ABOUT THE 13.1 MILE COURSE
The Goldleaf half-marathon course starts and finishes at Navy Marine Corps stadium and traverses to Main St. around Church Circle in downtown Annapolis, heading to the famed City Dock. Your will run down Ego Alley and then make your way back toward the Naval Academy campus. The routes will cross the Naval Academy Bridge and make its way to the B&A Trail for a picturesque 1.5 mile out-and-back before returning to the stadium for the finish and post-race celebration.
HALF-MARATHON COURSE MAP
- 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 Half Marathon Sponsor Goldleaf
- Gender specific Under Armour long 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!)
PACKET PICK UP
We are excited to be able to offer off-site packet pick-up for this year's Annapolis Running Festival. In addition, Mail My Packet is being offered.
Monday, March 4 (Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar in Timonium, Md.)
22 W Padonia Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
Packet Pick Up from 4p to 7p
Tuesday, March 5 (Road Runner Sports in Rockville, Md.)
1807 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Packet Pick Up from 4p to 7p
Thursday, March 7 (Corrigan Sports in Elkridge, Md.)
6725 Santa Barbara Court, Suite 114, Elkridge, MD 21075
Packet Pick Up from 10a to 4p
Friday, March 8 (at Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md.)
1040 Cedar Park Rd, Annapolis,MD 21401
Packet Pick Up and Vendor Village from 4p 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. The deadline to do so is Feb. 25.
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.
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.
LOG YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY WITH RACE SAFE
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 April 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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