About This Event
Registration Fees: Well, it's not free. But it is surely one of the cheapest races in town. Please note that the cost of your race entry is in no way proportional to the amount of fun you'll have running this race. If that were the case, well, this race would cost you a small fortune! All proceeds from the race support our Back on My Feet program, and the BoMF whom you will be running alongside.
Ranked by Active.com in 2014 as One of the Nations Top 10 Scenic Spring Races
Congratulations to ALL 2014 finishers! Whether this was your 1st or 51st race, we are proud of YOU!
See complete 2014 RESULTS HERE.
Congratulations to our award winners:
Overall Male Half-Marathon Winner: Mike Merkle 1:18:04 (2013 Champion)
Overall Female Half-Marathon Winner: Amy Voiland 1:31:14 (2012 Champion)
Overall Male Relay: Team Dumont 1:31:21
Overall Female Relay: Super Ladies 1:45:24
Overall Co'ed Relay: Serious Business 1:40:17
Men 19 & Under: Konrad Shire
Men 20-29: Curt Forst
Men 30-39: Brian Carlson
Men 40-49: Scott Smith
Men 50-59: Ricky Orange
Men 60+: Robert Hesselbacher
Women 19 & Under: Cameron Brooks Miller
Women 20-29: Allison Letourneau (2013 Champion)
Women 30-39: Amber Ellis
Women 40-49: Sandi Simon
Women 50-59: Stacey Seabrook
Women 60+: Victoria Glose
Most Spirited Individual (s): Team Cat Fancy
Best Dressed: Scott Smith (who showed up in a suit complete with vest!)
Most Spirited Team: Team SOBO for their team efforts in sponsoring a spot-o-pot
Best First Half: Aaron Wilson 1:41:59
Best Baton: Team J-Lo and da Boyz using a stuffed teddy bear as a baton
Best Waterstop/Cheer Station: Oldfields Ladies #1
College/University Challenge (most student/employee/faculty recruits): Loyola University
Thank You FundRacers
A HUGE thank you to our FundRacers who raised over $6,000 to support Back on My Feet!
1. John Wurzer
2. Yuen Huang
3. Erica McConnell
4. Melissa Bellin
5. Nikole Schiavone
6. Joy Gerardi
Please take a minute to fill out our Post-Race FundRacing Survey to tell us about your experience:
Back again this year the Kids K - a 1K loop for the kiddos! Race will start at 8:30am and the kids will take a scenic loop through the Oldfields campus. Headbands and ribbons for all finishers. Check out the loop map here.
Facepainting for the whole family from 8am til 10:30am!
Registration is $10. In advance, or day of.
Kids K FAQs
- Will I be able to see my child running the entirety of the course? No, the course loop ducks back behind the Oldfields school and then re-emerges to the finish.
- Is there an age minimum required to participate? Nope!
- Can I run with my child on the course? Surely!
The Nitty Gritty
Below are last years specifics. We're keeping them up to give you a better idea on what to expect, but we'll have more details ironed out soon...
- 7:30am - Day of Registration/Packet Pick-up opens
- 8:25am - Shuttles leave for Monkton Station with 2nd leg relays
- 8:30am -Kids K Start
- 9:00am – Half Marathon & Relay Start and shuttles leave for Monkton Station
- 11:15am - Awards Ceremony at the finish line
Course: Course will begin at Oldfields School and travel .63 miles along Glencoe Rd to where it intersects with the NCR trail. Runners will head NORTH on the trail towards Monkton and will run 5.92 miles out, turn around and come back. To check out the course map, click here! Look out! The location change means that there are some rolling hills for the first and last .63 miles of the half marathon and for the first and last relay runners.
Learn more about the history surrounding the places you'll be running, here.
*THIS COURSE IS NOT USATF certified but it is an official appoximation as deemed by Race Committee member Sean Ferguson's Garmin, as skilfully wielded by Race Committee member Greg Schwalenberg.
Relay Course: Relay exchange will take place at Monkton Station. Runners will be able to park along the Monkton Rd. shoulder. We will have shuttles running as well. Please note that it is likely that only the last leg of the relay teams will have a numbered bib.
- 8:25am - Shuttles leave for Monkton Station with all 2nd leg relays
- 9:00am – Shuttles leave for Monkton Station
- 9:30am - 12:00pm – Continuous shuttle service pick-up at Monkton Station & drop off at Oldfields
Aid Stations: There are 2 aid stations located on the course, so you will pass by 4 in total at 3.25, 5.7, 7.4, and 9.85. Water, Gatorade chews and Gatorade will be available at the aid stations.
Spot-o-pots: Who are we kidding, these are always runners primary concern. There will be spot-o-pots at the race start. There should be restrooms at Monkton Station, and 1-2 sparsely scattered along the trail.
Awards: Including, but not limited to Half-marathon Overall Male & Female Winners, Half-marathon Age Group Winners, Top All Male Relay Team, Top All-Female Relay Team, Top Co-Ed Relay Team, Most Spirited Individual, Most Spirited Team, College/Uni that recruits the most students/faculty/employees, Best Waterstop on the course, Best Dressed, Best Baton (All runners must RUN the relay, wheels and/or motorized vehicles are not acceptable batons. Baton must arrive at the same time as the runner. Throwing the baton is not an acceptable way to signal the next leg of your relay team, or indicate you have finished the race.) NO CASH PRIZES. But more than just a high-five.
Timing: Timing will be performed by the dextrous hands of our race committee with very gracous help from the Baltimore Road Runners Club (Thank You!) and Dan Miranda's affinity for Microsoft Excel. By completing your registration, you waive the right to gripe over the hand-timed margin of error.
Runner's Premium: Who needs t-shirts? More running gear? You're all runners! You've got enough of that! What about NEON PINK sweatbands (show off your BoMF spirit!) and re-usable LIME GREEN bags. We're so GREEN!
Packet Pick-up: The MAC will be hosting packet pick-up for your convenience prior to race day. Packets can be picked up between 5pm and 9pm at the MAC Timonium at 110 W. Timonium Rd, Timonium, MD 21093 on Wednesday, April 2nd and between 5pm and 9pm at the MAC in Harbor East at 655 S. President St. #200, Baltimore, MD 21202 on Thursday, April 3rd. There will also be race day pick-up, but would strongly encourage picking up packets early if you are able! Someone may come and pick-up your packet for you.
Also, the MAC has generously invited all those picking up their packets ahead of time at either the Harbor East location or the Timonium location to pack a gym bag and work out while they are there!
K9's: In honor of our favorite team pups like Honey Dip, dogs are welcome to join the race. They do not need a separate bib. They must be on a leash as per NCR policy. We just ask that owners be mindful of fellow runners as well as two way traffic on the trail.
Training: Baltimore BoMF teams run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30am, as well as Saturdays at 7am. They have already begun a training plan for both the half-marathon and relay distances. Visit our Run With Us page to register for an orientation and more details on how to join.