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The Event

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now celebrating our 5th 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. NEW IN 2016: This year, all participants will receive FREE high resolution race photos from the course!

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.

**NEW: This year, all participants will receive FREE high resolution race photos from the course!**

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.

**NEW: This year, all participants will receive FREE high resolution race photos from the course!**

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 info@runstm.com if you need financial assistance. Otherwise, click here to get your kids running!

**NEW: This year, all participants will receive FREE high resolution race photos from the course!

Registration Fees and Price Increases

Age Range

Now - Nov 2

Nov 3 - Jan 4

Jan 5 - Mar 7

Mar 8 - Apr 4

Apr 5 - May 15

Half Marathon

12 and up

$70

$80

$90

$100

$110

5K

All Ages

$35

$40

$45

$50

$55

Kids Fun Run

12 and under

$25

$25

$25

$25

$25

Online Registration

You can register online for the St. Michaels Running Festival half marathon, 10k 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 6:30 am on Saturday, May 21st. The 1K Kid’s Fun Run starts at the finish area on Freemont Street at 11:30am

Please note that online registration ends at 11:59pm on May 15. On-site registration available at the pre-race expo on May 20th and until 6:45 a.m. on race day, May 21st.

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 754

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.

Group Registration

If you’re a company, organization, team, school or a bunch of friends you can take advantage of group pricing discounts. St. Michaels Running Festival offers discount group pricing if your party has 10 or more runners. Please contact info@runstm.com to inquire about our group discount pricing.

Editing My Registration Information

You can edit your personal information by accessing your registration.

CLICK HERE to edit your registration.

For assistance with editing your personal information please contact us at info@runstm.com. Please note the online switching period ends at 11:59pm on May 15.

Transferring Your Registration

You can transfer your registration to another participant for a fee of $10 – the $10 fee is paid by the TRANSFEREE when accepting the transfer. Please note registrations can only be transferred within the same race category.

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:

CLICK HERE to transfer your registration.

It is the sole responsibility for the TRANSFEROR and TRANSFEREE to agree on any terms, payment and/or non-payment regarding the transfer of the registration. While there are several options available and online systems in place to process payment, the St. Michaels Running Festival does not endorse, recommend, suggest or advise on this issue. It is solely up to the TRANSFEROR and TRANSFEREE to reach and understanding regarding the transfer. Establishing a purchase price and the actual exchange of money should take place between the TRANSFEROR and TRANSFEREE directly, without the involvement of the event organizers or the registration provider. THE ORGANIZERS WILL NOT INTERVENE IN THESE MATTERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

For assistance with transfers please contact us at info@runstm.com. Please note the online transfer period ends at 11:59pm on May 15.

Switching Race Category

Participants are able to switch their race category by accessing your registration and processing the category switch. Please note there is a fee of $10 for processing a category switch and you will have to pay the difference between your original registration and the prevailing price (this applies only to those switching to a longer distance). Please note that if you switch to a shorter distance, there are no refunds issued for the difference in price.

CLICK HERE to switch your race category.

For assistance with switching, please email us at info@runstm.com. Please note the online switching period ends at 11:59pm on May 15. On-site transfers will be available for a $10 fee.

Deferring My Registration

We’re happy to announce that SMRF now has 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 for the St. Michaels Running Festival to the 2017 event. Please note you may only defer your registration to the following year’s event – 2017 in this case.

Once you complete the online deferment process, and officially defer your registration, you will receive an email notification when registration opens for the 2017 St. Michaels Running Festival with special instructions about registering – you will then be able to register for the 2016 event.

A schedule of fees for deferring your 2016 SMRF registration is as follows:

  • 5K – $10 deferral charge

  • Half Marathon - $20 deferral charge

CLICK HERE to defer your registration.

For assistance with deferring your registration please contact us at info@runstm.com. Please note the deferral period ends at 11:59pm on May 15.

Runner Goodies

All runners will be treated to the same awesome finish line food provided in SMRF's past 3 events - granola bars, sliced oranges, bananas, PBJs, water and sports drink!

Half Marathoners will receive:

  • A gender cut tech shirt

  • Awesome finisher’s medal

  • Complimentary high resolution race photos

  • A beverage included in your registration – a beer option for participants over 21

  • Great after-party in downtown St. Michaels with live music, local food vendors and cool expo

  • SWAG and goodies provided by our sponsors.

5K participants will receive:

  • A cotton tee

  • Finisher’s pin

  • Complimentary high resolution race photos

  • A beverage included in your registration – a beer option for participants over 21

  • An awesome after party in downtown St. Michaels with live music

  • SWAG and goodies provided by our sponsors

5K upgrade to a tech shirt: 5K participants can upgrade from a cotton shirt to a tech shirt for an additional $15. This is an upgrade in lieu of the cotton shirt included in your registration.

Purchase an additional shirt: Additional tech shirts can be purchased for $25. You will receive the cotton t-shirt included in your registration plus an additional tech shirt.

1K participants will receive:

  • A commemorative tee

  • Finisher’s “medal”

  • Finish line food and hydration

  • Complimentary race photos

Awards

Awards will be given for the top 3 male and female overall finishers for each race. Age group finishers in half marathon will receive a trophy. Age group finishers in the 10K and 5K will receive a customized award.

Half Marathon Age group categories:

  • 19 and under

  • 20 to 24

  • 25 to 29

  • 30 to 34

  • 35 to 39

  • 40 to 44

  • 45 to 49

  • 50 to 54

  • 55 to 59

  • 60 to 64

  • 65 to 70

  • 70 and over

5K Age Group Categories

  • 19 and under

  • 20 to 29

  • 30 to 39

  • 40 to 49

  • 50 to 59

  • 60 to 69

  • 70 and over

If you are unable to pick up your trophy or award on race day, we will mail it to you after the race. Please mail us your name, address, email, which race you ran and what place you took, and, a check in the amount of $15 for shipping and handling.

Make checks payable to St. Michaels Running Festival and mail to PO Box 754, St. Michaels, MD 21663

Race Maps

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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

Policies to Note

  • All registrations are non-refundable

  • Registrations can be transferred for a fee of $10

  • You can change race category for a fee of $10

  • Any modifications to registrations must happen before 11:59pm on May 10, 2015

  • Unfortunately, pets are NOT permitted on the courses

  • Strollers are permitted on the 5K only. There are no strollers permitted on the half marathon or 10K