Useful | Links

SMRF App - Download Here

Look Up My Wave - CLICK HERE

Digital Runner Bag - CLICK HERE

2019 Live Race Results - CLICK HERE

2019 Race Photos - CLICK HERE

Bib and Shirt | Pick Up

Runner bibs and shirts can be picked at the Expo on Friday, May 15th from 3:30pm to 8:30pm or Saturday, May 16th from 5:30am to 6:45am at the St. Michaels Schools Complex – CLICK HERE for a location map.


The St. Michaels Running Festival has moved to a dynamic bib assignment process which means that each runner will be assigned a bib number on-site at the expo when checking in. We have made this change in order to be more eco-friendly and cut down on the excess paper products traditionally used in bib preparation – envelopes, boxes, unused bibs, unused bib tags, etc. Not only will SMRF be more eco-friendly, the bib pick-up process will be smoother, quicker and more efficient!


No worries! You may pick up a bib for other runners on your team, in your running group or part of your family. If you plan on picking up a bib for another runner please have their first and last name, and date of birth with you.


Even though runner bibs will be assigned at the expo, you are able to look up your START WAVE and corresponding start time by following this link. Details of the wave start process are below.


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 and shirt mailed to you. The fee for the bib mailing service is $15 per person.

The bib mailing option will close on April 1st at 11:59 pm.

If you are already registered, CLICK HERE to add a bib mailing option to your registration. Please log into your account, select the St. Michaels Running Festival and click "additional purchases".

If you have purchased a bib mailing option prior to March 31st, you will need to login to your account and confirm your address by April 7th 11:59 pm.

Your bib and shirt will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered. To confirm your mailing address, CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, 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 15th or on race morning Saturday May 16th, 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 1st and will close on May 5th at 11:59 pm.

To purchase an expedited bib mailing, CLICK HERE. Please log into your account, select the St. Michaels Running Festival and click additional purchases. PLEASE NOTE the expedited bib mailing option will not be available until after April 1, 2019.

We want to make sure that you have a great race experience – from the time you sign up until the time you're kicked back in your recliner and browsing through the great shots of you along the course.

Wave Info | Start Times

Look Up My Wave - CLICK HERE

The St. Michaels Running Festival start gun will go off promptly at 7:10 a.m. The half marathon will go off in 4 waves, spaced 7 minutes apart. We’ve structured 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.


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


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.

Course | Details

Half Marathon – USATF Certified

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2019
Race Start: 7:10 AM
Course Time Limit: 3 hours 30 minutes
Start Line: St. Michaels School location map
Finish Line: Fremont Street  location map
Included with Registration: Gender-cut tech race shirt, finisher’s medal, a complimentary beer at the finish line party (for participants 21 and older), USATF certified course, potties at all water stops, awesome finish line food, music on the course, gel stop on the course, rocking after party with live music and a deejay, and much more!

Click here for the USATF Certification map of the half marathon
Click here to view the online map of the half marathon.

Please note the half marathon route is subject to change.

Half Marathon Course Record


Record Holder Home Town Course Record Date est.
Peyton Hoyle Thomaston, GA 1:08:13 May 16, 2015
Meaghan Murray Baltimore, MD 1:26:16 May 19, 2018


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

You have to experience for yourself the flattest certified half marathon in the mid-Atlantic region. On SMRF’s half, you can set a new PR or qualify for New York and other marathons on our USATF certified FLAT and FAST course. 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 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 route then returns you to the heart of St. Michaels where you’ll be greeted by spectators cheering your finish and a rocking after party.


5K – USATF Certified

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2019
Race Start: 7:35 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School location map
Finish Line: Fremont Street location map
Included with Registration: Technical running shirt, finisher’s pin, complimentary beer at the finish line party (for participants 21 and older), USATF certified course, awesome finish line food, rocking after party with live music and a deejay, and much more!

Click here for the USATF certification map of the 5K
Click here to view the online map of the 5K.

Please note the half marathon route is subject to change.

5K Course Record

Record Holder Longmeadow, MA Course Record Date est.
Steve Tignor Centercille, VA 17:35.00 May 18, 2019
Inga Hawkins Ranson, WV 21:34.00 May 19, 2018


The 5k route leads 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. Whether you’re a competitive runner or simply want to walk an incredible course with friends and family, the St. Michaels 5K is the course for you!


Kids Fun Run – 1K


Date: Saturday, May 16, 2019
Race Start: 11:15 AM
Start Line: Fremont Street location map

Click here to view the online map of the Kids Race.

The Kids Fun Run is for children aged 12 and younger. All children will receive a race shirt, runner bib and finisher's medal (made from rubber so it's kid friendly)! 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 (Saint Michaels Youth and Law Enforcement - a community outreach program designed to bridge the trust between the SMPD and area youth).


Course Certification

The St. Michaels Running Festival half marathon (13.1 miles) and the 5K are USATF certified courses
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

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 half way mark and the finish line? Sign up receive updates from the course.

Click here – for live updates from the course.

SMRF is happy to partner with ChessiePhoto 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. ChessiePhoto wants to make sure they catch a great moment of your SMRF experience.

Please note that photos should be ready by mid-week after the race and can be accessed by entering your bib number.

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

Water Stations
There will be an abundance of water stations available on race day. There are 8 water 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 race crew volunteers will also remind you of the water and sports drink locations as you approach.

First Aid and Medical Stations

The Talbot County DES, 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 severe weather emergency is declared by the national weather service, the state or local authorities, the event may be canceled - runner, race crew and volunteer safety come first. 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, race crew volunteers and administrators who make this race possible. To name a few of the organizations and people that run “the marathon” before the race:


Everyone listed above works incredibly hard as a team in order to make SMRF a fun, worry free and safe race. We have received so many compliments since our 2012 inaugural event highlighting how safe runners felt along our courses and what an enjoyable experience it is. This is a direct result of the efforts by this team, volunteers who were excited/friendly/enthusiastic, and several communities cooperating patiently to welcome our runners and to cheer them on along the course.

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

Course Time Limit

Please note that the time limit for the half marathon is 3 hours and 30 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!

Official | Training Partner

Half Marathon | Training Partner

Are you ready to tackle our half marathon? Start training with Charm City Run in February so that come May, you can cross the finish line happy and healthy! Charm City Run believes that what makes running fun is: the people you share it with, being outdoors, and striving to achieve a goal. We couldn't agree more! Their 13.1 training program is designed to help meet those three aspects and many more.

Charm City Run Training Programs include talks on hydration, nutrition and injury prevention in addition to guided weekly runs and workouts. Weekly training plans will be created for beginner and intermediate runners so no worries - we have a plan for everyone. Groups range from 16-minute milers to 7-minute milers and everyone in between. All levels welcome - we mean it!

Half marathon training programs for the St. Michaels Half Marathon will begin February 9th at all 7 Charm City Run locations across Maryland.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register

Awards | Categories

Gun Time and Chip Time Rankings

SMRF uses both gun time and chip time for scoring. We award all finishers in both Male and Female categories.

OVERALL winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be based on gun time.

AGE GROUP winners will be determined using chip time. So no matter where you line up, or what wave you are in at the start of the race, your official time will not begin until you cross the start line timing mat.

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.

2019 Combined Race Results

2018 Combined RESULTS

2017 Half Marathon RESULTS

2017 5k 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