St. Michaels Running Festival - Presented by Nationwide

Event Date

Sat, May 17, 2014


St. Michaels, MD

About This Activity

The Event

Now in its 3rd year, The St. Michaels Running Festival is a premier athletic event for participants of all ages and athletic abilities.  Located in the charming, historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, our USATF certified Half Marathon, 10k and 5k wind along beautiful waterfront vistas and stunning country lanes.  In addition to the running events, participants will enjoy live music, good food and 2 days of festivities.  This is a great annual tradition where friends, families and running groups come together to celebrate personal achievement, good health and NO HILLS ON THE COURSES!


This year also includes a 1k Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. All children will receive a very cool shirt, race bib and finish line food/drink! 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.

Expo  Information

The 2014 St. Michaels Running Festival includes a pre-race expo on May 16 as well as a post-race celebration at our Runner's Village on May 17, located just behind the St. Michaels Brewery. All registered participants 21+ yrs. old will receive a coupon for 1 complimentary beer, which can be redeemed at the Runner's Village on race day. The expo will also feature live music and great giveaways.


Parking is one of the biggest logistical hurdles SMRF has to plan around. St. Michaels has one road in and one road out – presenting the need for a fairly comprehensive race day parking plan. We ask all runners to PLAN AHEAD AND ARRIVE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE!

Thanks to the St. Michaels PD and many volunteers, you will be gently ushered to a parking area. We ask that you please follow the instructions of our designated parking experts because they are tasked with getting you parked in a timely fashion and ensuring that all traffic moves through our town smoothly.

There is ample parking in St. Michaels, the surrounding communities and at the school campus to park all of our runners. Regardless of where our parking crew directs you, you will be able to walk to the start line (or jog for a warm up) within a few minutes.

Social Media and Email Updates

Would you like your friends and family to follow you on race day? Want to let them know when you cross the start line and what your time was at the finish line? Runners can sign up for instant updates via email and Facebook! Sign up for instant updates will be available on May 13, 2014 – so please check back then.

Runner Goodies

All runners will be treated to the same awesome finish line food provided in 2013 - granola bars, sliced oranges, bananas, PBJs, water and sports drink!

Gun Time and Chip Time Rankings

SMRF uses both gun time and chip time for scoring. Gun time will be used to determine overall winners – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall will be based on gun time. Age group winners will be determined using chip time. So no matter where you line up at the start of the race, your chip time will determine where you place in your age group.


Race day photography provided by Chessie Photo. Photos will be available for purchase within one week of the conclusion of the race. The 2013 St. Michaels Running Festival photos can be viewed at CLICK HERE.

Water Stations

There will be an abundance  of water stations available on race day. There will be a minimum of 7 stations  on the half marathon, 3 on the 10K and 1 on the 5K. The water stations will  have both water and a sports drink. The water will be available at the first  table as you approach and the sports drink will be available at the second  table. The volunteers will also remind you of the water and sports drink  locations as you approach.

Policies  To Note

  • All registrations are non-refundable

  • Registrations can be transferred for a fee of $15

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

  • The use of iPods and other digital music players is discouraged

  • Any modifications to registrations must happen before April 30, 2014

  • 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

Event schedule and times

Friday – May 16th

12 pm

EXPO, PPU and   Registration


EXPO Closes


PPU Closes

Saturday – May 17th 


PPU and Race Start – St. Michael High School


All runners must be in the staging area


Opening Ceremonies and National Anthem


10K Starts


Half Marathon Starts


5K Starts

All Following Activities   Located@ Mill Property St.   Michaels


Post-Race Party at Runner   Village – Expo, Awards, Live Music, Food Vendors and Beer


Winners Posted


Overall Winners Announced


Music, Food, Beer and Fun


Runner Village and Beer Garden Closes



“Cool Down In Town” Prize   Drawing in Town

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