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Annapolis RUN for The Light House...

  • 1 Mile Run:- Run 1 Mile
  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Quiet Waters Park
Blue Heron Pavilion


The 5th annual Run for the Light House provides scenic half-marathon and 5K routes along the trails of Quiet Waters Park and through the beautiful Chesapeake Bay-front community of Hillsmere Shores. This race event is unlike any other in the greater Annapolis area!

*Returning in 2016 due to popular demand - 1.25 Mile Walk!

All proceeds from the Run for the Light House will benefit the Light House in Annapolis, a well-known public charity working to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty. The race is organized by the Friends of the Light House, Inc., also a public charity, and timing and race management are provided by Blue Point Race Management.

5k is on a Certified USATF course. Certified by Bluepoint Race Management, Inc.


Sunday, September 25, 2016



Blue Heron Pavilion, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD.  

Click here for 5K and Half Course Maps 


Race Start

8:00 am Half Marathon

8:45 am 5k Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run

9:00 am 1.25 Mile Anniversary Walk

 All participants should be at the starting line by no later than 7:30 am.  


Registration & Race Entry Fee Information

Half Marathon

Thru June 1, 2015 - $70.00

Thru August 1, 2015 - $80.00

After September 1, 2015 - 90.00

5K Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run

Thru June 1, 2015 - $30

Thru August 1, 2015 - $40

Thru September 1, 2015 - $50.00

1.25 Mile Anniversary Walk - $25

Please note that registrations are limited. Register early to reserve your space today!

Registration is available on-line through September 23, 2016.  If the race is not filled by this date, late registration will be available at packet pick-up and race day until it is sold out.


Race Fee Includes    

Commemorative race running shirt

Race support, snacks and beverage stations

Post-race food and drinks

Timing chip (no need to return)


2016 Race Premium and Prize Zip Up Shirt

See the Half and 5K shirts here... (scroll down to the bottom of the page)


Refunds & Transfers

No refunds or transfers.

The race is open to participants of various levels of fitness and physical abilities as long as you are able to complete the event in under 3.5 hours.

Event details and schedule


All participants in the Half Marathon must be at least 12 years old to register, and all participants in the 5K Jogging Joe Shafron Memorial Run must be at least 6 years old to register. Participants in the Half Marathon must be able to complete the course in 3.5 hours. No headphones. Runners only, no wheels. No pets. Timing chips must be worn as directed to be officially scored.


Race Shirt, Goodie Bag, Etc.

More information coming soon.


Packet Pick-up 

Please pick up your Annapolis Run for the Light House race packet at:

The Light House

10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401


on Saturday, September 24, 2016

between 8am and 2pm.


There is no mailed race packet option. Packets include Bib number & safety pins, timing chip (no return necessary), race shirt & a goodie bag. Race packets will be available for pick-up on race morning.  Limited, last minute registration is also available at 7am on race day, space permitting.



Since when has a little rain stopped a group of dedicated runners? The Annapolis Run for the Light House race will be run rain or shine. Unfortunately, no reschedule date is available if cancellation occurs due to extreme weather conditions.


Race Results 

Run faster! Race results will be posted at Blue Point timing's website at www.bluepointtiming.com shortly after the race.


Awards & Post-Race Party

Awards will be provided to the top male and female finishers for 8 age categories for the Half Marathon, and the top 3 male and female finishers for the 5K. Race results, live music, food & beverages and sponsor booths are featured at the post-race celebration at the finish line.



All participants must park in Quiet Waters Park. Parking is available immediately adjacent to the Blue Heron pavilion and also adjacent to the Visitor’s center. Additional parking can be found throughout the park. Participants can enter the park free of charge by showing the park ranger your race packet at the entrance.



We are looking for volunteers to assist on race day. All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristin Mrotek, Events Coordinator at the Friends of the Light House at 443-569-4209 or [email protected].



All questions regarding the Annapolis Run For Shelter should be directed to:


Kristin Mrotek, Events Coordinator for the Friends of the Light House

443-569-4209 or [email protected].


Alternatively, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and we will get back to you as soon as possible!


Course Maps

The Half Marathon and 5K will start and finish at the same location adjacent to the Blue Heron Pavilion.

The 5K race is a certified course by USA Track and Field. The Half Marathon course is being evaluated for certification by USA Track and Field.

Click here for 5K and Half Marathon Course Maps


Can't run, but still want to support the Light House and all that they do?  Want to support your friends or family members running the race? Click here!



If you are interested in sponsorship contact Kristin Mrotek at [email protected]

Other Info

• 2016 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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