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2021 St. Michaels Running Festival...

  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
  • 10K Run/Walk:- Run/Walk 6.2 Miles
  • 5K Run/Walk:- Run/Walk 3.1 Miles
  • 1K Kids Fun Run:- 1K Kids Fun Run
Saturday, August 21, 2021
St. Michaels High School
200 Seymour Avenue
Saint Michaels

_ The 2021 St. Michaels Running Festival:


The St. Michaels Running Festival has been one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic since the inaugural event in 2012. Based in one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to small-town hospitality, great SWAG, and a rockin' after-party right on the water!


Registration for the 2021 St. Michaels Running Festival is now OPEN!

Half Marathon:
January 1 - March 31: $85
April 1 - June 30: $95
July 1 - August 15: $105
August 16 - Race Day: $115

Virtual Half Marathon entries are available for $10 off of the prevailing rate.

January 1 - March 31: $45
April 1 - June 30: $50
July 1 - August 15: $55
August 16 - Race Day: $60

Virtual 10K entries are available for $5 off of the prevailing rate.

January 1 - March 31: $35
April 1 - June 30: $40
July 1 - August 15: $45
August 16 - Race Day: $50

Virtual 5K entries are available for $5 off of the prevailing rate.

Kids Fun Run (Ages 12 & under)
January 1 - August 15: $20
August 16 - Race Day: $30

Virtual Kids Fun Run Entries are not available.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:
1. Register online for the St. Michaels Running Festival.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After 5 registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.



On-site race registration will be available at the expo near the start area on Friday, August 20th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, and, Saturday, August 21st from 5:30am to 6:45am.

Distance upgrades and downgrades are available online and at the expo. To upgrade your distance (5k to 10k, 5k to half marathon, 10k to half marathon) registrants will pay the difference between their original entry fee and the prevailing fee for the new distance. There is no fee to downgrade your distance (half marathon to 10k, half marathon to 5k, 10k to 5k).

PLEASE NOTE: Selected size for shirts cannot be guaranteed for any registration made after Monday, August 1st.


If you are participating in the in-person race and can not make it to the race expo, or if you simply prefer having the convenience, you may choose to have your race bib and shirt mailed to you. The fee for the bib mailing service is $15 per person. The bib mailing option will close on July 31st at 11:59 pm.

Please note: Virtual participants will have their race packet mailed to them automatically at no additional charge.

If you are already registered and would like to add bib mailing to your race entry, CLICK HERE to log in to your RunSignup account, select “Manage Registration” next to the St. Michaels Running Festival and then select "add-on" from top menu. 

Expedited Bib Mailing Option

There is an expedited bib mailing option available for purchase on the RunSignup registration page for $30. The expedited bib mailing option opens on August 1st and will close on August 11th at 11:59 pm. 

If you are already registered and would like to add expedited bib mailing to your race entry, CLICK HERE to log in to your RunSignup account. Select “Manage Registration” next to the St. Michaels Running Festival, then “ADD-ONS” at the top of the page. 

PLEASE NOTE the expedited bib mailing option will not be available until August 1st.


Each registrant in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K who is 21+ receives one complimentary beer at the post-race party. We also offer a beer bracelet as an add-on during registration which entitles the wearer to “unlimited” alcoholic drinks at the post-race party. The bracelet costs $15 and can be purchased online or at any packet-pickup (including race day). Bracelets are non-transferable, and SMRF reserves the right to deny service to anyone who appears intoxicated or cannot produce photo ID when requested.



Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Course Time Limit: 3 hours 30 minutes
Start Line: St. Michaels High School location map 
Finish Line: Fremont Street  location map

This race is one of only two Maryland events recognized in the TOP 100 HALF MARATHONS IN THE USA! Our course is beautiful and built to help you reach a new 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, waterfront communities and country lanes as you wind your way back towards the downtown area for the finish line celebration.

What’s included in the half marathon registration? 

