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Course Certitfication

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.

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Half Marathon – USATF Certified

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

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Race Start: 7:15 AM

Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus LOCATION MAP

Finish Line: Freemont 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 21, 2016

Race Start: 7:35 AM

Start Line: St. Michaels School Campus LOCATION MAP

Finish Line: Freemont 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 21, 2016

Race Start: 11:30 AM

Start Line: Freemont 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