Runner | Checklist

Live Updates from the Course - coming in 2017!

2017 Virtual Goody Bag - coming in 2017!

Register For The 2017 Event - CLICK HERE

2017 Kids Run Registration - CLICK HERE

Wave Info | Start Times

The St. Michaels Running Festival start gun will go off promptly at 7:10 a.m. This year, the half marathon will go off in 4 waves spaced 7 minutes apart. We’re structuring the start this way in order to create smaller groups of runners, less congestion and a smoother ride for you all along the course. The 5K will start at 7:35 a.m. and be released in 1 wave.

WHERE DO I GO ONCE I ARRIVE AT THE START?

  1. Look for your start wave when you arrive at the start. There will be start line race team members holding large signs with start wave numbers and bib ranges.
  2. Once you’ve identified your wave, please head over to the team member and join the group. Your group will queue behind the race team member on the opposite side from the start line.
  3. Move towards the start, once the waves in front of you have left. Please follow your team member (and the large wave sign they're holding) forward until instructed to load into the starting chute.
  4. Once the horn blows… RUN!

A FEW ITEM TO NOTE:

Race Wave Bib Range Start Time
Half Marathon Wave 1 1000 to 1999 7:10 a.m.
Half Marathon Wave 2 2000 to 2999 7:17 a.m.
Half Marathon Wave 3 3000 to 3999 7:24 a.m.
Half Marathon Wave 4 4000 to 4999 7:31 a.m.
5K Wave 5 5000 to 5999 7:35 a.m.

Race | Maps

13.1

Get ready for beautiful water views, breathtaking communities and tranquil runs down country lanes! All this and more when you run the 2016 St. Michaels Running Festival half marathon.

CLICK HERE for the map of the half marathon

5K

This year includes a newly designed 5K that heads down gorgeous country lanes, traverses our breathtaking rails to trails runners path with water views and finishes right in downtown St. Michaels at the runner's after party.

CLICK HERE for the map of the 5K

The | Event

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its 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 views, a quick mile past charming main street shops for the half marathon and a rockin' after-party in downtown St. Michaels. In addition to offering the flattest, fastest USATF half marathon in the region, runners get a generous package including race shirt, finisher medal or pin, complimentary refreshment, handmade finish line treats and so much more.

This year includes a newly designed 5K that heads down gorgeous country lanes, traverses our breathtaking rails to trails runners path with water views and finishes right in downtown St. Michaels at the runner's after party.

This year also includes a 1k Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. All children will receive a race bib and finish line food/drink! Registration fees are $25. This is a great way for kids to be a part of the event and start learning about their own physical fitness. The run benefits the St. Michaels Community Center and SMYLE.

Live Updates From The Course

Would you like your friends and family to follow you on race day? Want to let them know when you cross the start line and what your time was at the finish line? Sign up for instant updates will be available closer to race day 2017 – so please check back spring 2017. Participants also will be able to look up bib numbers on May 17th.

Gun Time and Chip Time Rankings

SMRF uses both gun time and chip time for scoring. Gun time will be used to determine overall winners – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall will be based on gun time. Age group winners will be determined using chip time. So no matter where you line up at the start of the race, your chip time will determine where you place in your age group.

Photography

Each runner will be captured on the course on race day. We try to make sure that each person has several different photographs but individual results vary. Make sure you check your digital race packets on race week for more details.

2016 Participation Photos - CLICK HERE

Water Stations

There will be an abundance of water stations available on race day. There will be a minimum of 6 stations on the half marathon and 1 on the 5K. The water stations will have both water and a sports drink. The water will be available at the first table as you approach and the sports drink will be available at the second table. The volunteers will also remind you of the water and sports drink locations as you approach.

First Aid and Medical Stations

The Talbot County EMS and medical services will be stationed at the start, finish, and various locations on the 5K and half marathon. First aid stations will be located at the start and finish. If you feel like you are having a medical problem which requires assistance, please head to the one of the first aid stations for assistance.

If you are on the race course and experience a problem and cannot finish the race, please head to the nearest water station. Let the station captain know you cannot complete the race and they will contact 911 and request immediate help. EMS, medical personnel and local authorities can withdraw any participant who they feel is at risk of personal health hazard or safety.

Weather Policy

The St. Michaels Running Festival will take place rain or shine. In the event an extreme weather emergency is declared by the state or local authorities, the event may be canceled. If the event is canceled, the event has no obligation to refund entry fees.

