Race Day | Schedule

Friday – May 18th - St. Michaels High School

3:30pm OPEN – Expo, Bib/Shirt Pick-Up and Registration
8:30pm CLOSE - Expo, Bib/Shirt Pick-Up and Registration

Saturday – May 19th The Following Activities Are Located at the START - St. Michaels High School

5:30am On-Site Registration and Bib/Shirt Pick-Up
7:00am All runners must be in the staging area
7:05am Opening Ceremonies and National Anthem
7:10am Wave 1 - Half Marathon
7:17am Wave 2 – Half Marathon
7:24am Wave 3 – Half Marathon
7:31am Wave 4 – Half Marathon
7:35am 5K Starts

The Following Activities Are Located at the FINISH - Fremont Street

8:30am Post-Race Party – Awards, Music and Beer
9:30am Overall Winners Posted – 5K and Half Marathon
9:30am Overall Winners Awards Ceremony
11:15am 1k Kids Fun Run at the Finish Line Fremont Street
12:00pm Runner Village and Beer Garden Closes

Expo | Information

The St. Michaels Running Festival includes a pre-race expo on Friday, May 18th from 3:30pm until 8:30pm. The expo is located directly in front of the St. Michaels high School facility on the large field. The expo is visible from Seymour Avenue and sufficient parking is provided in the lots on either side of the school complex.

CLICK HERE for an area map showing the location of the expo.

Stop by the expo to pick up your race bib and shirt as well as visit the race store. There will be sponsors and vendors present with all kinds of cool stuff and great offers.

Race Day Bib and Shirt Pick-Up hours are:

5:30am – 6:45am Saturday, May 19th at St. Michaels High School

Friends, Family and Spectators

There are a few choice locations for viewing the race. If you’re a start line fan that wants to cheer you family and friends on as the head out then please join us right there where the action begins. Another quaint and charming viewpoint is right in the center of town where you can catch runners as they traverse their way out onto the course. No matter where you choose to start the race, you’ll eventually want to make your way down to the finish line. The finish line is located in town and directly next to the SMRF rockin' after party.


Post Race | Party

Following the races, there will be a beer garden, live music, awards and much more at the Runners Village in St. Michaels. The Runners Village is located right by the finish line at the town parking lot on Fremont St. Every half marathon runner over 21 years of age is entitled to a complimentary beer following the race.

The Runners Village will be open from 8am-Noon on Saturday, May 19th.


CLICK HERE for a location map of the Runner Village.


Awards Ceremony Information – Located at the Runner Village in Town

Each race will award trophies to the overall winners as well and age group winners in both men's and women's categories. The top 3 male and female finishers of both the half marathon and the 5K will be given awards at the Runner Village at 9:30am.


Official | Race Hotels

Nestled in a scenic village near the Chesapeake Bay, Five Gables Inn & Spa consists of three charming 19th century homes that capture the essence of a luxurious and comfortable getaway for discerning travelers. Five Gables Inn and Spa is a haven for relaxation, featuring 20 well-appointed rooms, an Aveda Concept Spa, an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Five Gables Inn also features four pet friendly rooms and 1 pet friendly suite.


Five Gables Inn & Spa
209 North Talbot St.
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Accommodations There are many charming inns and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels. For a complete list of accommodations in St. Michaels click here.


Getting to | Saint Michaels

Driving Directions

If coming from Baltimore, Annapolis, or Washington D.C.:

• Take 50/301 across Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

• Bear right at the 50/301 split. • Follow Route 50 East.

• Upon approaching Easton bear right onto the Easton Bypass (Route 322).

• Follow Route 322 through three traffic lights.

• At the fourth light bear right onto Route 33 (St. Michaels Road).

• Follow that road for nine miles to the town of St. Michaels.

If coming from Philadelphia PA or Wilmington DE:

• Take 95 South to 896 towards Middletown (last exit in Delaware).

• Follow 896 to Route 301 South to Route 213 South.

• Follow 213 to Route 50, turn left onto 50 East.

• Upon approaching Easton bear right onto the Easton Bypass (Route 322).

• Follow Route 322 through three traffic lights.

• At the fourth light bear right onto Route 33 (St. Michaels Road).

• Follow that road for nine miles to the town of St. Michaels.

If coming from Virginia Beach or Norfolk VA:

• Take Route 13 North across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to Salisbury, Maryland.

• In Salisbury take Route 50 West to (Route 322) Easton Bypass (Exit is from the left hand lane).

• follow 322 to Route 33 (St. Michaels Road) Follow that road for nine miles to the town of St. Michaels.

If coming from Cape May NJ or The Lewes Ferry:

• Take Route 9 West to Route 18 through Federalsburg to Preston.

• At Preston take Route 331 towards Easton.

• Cross over Route 50 and continue on 331 (Dover Road) into downtown Easton.

• Turn right onto Washington Street and follow to second light.

• Turn left onto Bay Street.

• Cross over Route 322 where Bay Street becomes Route 33 (St. Michaels Road).

• Continue on 33 for nine miles to the town of St. Michaels.

St. Michaels | In Video

Please take a look at a few videos highlighting the beauty and elegance of our charming waterfront community.

Splendor at the shore:


Welcome to Talbot County:


Other St. Michaels Videos:


St. Michaels | History

Taken from St. Michaels Business Association’s web site: Link

The historic town of St Michaels dates back to the mid-1600s when it served as a trading post for area tobacco farmers and trappers. In 1677 the Christ Episcopal Church of St Michael Archangel parish was founded in present day St. Michaels. In 1778 a British land agent, James Braddock, purchased 20 acres and deeded 58 lots. This created St. Mary's Square, the historic center of St. Michaels. To this day, this charming seaside resort town reflects its colonial past, as many of the area's homes date from the late 1700s to the late 1800s.

St. Michaels is the center of a unique and magical waterworld on Maryland's fabled Eastern Shore, about halfway between the Susquehanna source and the Atlantic mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. This diminutive well-preserved vintage port, whose origins date from the birth of the colonies, is nestled between the loping Miles River on the north and the vast vistas of Michener's Broad Creek to the south. Its influence radiates beyond Tilghman Island, Easton and Oxford to Washington, Baltimore, Wilmington and other points on the compass where our seafood trucks deliver the Chesapeake's bounty on a daily basis and the word spreads about this magnificent region.

The town is a collage of handsome churches, manicured colonial, federal and Victorian homes, historic heritage, diverse artistic talents and pleasant southern culture. It is also the proud cradle and repository of the Chesapeake's maritime history.

It is a peaceful place which wakes each morning to glorious views and closes each night in candlelit elegance. It's a town in constant contrast, from horse-and-buggy, steamboats, watermen's deadrises, century-old log canoes and ancient bugeyes to ATM's, the Internet, luxury Town Cars and fancy cabin cruisers (but there isn't any neon!).

During the War of 1812, St. Michaels gained its name as "the town that fooled the British". The residents of St. Michaels, having been forewarned that British barges were positioned on the waters to attack with cannon fire, hoisted lanterns into the trees above the city. This first successful "blackout" fooled the British into overshooting the town's houses and shipyards. Only one house, forever since known as Cannonball House, was struck.

Throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, St. Michaels was a Chesapeake Bay economy focused primarily around the shipbuilding and seafood processing and packing industries. Only in the last 30 years has the economy of St. Michaels shifted to a tourism concentration.

Visiting | St. Michaels

There are many unique shops, charming inns, historic side streets and world class waterfront dining available for you here in St. Michaels. We encourage all of our visitors to wander through our town and discover why so many people visit St. Michaels year after year.

Map of St. Michaels
St. Michaels Business Association Web Site