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Naptown Half Marathon & 10K/5K

December 16, 2023 Annapolis, MD 21401 US


Q. Where and when does the race start?

A. All races start at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium located at 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401. The Half Marathon and 10k starts at 8:00am, with the 5k starting shortly after (@ 8:05).  The race date is Saturday, December 16th.

Q. Where do I park?

A. All parking will be at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium lot, located at 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD. If you are coming for packet pickup on Friday, December 15th (3pm to 6pm) you will be able to enter through Gate 5 (Taylor Avenue) to park. 

Q. How do I register?

A. Click here for online registration.

Q. Can I switch my race choice?

A. Yes, run distance switches can be made, however there are no refunds if switching from a more expensive to a less expensive run. Entrants can update their own distances within a race by accessing their Run Sign Up profile.  If that’s not successful please email to request a distance switch within an event.

Q. Is there a time limit?

A. We are committed to providing opportunities for all people to participate in our events regardless of speed and do our best to obtain finish times for all timed runners.  Course time limits are in place and enforced in order to adhere to municipality and permit requirements per the following guidelines based on gross race start gun time.  Guidelines may change as required by weather, police availability, and other safety concerns and, while rare, can happen as late as prior to/during the event. Please email prior to registration to inquire about consideration of any needed special circumstances.

RACE DISTANCE COURSE TIME CUT-OFF is based on a required 15 minute per mile pace.

Course cut offs: 

#1: King George at Rt 450 (10K/Half split): must reach by 9:00am
 Half Marathon participants falling behind pace will be sent onto 10K course to finish.

#2 Boulters Way at Trail Head (Trail entrance): must reach by 9:40am. 

It is our desire that all participants are able to finish the course at their speed within the allowable timelines. At any time during event, if a participant is falling behind pace we reserve the right to modify course for participant or pick up and return to finish. 

Q. Will there be Aid Stations?

A. Bathrooms will be available at mile 2.8 (public restroom), 5, 5.8, 7.5, 10, 11.5, 12
The Mile 2.8, 5.5 restrooms are available for 10K runners.  Restrooms will also be available at the stadium before and after the run. 

Q. Will there be On Course Support?

A. Of course! There will be 7 opportunities for liquids on the half course (three on the 10K course and 1 on the 5K). Every station will have water and electrolyte products (first station will have water only) and the 6.5 mile station will have nutrition. 

Q. Can I run with my headphones on?

A. Any participant who chooses to wear headphones while running assumes full responsibility for their use. Runners must be able to hear all instructions and directions given by race course personnel and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Q. What are the awards for this event?

A. Top 3 overall male and female finishers of the Half Marathon,10K and 5K will receive awards as will the top overall male and female finisher in each age group.  Since this is a race built around the City of Annapolis, we want to honor our hometown runners and will award the top male and female finisher from Annapolis, Maryland in the Half Marathon,10K & 5K race.

Q. Where and when is the awards ceremony?

A. Our awards ceremony, and after party will be at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium!!

Q. Are strollers allowed?

A. Families running with strollers are welcome to participate. Please use your best judgement and make sure you can handle the proposed distance. Strollers must start in the back, may not weave through packs of runners, and must always yield the right of way to other runners. Please be aware of the fact runners are not looking out for you and we ask that everyone respects each other on course and uses good decision making skills and sportsmanlike conduct at all times.

Q. Are dogs allowed?

A. For safety reasons for all runners, dogs are NOT permitted on the race course.

Q. What is the age limit?

A. We do not have an age limit to participate.  We only ask that the runner be in good physical condition and capable of completing the race distance in the given amount of time. 

Q.  How are the events timed?

A.  All races will be electronically tag timed - look for the strip on the back of your race bib and be sure not to crimp it.  Timing will be provided by TCR Event Management.

Q. Where should I park on race day?

A. There is parking at the Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium located at 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401. The Stadium is the race start and finish line for all races.

Q. If I can't race can I get a refund?
A. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds or transfers.

Q. Change or Cancellation of an Event?

A. TCR Event Management, as advised by the Police and Fire/EMS Departments, may cancel, shorten, or alter any event or course due to weather, other acts of God, terrorism, or for any other reasons within or not within the control of the organizers. In the case of event change, all entry fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred toward a future event.  Final decisions regarding conduct of races will be made within an hour to a half hour prior to the start of the race and will be announced over the race public address system, and via the races social media accounts.


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