Course Management and Safety

We want to start by sending out a huge amount of appreciation for our local authorities, EMS personnel, volunteer fire departments, volunteers and administrators who make this race possible. To name a few of the organizations and people that run “the marathon” before the race:

The race organizers along with all of the above mention individuals and organizations work incredibly hard in order to make SMRF a fun, worry free and safe race. We received so many compliments about our 2012 inaugural event and subsequent 2013 and 2014 and 2015 events highlighting how safe runners felt along our courses and what an enjoyable experience it was. This was due to the heavy EMS and police presence, over 1000 traffic cones and other traffic control equipment, volunteers who were excited, friendly and enthusiastic, and, several communities cooperating patiently to welcome over 2500 runners to our community every year.

If you have a moment while you’re in town this year, please let the volunteers, EMS personnel and authorities what a wonderful job they’re doing and how much their efforts are recognized and appreciated.

Policies To Note

Course Time Limit

Please note that the time limit for the half marathon is 3 hours and 15 minutes. At 11:00am, the public safety personnel, timing and course marshals will no longer be in operation. In consideration of our volunteers and our community, this time limit is strictly enforced. Thank you for helping to keep the St. Michaels Half Marathon on track!

Course Certification

Please check back soon for the 13.1 USATF certification map

The St. Michaels Running Festival half marathon (13.1 miles) is a USATF certified course.

What is course certification?

The purpose of the USATF course certification program is to produce road race courses of accurately measured distances.

For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course. In addition, the certification program is very important to the average road racer, as well as those of exceptional speed. Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate.

Above text taken from the USATF website - Click here to find out more about USATF certification

Half Marathon – USATF Certified

CLICK HERE to view the online map of the half marathon.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Race Start: 7:10 AM

Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus LOCATION MAP

Finish Line: Fremont Street downtown St. Michaels LOCATION MAP

Set a new PR or qualify for New York and other marathons on St. Michaels Newly designed and certified, FLAT and FAST half marathon course. You have to experience for yourself the flattest certified half marathon in the mid-Atlantic region. With an elevation that averages between 8 and 10 feet (with its’ highest peak at 16 feet) you are certain to enjoy the scenic views and serene setting while cruising along our course.

You’ll start out at the St. Michaels school campus and head right down the center of historic and charming main-street. After leaving town, the course heads out to the Chance Hope Farm community (a NEW 2015 addition) traversing the miles river for 2.4 miles! After leaving the breathtaking waterfront community of chance hope, you gently wind around the tranquil golf course community of Martingham the head back to town. As you make your way back to St. Michaels, you’ll head down a gentle and tranquil country road culminating in a loop through another waterfront community of Mt. Pleasant Landing. The rout then returns you to the heart of St. Michaels where you’ll be greeted by spectators cheering your finish and a rocking after party.

Half Marathon Course Record – Established May 16th, 2013

Peyton Hoyle – Thomaston, GA - 1:08:13

Jillian Pollack– Arlington, VA - 1:27:30

5K – USATF Certified

CLICK HERE to view the online map of the 5K.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Race Start: 7:35 AM

Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus LOCATION MAP

Finish Line: Fremont Street downtown St. Michaels LOCATION MAP

This year includes a newly designed 5K that heads down gorgeous country lanes, traverses our breathtaking rails to trails runners path with water views and finishes right in downtown St.

Michaels at the runner's after party.

5K Course Record – Established May 18th, 2013:

Steven Wheeler – Still Pond, MD - 18:32

Ann Hynes- Quantico, MD - 21:24

KIDS RACE

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Race Start: 11:30 AM

Start Line: Fremont Street LOCATION MAP

CLICK HERE to view the online map of the Kids Race.

This year also includes a 1k Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. All children will receive a very cool race shirt, race bib and finish line food/drink! Registration fees are $25. This is a great way for kids to be a part of the event and start learning about their own physical fitness. The run benefits the St. Michaels Community Center and SMYLE

Awards

GUN TIME: Gun time will determine overall winners. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall for men and women.

CHIP TIME: Age group winners will be determined using chip time. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age group winners for both men and women.

Due to starting times being extended over a period with multiple start waves, unofficial age group winners will be available within a few hours after the completion of the race. However, all results are considered unofficial until they are verified by the St. Michaels Running Festival Committee. If you believe there is a discrepancy in your posted finish time and/or an error in your age/gender assignment, you can submit a time adjustment request up to 5 days after the event is completed. Age group winners will be posted once all changes and discrepancies have been processed and updated. Once official results have been posted, your award will be mailed to you

Half Marathon Age group categories:

5K Age Group Categories

Race | Results

Please follow the below links for event results.

2016 Half Marathon RESULTS

2016 5k RESULTS

2015 Half Marathon RESULTS

2015 10k RESULTS

2015 5k RESULTS

2014 Half Marathon RESULTS

2014 10k RESULTS

2014 5k RESULTS

2013 Half Marathon RESULTS

2013 10k RESULTS

2013 5k RESULTS

2012 Half Marathon RESULTS

2012 10k RESULTS

2012 5k RESULTS

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