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Course Certitfication

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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

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Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Race Start: 7:40 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus MAP

Set a new PR or qualify for New York and other marathons on St. Michaels FLAT and FAST CERTIFIED 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) and only a few turns to negotiate, 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

Half Marathon Course Record – Established May 18th, 2013:

Thomas Worob – Denton, MD - 1:08:58
Sarah Grigsby – Alexandria, VA - 1:28:26

10K

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Date: Saturday, May 16, 2014
Race Start: 7:45 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus MAP

The St. Michaels Running Festival has added a new 10K route which runs through another of our beautiful waterfront communities. The 10K, like the half marathon, starts at the school campus and heads straight down mainstreet before venturing out of town on a quiet and picturesque country road. The 10K runs the Mount Pleasant Landing Road loop passing a couple of handfuls of luxurious homes with plenty of water views as you run. Heading back to town you finish right in the heart of St. Michaels - with a rocking after party within view of the finish line

10K Course Record – Established May 18th, 2013::

Ken Tarr – Annapolis, MD – 38:35
Kathryn Gearhart – Easton, MD - 41:11

5K

Map Coming Soon

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

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2014
Race Start: 8:15 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus MAP

The Rio Vista Loop is how the 5K is known to locals. The 5K was our most popular 2012 route which saw runners, walkers and strollers participate on the run through one of our larger waterfront communities. After winding through Rio Vista’s roads you’ll make your way down to Riverview Terrace where you run for almost a mile along the Miles River. The run on Riverview is lined with spectacular views of the Miles River and beautiful waterfront homes.

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

Steven Wheeler – Still Pond, MD - 18:32
Ann Hynes- Quantico, MD - 21:24

KIDS RACE

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Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Race Start: 11:30 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus MAP

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