Saturday, May 20, 2023 7:10 AM Saint Michaels, MD 21663 US Directions
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FLATTEST, FASTEST 13.1 IN THE MID-ATLANTIC!
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Events
In-Person

Half Marathon

$125 $95 05/20 7:10AM EDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 13 - 99.
In-Person

10K Run

$70 $55 05/20 7:20AM EDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
In-Person

5K Run/Walk

$60 $45 05/20 7:25AM EDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
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Virtual Half Marathon

$115 $85 Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 13 - 99.
Run Anywhere

Virtual 10K Run

$65 $50 Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Run Anywhere

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

$55 $40 Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Place
St. Michaels High School
200 Seymour Avenue
Saint Michaels, MD US 21663
Description


FLATTEST, FASTEST 13.1 IN THE MID-ATLANTIC!


The St. Michaels Running Festival has been one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic since the inaugural event in 2012. Based in one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to small-town hospitality, great SWAG, and a rockin' after-party right on the water!

COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE RACE CAN BE FOUND ON THE OFFICIAL RACE WEBSITE.

2021 RACE VIDEO
RACE INFORMATION


ENTRY FEES


Half Marathon:

$70: 7/22/22 - 7/31/22 (Special Early Pricing!)
$85: 8/1/22 - 10/31/22 
$95: 11/1/22 - 12/31/22
$105 1/1/23 - 2/28/23
$115: 3/1/23 - 4/30/23
$125: 5/1/23 - Race Day

Virtual Half Marathon entries are available for $10 off of the prevailing rate.

10K:

$40: 7/22/22 - 7/31/22 (Special Early Pricing!)
$50: 8/1/22 - 10/31/22 
$55: 11/1/22 - 12/31/22
$60 1/1/23 - 2/28/23
$65: 3/1/23 - 4/30/23
$70: 5/1/23 - Race Day

Virtual 10K entries are available for $5 off of the prevailing rate.

5K:
$35: 7/22/22 - 7/31/22 (Special Early Pricing!)
$40: 8/1/22 - 10/31/22 
$45: 11/1/22 - 12/31/22
$50 1/1/23 - 2/28/23
$55: 3/1/23 - 4/30/23
$60: 5/1/23 - Race Day

Virtual 5K entries are available for $5 off of the prevailing rate

Information on our refund, deferral, transfer and cancellation policies can be found here.


Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the St. Michaels Running Festival.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.

 

SMRF VIP EXPERIENCE

The St. Michaels Running Festival offers one of the most scenic post-race parties in the country, and for those looking for a special experience we have created a package that allows you to enjoy some amazing perks after the race. The VIP Experience includes:

  • Special shaded VIP area at the post-race party at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Private post-race restrooms
  • VIP food and beverage selection with additional meal options
  • Complimentary beer bracelet
  • Priority bag check before and after the race

The SMRF VIP Experience is $100 per person and is limited to 75 spots. All VIP tickets require entry to the half marathon, 10K, or 5K races, which is not included in the cost of the SMRF VIP Experience. Don’t miss your chance to cap off your race with this unique St. Michaels experience!

 

PACKET PICKUP

Wednesday, May 17 from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, May 18 from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, 1st Floor
Timonium, MD 21093

Friday, May 19 from 4PM-8PM
St. Michaels High School
200 Seymour Avenue
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Saturday, May 20 from 5:30 AM-6:45 AM
St. Michaels High School
200 Seymour Avenue
St. Michaels, MD 21663

If you wish to pick up someone else's packet you must present their pre-race email that contains their QR code. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

 

BIB MAILING OPTION

If you are participating in the in-person race and can not make it to the race expo, or if you simply prefer having the convenience, you may choose to have your race bib and shirt mailed to you. The bib mailing option will close on April 30th at 11:59 pm. Virtual participants will have their race packet mailed to them automatically at no additional charge.

Please note: If you select the bib mailing option you cannot defer your entry to the following year after the bib mailing cutoff date of April 30th.

For more information on Bib Mailing option click here.



BEER BRACELET

Each registrant in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K who is 21+ receives one complimentary beer at the post-race party. We also offer a beer bracelet as an add-on during registration which entitles the wearer to “unlimited” alcoholic drinks at the post-race party. The bracelet costs $15 when purchased online or at any packet-pickup, or $20 on race day. Bracelets are non-transferable, and SMRF reserves the right to deny service to anyone who appears intoxicated or cannot produce photo ID when requested.


