP OF BANNER Sponsor
Water Station Level
Run Events Sponsor
Start/Finish Line Banner Sponsor
Friend of The Light House
In-Kind
Circle of Friends - Signature Level - YEARLY CONTRIBUTION
Media Sponsor
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