2016 Dorchester YMCA Crab Run

5K, Half Marathon

Event Date

Sat, Apr 2, 2016


Cambridge, MD


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Running-5K - Over 12 years old

$20 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Running-5K 12 and under

$15 $15 Closed

Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open

$35 $45 Closed

Running-Half marathon RELAY - Half Marathon Relay (price per person)

$35 $40 Closed

Running-King Crab Half Marathon + 5K - King Crab Runner

$55 $65 Closed

About This Activity

Back by popular demand!

The best half marathon and fun 5K on the Eastern Shore!

Half Marathon

The Crab Run Half Marathon duplicates the run course of the popular Eagleman triathlon race held each year in Cambridge. Many Eagleman participants run the Crab Run in preparation for the June triathlon.  Runners of all abilities enjoy the fast, flat, fun and beautiful course.


The 5K course takes runners and walkers along the banks of the Choptank River and around the historic town of Cambridge.  

 To encourage HEALTHY LIVING families are encourage to participate and children 12 and under receive a discounted registration fee!

Both distances begin and end at the Dorchester County Family YMCA.  Aid stations are provided for both events and a selection of healthy treats await finishers.

"KING CRAB" Runner

For those of you up for a challenge - register for the "King Crab" to complete both the Half Marathon and 5K!

You will begin the Half Marathon at 7:30 and will have two hours to complete before the start of the 5K.  Each event will be time and you will receive a "combined" time of the two events.

"King Crab" Participants will enjoy bragging rights as well as a special long sleeve tech t-shirt for the event (this will be a unique t-shirt for only those participating in this category).

Event Description

2016 marks the 7th Crab Run, the event serves as a fundraiser for the Dorchester Family Y.  The Dorchester County Family YMCA is one of the area’s leading charitable 501(c)3 organizations.

The Y’s programs and services are open to all through their financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of their members, donors and partners. The Crab Run is one of several special events that help the Y help others.

Join us this year for the return of this popular run and enjoy friendly people and amazing scenery in a quaint town on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

Event details and schedule

Event Details

Check-in at the Dorchester Family YMCA 201 Talbot Ave Cambridge, MD

Friday, April 1 5pm to 8pm

Saturday, April 2 6am until 15 minutes prior to the race

Start Times

 - Half Marathon - 7:30am

 - Relay Teams - 7:30am, relay teams must check-in no later than 7:00am for important


 - 5K (Adult & Youth) - 9:30am

King Crab Event (participation in Half Marathon and the 5K)

- For those registered for the "king crab" event you will have two hours to complete the half marathon before the start of the 5K

Costume Contest

 - Prizes awarded for best costume - 7:00am

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