Annapolis Running Festival

March 9, 2024 Annapolis, MD 21401 US


presented by MedStar Health





The MedStar Health Annapolis 5K course will start Navy Marine Corps Stadium.   We are exploring some new options for the course which we should be able to announce soon.  Keep in mind that the city of Annapolis has specific rules as it relates to when events need to be out of the downtown/city dock area, as well as which roads can be used in order to avoid unsafe travel conditions for residents.  CSE will continue to seek the best and most scenic routes even after 2023.


To view an interactive course map CLICK HERE.
To view the course turn-by-turn directions CLICK HERE.

We explored several options with Annapolis and Anne Arundel County police departments and are thrilled to announce the courses for the 2023 Annapolis Running Festival. As we mentioned previously, the city of Annapolis and surrounding jurisdictions have specific rules as it relates to when events need to be out of the downtown/city dock area, as well as which roads and trials can be used. We are excited about the 2023 race routes but know that CSE will continue to tweak the route to find the best and most scenic courses even after this year’s event.



  • Free race parking in the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium parking lot
  • Complementary gear check prior to the race
  • Mile Marker sign at each mile
  • Clocks at various splits on the course
  • Volunteer staffed water and Gatorade stops  on the course
  • Toilets at start, finish and various points on the course
  • Special thanks to our 5k sponsor MedStar Health



  • Special Thanks to our 5K Sponsor MedStar Health
  • Gender specific Under Armour short sleeve performance shirt.
  • Collectible finisher medal with unique nautical design
  • Two (2) Complementary post-race Michelob Ultra beers, Cutwater cocktails or NUTRL hard seltzer to toast your accomplishments
  • A sampling of Maryland oysters and shrimp cocktail to celebrate in true shore style (served from 9a until they are gone!)



Monday, March 6 (Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar in Timonium, Md.)
22 W Padonia Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
Packet Pick Up from 4p to 7p

Tuesday, March 7 (MedStar Montgomery Medical Center- ASSOCIATE SATELLITE PARKING LOT)

2801 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832
Packet Pick Up from 4p to 7p

Wednesday, March 8 (Corrigan Sports HQ in Elkridge, Md.)
6725 Santa Barbara Court, Suite 114, Elkridge, MD 21075
Packet Pick Up from 10a to 7p

Friday, March 10 (at Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md.)
1040 Cedar Park Rd, Annapolis,MD 21401
Packet Pick Up and Vendor Village from 3p to 7p 

Remember, there is no race day packet pick up.

MAIL MY PACKET: Live participants will be given the option to have their race bib and premium mailed to them in order to limit travel and personal exposure. There is an additional fee of $25 to cover postage and handling. This option is offered as an add on during registration.  If you did not select this add-on when registering and would like to add that Mail My Packet option, CLICK HERE for instructions how to do so.  The deadline to do so is Feb 24.

All live runners who do not pay for the mailing option are required to pick up their packets in person or have a friend pick up their packet for them.  There is no race morning packet pick up.

Virtual runners:  Your packet will be mailed to you automatically as this fee is included in your registration.


The event will utilize the best timing technology available. The B-tag technology offers runners a streamlined race experience with timing tags attached to participant bib. This method eliminates the need to scan your chip at the expo or to return the chip following the race, which means no more sitting down to undo your shoe lace just after your run and you no longer have to worry about a charge for a lost chip.

Tips to have your time accurately recorded:

  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Virtual runners: The 2023 virtual race will be self-timed.  You will have the opportunity to print a race bib and report your finish time into the official race results.



Our wonderful medical partner MedStar Heatlh is there for you, even during your virtual race.  Learn more HERE.

MedStar Health will provide medical support on the course and in the finish line area. The Atlantic General staff will include certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and EMTs and will provide the necessary medical attention to any patient in need. We are grateful to have the Atlantic General Hospital associated with the event.

Log Your Medical History with Race Safe

Participants are strongly encouraged to securely store and share personal medical history in case of emergency for any race using RaceSafe. RaceSafe is secure, private, and takes less than 5 minutes.



Overall Winners:  Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female champions as well as to the and the second and third place finisher.

Awards Ceremony: The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Main Stage at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium at 12:00pm. Only the Overall Winners from the half marathon, 10k , and 5k will be awarded at the ceremony. Age group awards will be mailed. (5K Awards Ceremony will be at 9:00am).

Age Groups: Prizes go to the top overall non-elite male and female age group finishers for the marathon in each of the following divisions: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

Age group awards are mailed in November after race results are declared official.

NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS. We will not ship age group awards internationally. VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RACE AWARDS.   Awards will be issued to those who complete the official course live on race day.



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