POST-RACE PARTY

When the race is over, the party begins! The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, with beautiful waterfront views, is the host for our post-race party. Just a short walk from the finish line, participants can relax in a tented greenspace with:

  • One complimentary beer for runners 21+
  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Fun photo ops and official race shop from Brooks

NOVACARE REHABILITATION RECOVERY AREA

Join NovaCare Rehabilitation for a recovery session after you finish your run  Whether you set out to reach a new PR or enjoyed the picturesque views during the race, everyone could use some dedicated recovery time afterwards.

A team of physical therapists from NovaCare Rehabilitation will be demonstrating foam rolling techniques, offering taping to offload painful muscles, and trigger point work to get you feeling great again! Also be sure to check out the NormaTec Recovery Boots to improve circulation and decrease muscle soreness. Therapists will also provide on site complimentary injury screening to help you stay healthy and active.

 

AWARDS

Awards will be given for the in-person Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k as follows:

  • Top three overall males and females (based on gun time)
  • Top male and female masters (based on gun time)
  • Top three nonbinary finishers (based on gun time)
  • Top three males and females in the following age groups (based on chip time): 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over.

There is NO double dipping! Awards will be presented at the post-race party, so be sure to check your results on RunSignup and stick around if you’ve earned an award! There are no awards given for the virtual races.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

Race Day is Saturday, May 20, 2023. Please CLICK HERE to view road closure information.

 

RACE PARKING

Please CLICK HERE for more information about getting to the race and parking.

 

STARTING WAVES

Please CLICK HERE for "starting wave" information.


PAST RESULTS (2020 AND EARLIER)

To view results from prior to 2021 click here.

To view 2021 and 2022 results click on "RESULTS" tab at top of page.

 

TRAINING

 

Are you ready to race a 5K, 10K or 1/2 Marathon  in St. Michaels? 

SPECIAL PRICING THROUGH 7/31/22 AVAILABLE DURING REGISTRATION!

Join our newest 5K, 10K or half marathon training program and we will get you ready for this May race in St. Michaels, Maryland. No matter your pace or experience level, if your next goal is to race a half marathon or to hold yourself accountable to a distance running routine this fall, there is a place in our half marathon groups for you! Our programs are open to everyone from the runner attempting their first endurance event to the repeat competitive runner. Training can be individualized to your experience and goals. The program will prepare to race your best - whether you're new to long distance running or a seasoned half marathoner. Please note that you don’t have to run a race to join this training group.

Our half marathon groups meet twice a week - once a week for speed workouts and once a week for long runs. Your expert coach will also provide you with a weekly training plan that will guide your preparation for your target half marathon. Along the way you'll learn about about increasing your mileage, tempo runs, track workouts, hill workouts, recovery runs, nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, and much more.

You can sign up for a St. Michaels Festival Training Program during online registration. For more information email: kellym@charmcityrun.com



PHOTOGRAPHY


SMRF is happy to offer free race photography to capture your awesome running photos at the start, on the course and at the finish. When you see a photographer on the course, don’t forget to put on a big smile, break out your best (or goofiest) pose or simply give a big cheer. We want to make sure we catch a great moment of your SMRF experience.

2022 Participant Photos - Click Here
2021 Participant Photos - Click Here
2019 Participant Photos - Click Here
2018 Participant Photos - Click Here
2017 Participant Photos - Click Here 
2016 Participant Photos - Click Here

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help out? We couldn't do it without our many volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at the St. Michaels Running Festival. Click here to learn more and sign up. Don't forget - volunteers are eligible for our Volunteer Incentive Program where you can earn free entries to your favorite Charm City Run races!

Sponsors
St. Michaels Running Festival: A Charm City Run Event


The St. Michaels Running Festival is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a diversified event management and race timing company that manages over 125 events annually. Like most runners, we live for the spirit of race day. We love watching friends cross their first finish line together and competitive runners hitting that PR. We also love the celebration afterwards (especially if there's a free beer at the finish!). From 5Ks to Half Marathons to Triathlons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region!

With 8 retail store locations around Maryland and Delaware, Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company that is committed to fitting every customer in the "right" shoe.  If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day stop in and check us out! Learn more at charmcityrun.com.

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