The | Event

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now celebrating our 6th year, is one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic. Based in one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to gorgeous water view and a rockin' after-party in downtown St. Michaels

Half | Marathon

This race is one of only two Maryland events recognized in the TOP 100 HALF MARATHONS IN THE USA! Our new course is beautiful and built to help you PR. The first mile takes you past downtown St. Michaels – one of the most picturesque waterfront towns in the region. Once you pass main street, you will be treated to expansive views as you wind your way back towards the downtown area for the finish line celebration.
In addition to offering the flattest, fastest USATF half marathon in the region, runners get a generous package including technical race shirt, energy gels and Gatorade along the course, finisher medal, complimentary refreshment, handmade finish line treats, live music and so much more.

5k | Run or Walk

This year’s course is brand new and includes a newly designed route that will take you down gorgeous country lanes and our breathtaking rails to trails runners path with water views before finishing right in downtown St. Michaels at the runner's after party.
All 5k participants get a generous package including cotton race shirt (tech upgrade available), finisher pin, complimentary refreshment, handmade finish line treats and live music.

1k | Kids Fun Run

This year also includes a 1k Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. All children will receive a collectible race shirt, race bib and finish line food/drink! Registration fees are $25 and all proceeds benefit the St. Michaels Community Center and SMYLE (St. Michaels Youth and Law Enforcement - promoting unity in our community).

This is a great way for kids to be a part of the event and start learning about their own physical fitness. If your child would like to participate but cannot afford the entry fee, financial assistance is available through the St. Michaels Community Center.

Please contact if you need financial assistance. Otherwise, click here to get your kids running!

Kids fun run registration will be available at the pre-race expo on May 19th at the St. Michaels High School. Race day registration will be located at the official race store, located at the after party on Fremont St until 11:00 am.

Please note that the event does not provide any supervision or oversight for minors at the event. All minors participating in the event must be supervised by an adult 18 years or over.

Registration Fees | and Price Increases

Age Range

Now - Nov 7

Nov 8 - Jan 2

Jan 3 - Feb 6

Feb 7 - March 6

March 7 - May 15

Half Marathon

12 and up







All Ages






Kids Fun Run

12 and under






Online | Registration

You can register online for the St. Michaels Running Festival half marathon, 5K and 1K Kid’s Fun Run by clicking below. The half marathon and 5K start at the St. Michaels School Campus and all participants should arrive at the school campus before 6:30am on Saturday, May 20th. The 1K Kid’s Fun Run starts at the finish area on Fremont Street at 11:30am.

Please note that online registration ends at 11:59pm on May 14. Race registration will be available at the expo on May 19th. Race day registration for the kids run ONLY will be located at the official race store at the after party on Fremont Street from 8am-11am.

Onsite transfers will be available on May 19th ONLY at the pre-race expo. The onsite transfer fees will be:

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO race day transfers of any kind

Mail-In | Registration

The St. Michaels Running Festival offers mail in registration for participants. Please print the below form, fill out all information including email, sign and date the form, and, mail it to:

St. Michaels Running Festival
P.O. Box 1138
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Any forms received that are not filled out complete with all requested information will be returned to the registrant for completion. Please make all check payable to St. Michaels Running festival.

CLICK HERE to download the mail in registration form.

Bib | Mailing Option


If there is any chance that you will not be able to make it to the race expo or if you simply prefer having the convenience, you may choose to have your race bib mailed to you. If you elect to have your bib mailed to you, your race shirt will be included as well. The fee for the bib mailing service is $15 per person.

The bib mailing option will close on April 2nd at 11:59 pm.

If you are already registered, CLICK HERE to add a bib mailing option to your registration. Please log into your Active account, select the event SMRF 2017 and click additional purchases.

If you have purchased a bib mailing option prior to April 2nd, you will need to login to your registration and confirm your address by April 9th 11:59 pm. If your address is correct, you do not need to do anything.

To confirm your mailing address, CLICK HERE. Option not available until 4/3/17.

PLEASE NOTE: Your race bib and/or shirt will NOT be mailed to you after the race. Race bibs and shirts MUST either be picked up at the race expo on Friday May 19th or on race morning Saturday May 20th, or, mailed to the address of your choice by purchasing a bib mailing option. There are no exceptions to this policy.


There is an expedited bib mailing option available for purchase on for $30. The expedited bib mailing option opens on April 3rd and will close on May 7th at 11:59 pm.

To purchase an expedited bib mailing, CLICK HERE. Please log into your Active account, select the event SMRF 2017 and click additional purchases. PLEASE NOTE the expedited bib mailing option will not be available until Monday, April 3, 2017.

We want to make sure that you have a great race experience – from the time you sign up until you are kicking back in your recliner, browsing through the great shots of you along the course after the race is over.

Editing | My Registration Information

Whether you want to confirm, manage or update your registration; all of these things can be done by logging into your Active registration account. CLICK HERE to access your Active registration. Once you've logged into your account, select my events and then St. Michaels Running Festival.

Registration will open in September 2016. Once in your St. Michaels Running Festival registration, you can access the following functions:

CHECK MY STATUS: If you think you’ve signed up but you just can’t find that confirmation email, you’ll definitely want to check. If you don’t find anything in the system, it means you aren’t signed up yet!

DEFERRALS: Please note the deferral option ends when online registration closes at 11:59pm on May 14, 2017. No deferrals will be accepted after May 14, 2017 and there are no exceptions to this policy.

MANAGE MY REGISTRATION: You can confirm or edit your personal information by accessing your registration profile.

TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION: You can transfer your registration to another participant for a fee of $10. The $10 fee is paid by the TRANSFEROR.
The first step is to find an individual that wants to accept the transfer of your registration. Once you’ve got the person lined up, you’ll need to: login to your Active account to complete the transfer

DEFERRALS: We’re happy to announce that we now have an official deferment option available! No need to worry if your plans change or you can’t make it to the race - you can now defer your registration event. Please note: You may only defer your registration to the following year’s event – 2018 in this case. There is a $25 cost associated with deferring your registration.

Team | Registrations

If you’re a charity organization, company, team, school or a bunch of friends who want to run together you can take advantage of group pricing discounts. St. Michaels Running Festival offers discount group pricing for any teams of 5 or more runners.

Team registrations are sold in groups of 5 and discounted $10 off the prevailing half marathon price, and $5 off the prevailing 5K price. If you want to register as a team, simply follow these steps:

1. CLICK HERE and head over to our registration page

2. Once on the registration page, select either the half marathon or 5K “Team of Five (Create a Team)” option

3. Register yourself (the Team Captain), name your team and chose a unique code your team-mates will use when registering.

4. At check out, pay the discounted price for your team.

5. Then invite members to join your team! Be sure to send them your team’s unique code so they can register on your team at no cost.

6. To have your teammates register, they will CLICK HERE and choose “Team of Five (Join and Existing Team)” option for the correct distance you've chosen for your team.

If you have any questions, please email us at