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Saturday, May 18, 2024 7:10 AM Saint Michaels, MD 21663 US Directions
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Half Marathon

05/18 7:10AM EDT
Open to ages 13 - 99.

10K Run

05/18 7:20AM EDT

5K Run/Walk

05/18 7:25AM EDT

Virtual Half Marathon

Open to ages 13 - 99.


St. Michaels High School
200 Seymour Avenue
Saint Michaels, MD US 21663



The St. Michaels Running Festival presented by Brooks 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!





Half Marathon (NOW SOLD OUT):

$75: 5/24/23 - 7/31/23
$90: 8/1/23 - 10/31/23 
$100: 11/1/23 - 12/31/23
$110 1/1/24 - 2/29/24
$120: 3/1/24 - 4/30/24
$130: 5/1/24 through Race Day (or until race sells out)

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


$45: 5/24/23 - 7/31/23 
$50: 8/1/23 - 10/31/23 
$55: 11/1/23 - 12/31/23
$60 1/1/24 - 2/29/24
$65: 3/1/24 - 4/30/24
$70: 5/1/24 through Race Day (or until race sells out)

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

$35: 5/24/23 - 7/31/23
$40: 8/1/23 - 10/31/23
$45: 11/1/23 - 12/31/23
$50 1/1/24 - 2/29/24
$55: 3/1/24 - 4/30/24
$60: 5/1/24 through Race Day (or until race sells out)

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 presented by Brooks.
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.



The St. Michaels Running Festival presented by Brooks 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:

  • Exclusive access to indoor restrooms at the start
  • Special shaded VIP area at the post-race party at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Exclusive access to the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Private post-race restrooms
  • VIP food and beverage selection with additional post-race meal options
  • Complimentary beer bracelet
  • Priority bag check before and after the race
  • Special gift from Brooks Running & Charm City Run 


The SMRF VIP Experience is $75 per person and is limited to 75 spots. Entry to the half marathon, 10K, or 5K races 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!

If you are already registered and you would like to upgrade to the "SMRF VIP EXPERIENCE," follow the directions below:

  • Head to your RunSignup profile page.
  • Find the "St. Michaels Running Festival" under your list of Upcoming Events and click "Manage Registration" from the menu to the right.
  • Click on "ADD-ONS" from the top menu.
  • Select "Yes" under SMRF VIP EXPERIENCE.
  • Scroll down and click "Continue".
  • Complete the checkout process and you're all set!



Tuesday, May 14 from 3PM-6PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
87 Forest Plaza
Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, May 15
 from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, May 16 from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, 1st Floor
Timonium, MD 21093

Friday, May 17 from 4PM-8PM
St. Michaels High School
200 Seymour Avenue
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Saturday, May 18 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.



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 28th 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 28th.

For more information on Bib Mailing option click here.


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 $20 when purchased online or at any packet-pickup, or $25 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.


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


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

  • Top three overall male, female and non-binary finishers (based on gun time)
  • Top male and female masters finishers (based on gun time)
  • Top three male and female finishers 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.



We are excited to announce that we have partnered with a local hotel for a discounted group rate :

Holiday Inn Express Easton
8561 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Booking Link for the Holiday Inn Express Easton

Group Code is 'STM' or you can mention St. Michaels Running Festival while booking over the phone.



Race Day is Saturday, May 18, 2024. Please CLICK HERE to view road closure information.



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



Please CLICK HERE for "starting wave" information.


To view results from prior to 2021 click here.

To view 2021 through 2023 results, click on "RESULTS" tab at top of page.




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

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 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 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:


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.

2023 Participant Photos - Click Here
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 presented by Brooks. 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!


St. Michaels Running Festival presented by Brooks: A Charm City Run Signature Event

The St. Michaels Running Festival presented by Brooks is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a race management and production company located in the Baltimore region with races throughout the state of Maryland. Charm City Run Events is committed to providing a unique and supportive race environment to participants of all faces and paces. 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, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region! For more information, please click here.

With eight store locations around Maryland, 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


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 Frederick | Gaithersburg | Rehoboth Beach | Timonium 

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Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the St. Michaels Running Festival presented by Brooks.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To


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