About This Event

Ranked by Active.com in 2014 as One of the Nations Top 10 Scenic Spring Races, the 6th Annual Half Marathon, Relay & Kids K is a 13.1 mile race with a 3-leg relay component (3.5 miles, 6.1 miles and 3.5 miles).  All proceeds from the race support our local Back on My Feet Baltimore Chapter.  

If you are looking for a reasonably priced spring half, if you are looking for a family friendly race, if you are looking for a fantastic first-timers half, if you are looking for an out an back race full of runners who want to support YOU in getting to the finish line and reaching your goals, you have come to the right place.  

See complete 2014 RESULTS HERE.

Check out our 2015 training schedule here!

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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 Members whom you will be running alongside.

 

Kids K

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 $15. 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!

FundRacers

WHAT IS FUNDRACING?

FundRacing is an enjoyable fundraising experience that not only provides you with an entry into one of the best half marathons in town, but offers the opportunity for you to make your miles count for more.  In exchange for your registration fee, you commit to raising a set amount of money, all of which goes directly to Back on My Feet to help grow our program and move more individuals experiencing homelessness towards self-sufficiency.

WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU FUNDRACE

Not only is FundRacing a fun way to get involved with Back on My Feet and the running community, but you will also receive exclusive high-quality Back on My Feet branded gear from our FundRacing apparel partner, Champion System!

Depending on the FundRacing level you achieve, you will receive one or more of these items:

  • Performance Socks – Great for a wide range of sports and activities.
  • Performance Short Sleeve Top – It will keep you dry and comfortable as well as protect you from harmful UV rays with UV protection.
  • Long Sleeve Performance Top – Great for those colder runs.
  • Running Shorts – Loose fitting with a liner to keep comfortable during runs.
  • Run Singlet – A sleeveless design for training and race day.
  • Wind Breaker – A breathable polyester design that features a mesh liner and high collar.  Great for post-race cool down or just walking around the town.

6th Annual Half Marathon, Relay & Kids K FundRacing benefits also include the opportunity to include a quote on our race premium!  Make a statement and leave your mark on our 2015 race! 

Contact Jackie for any additional questions.

2014 Results

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

The Nitty Gritty

Below are the specifics: 

Tentative Schedule:

  • 7:00am - Day of Registration/Packet Pick-up opens
  • 7:55am - Shuttles leave for Monkton Station with 2nd leg relays
  • 8:00am  -Kids K Start 
  • 8:30am – Half Marathon & Relay Start and shuttles leave for Monkton Station 
  • 10:45am - Awards Ceremony at the finish line

Parking: Carpooling is always, always recommended! We will have parking attendants on site to help direct traffic to the various Oldfields parking lots.  Please be courteous, as they are volunteers.  Chief parking attendant is Sean.  Be sure to say hi.  He will have a few maps on him to direct people to the Monkton Relay exchange. Please keep in mind that Glencoe Rd. will be CLOSED COMPLETELY from 8:15 - 8:45am for the race start. We'd recommend parking BEFORE then, or you'll find yourself parked on Glencoe Rd. watching the race go by. It will reopen from 8:45 - 11:45 for one way traffic. 

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.

  • 7:55am  - Shuttles leave for Monkton Station with all 2nd leg relays
  • 8:30am – Shuttles leave for Monkton Station 
  • 9:00am  - 11:30pm – 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. Awards might also include gifts from Livewire Energy and Rocktape.

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! Check back for the fun & exciting colors of this year's swag!

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, March 25th and between 5pm and 9pm at the MAC in Harbor East at 655 S. President St. #200, Baltimore, MD 21202 on Thursday, March 26th. 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 Adler, 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.

Race Ambassador

Want a free entry? Help us recruit runners and volunteers for the race!  Recruit 10 people and YOUR entry is free!  Contact Jackie to sign up!