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St. Michael's Running Festival (Half & 5k)

The | Event
The St. Michaels Running Festival, now celebrating our 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 view and a rockin' after-party in downtown St. Michaels.

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.

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.

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 if you need financial assistance. Otherwise, click here to get your kids running!
Kids fun run registration will be available at the pre-race expo on May 19th at the St. Michaels High School. Race day registration will be located at the official race store, located at the after party on Fremont St until 11:00 am.
Please note that the event does not provide any supervision or oversight for minors at the event. All minors participating in the event must be supervised by an adult 18 years or over.