  • The #FLATTESTANDFASTEST 13.1 in the mid-Atlantic - NO HILLS
  • Brooks technical race shirt
  • Custom finisher's medal
  • Post-race food from local vendors
  • Runner tracking with live updates from the course using RaceJoy
  • Split timing mats at 5K, 10K and 15K
  • Restrooms at every water stop
  • Energy gels on the course - 3 stops
  • A complimentary beer for runners 21 yrs and older
  • Waterfront after-party with live music and local vendors
  • And much more


SMRF has pacer groups available for the half marathon. Our pacer team will help you hit your goal time without the trouble of monitoring your GPS all morning! Plus, what could be better than running with a group of people shooting for the same time goal as you? Just look for the pacer sign in your assigned corral and join the group.


Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Start Time: 7:15 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School location map 
Finish Line: Fremont Street location map 

The 10K is back! The 10K route starts at the St. Michaels School complex and finishes right in the center of downtown St. Michaels. Runners head right down main street for the first mile before turning down gentle country lanes. You’ll make the Mt. Pleasant Landing loop and take in a few stunning water views before heading back to town and the finish line located in the center of St. Michaels. Finish your run by celebrating at the waterfront after party with live music!

What’s included in the 10k registration? 

  • Brooks technical race shirt
  • Custom finisher’s medal
  • A complimentary beer for runners 21 yrs and older
  • USATF certified course
  • Restrooms at all water stops
  • Post-race food from local vendors
  • A gel stop on the course
  • Waterfront after-party with live music and local vendors


Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Start Time: 7:20 AM
Start Line: St. Michaels School location map 
Finish Line: Fremont Street location map

The 5k route leads 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.

What’s included in the 5k registration? 

  • An incredible #FLATANDFAMILYFRIENDLY course with NO HILLS
  • Brooks technical race shirt
  • Custom finisher's medal
  • A complimentary beer for runners 21 yrs and older
  • Post-race food from local vendors
  • Waterfront after-party with live music and local vendors
  • And much more


Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Race Start: 11:15 AM
Start Line: Fremont Street location map
Finish Line: Fremont Street

The 1k Kids Fun Run is open to children ages 12 and younger. All children will receive a race shirt, runner bib and finisher's medal! 

CLICK "REGISTER NOW" above to register and get your kids running!

Kids fun run registration will be available online, at all packet pickups, and on race day near the finish line on Fremont Street until 11:00 am. 

Please note that the event does not provide any supervision or oversight for minors at the event. All kids participating in the event must be supervised by a parent, guardian or family member 18 years or over. 


We are excited to offer a virtual race option for the half marathon, 10k, and 5k for the 2021 St. Michaels Running Festival. Haven’t participated in a virtual race before? No problem! It’s easier (and more fun) than you might think!

Sign Up to Participate

Can’t run the race and get the SWAG if you don’t register! Click on "REGISTER NOW" at the top of the page to get signed up, and be sure to bring your friends! During registration you can also opt-in to report your race results via text or email (we’ll explain more below) and confirm your shipping address.

Run Your Race

Normally we toe the starting line at 7:00 AM on Saturday, but with the virtual event you’ve got the whole weekend to run! You can run your race anytime between Friday, August 20th and Sunday, August 22nd. You can run anywhere you like - your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill, etc. Since we are giving out awards to our top overall male and female runners in each race, be sure to take a screenshot of your running app or picture of your smartwatch or treadmill if you think you could be a top finisher (we’ll need this to verify placements of award winners). We encourage all participants to use the RaceJoy app, where you can track your run, automatically submit your results, send and receive cheers to/from other participants!

Submit Results

After you run your race you can submit your results automatically through the RaceJoy app, through text or email (if opted in), or directly on the runsignup.com results page from August 20th through August 22nd (11:59PM Eastern Time). Don’t forget: you MUST run your race during this time period - runs completed outside of this window will not be eligible for awards. If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. Results automatically update as times are submitted, so you can check the results to see how you stack up against the competition. After the 22nd we’ll reach out to our preliminary award winners to verify their time and distance, and finalize the results. Awards can be picked up at your local Charm City Run store, or shipped for our out-of-state participants.

Send Us a Selfie!

If you don’t take a picture did it even happen? We’d love to see your pre- and post-race pictures! You can post them directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to [email protected] with your permission to post and we’ll share them for you!

Other Info

-) 2021 race registration is open • Registration Information 


 _ Check back after race for 2021 Results at: runsignup.com 


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