Rules and Requirements
1) Age Requirements:
Marathon: At least 16 years old
Half-Marathon: At least 14 years old
Team Relay: At least 14 years old
5K: No age restrictions
Kids Fun Run: 12 and under
2) Waiver must be signed – waiver at bottom of registration form (if participant is under 18 years old, parent or guardian must sign the release).
3) Entry fees are non-refundable (sorry, no exceptions)
4) No-shows will NOT be sent t-shirts
5) For your safety, the following are NOT permitted on the course: strollers, skates, hand-held radio/tape/CD players, pets
6) Race numbers and chips required for all races (no chips for Kids Fun Run)
7) The decisions of race director are final in all matters
8) Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in seven (7) hours
9) Half-Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in five (5) hours
10) There is NO race day registration
11) You may defer your entry until next year’s race with a valid medical explanation; HOWEVER you will be charged a $25 processing fee.
To register, PLEASE click here You will receive an email confirmation.
To register by mail or fax, please click here to print registration form. There is a $8 admin fee for mail/fax in registration.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER ONLINE.
The Baltimore Marathon
6725 Santa Barbara Ct., #114
Elkridge, MD 21075
Fax Number: 410-605-9389
Mailed or faxed entries must be received by October 1.
If spots are available, you may register in person, visit the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday, October 16 from noon to 8 PM or Friday, October 17 from noon to 9 PM. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER TO AVOID A SELLOUT.
Race Waiver Form
If you are picking up a race packet for a friend, the below waiver appears on ALL race entry forms and MUST be signed by ALL participants to enter ANY race. (If you registered on-line, you automatically signed the waiver). If you are unsure that your party has signed this form, please print it out and have it signed.
I, ____________________________ (name of the participant) know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am physically fit, medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I hereby certify I am in good health, and I have trained to run the distance of the race that I am entering. I assume all risks associated with running this event, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry into this running event, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Corrigan Sports Enterprises, the Finished Product, Maryland Stadium Authority, their offices, directors, agents, volunteers and employees, Baltimore City, Mayor and City Council, Department of Public Works, Recreation and Parks of Baltimore City, all sponsors, their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings, videos or any other recording of this event for legitimate purpose. I understand that bicycles, skate boards, baby joggers, roller skates or inline skates, and animals in this event and I will abide by this rule.
Signature of the Participant: ________________________________
(Parent/Guardian signature required if participant is less than 18 years old)
The Baltimore Running Festival does not allow for refunds or transfers of entry fee.
We all know that injuries often arise during training after we have registered for a race. The Baltimore Running Festival has different options should this happen to you. We ask that you make your decision as early as you can to avoid issues and possible loss of fees.
If you become injured and cannot participate in the Baltimore Running Festival in any capacity in 2014, you may defer your race entry until 2015. There is a $25 processing fee to do so. To take advantage of this offer please Click Here. You will need to login to your registration and the select "defer" You will automatically be entered into next year's race. If you ran the MD Double your confirmation number has changed since Frederick and you will need to visit the confirmation tab to have it resent to you with the new number.ALL DEFERMENT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT BY OCT 10TH.
Need to make a change to your registration? You can edit everything except your name, gender, and date of birth by logging into your registration HERE.
If you cannot complete the distance you registered for but would still like to participate in the Baltimore Running Festival, you may downgrade to a lesser distance. You will not be given a refund for the difference in entry fee. Depending on when you registered you may be subject to paying the price difference should the prices have increased. To do so, please Click Here to login to your account and select "transfer." We encourage you to make this decision early as possible as WE CANNOT ADD RUNNERS TO AN EVENT ONCE ITS CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED.
If your training is going better than expected and you would like to run a longer race than you originally registered for you may upgrade to a different race by paying the price difference. To do so pleaseClick Here to login to your registration and select "transfer" to upgrade your entry. We encourage you to make this decision early as possible as WE CANNOT ADD RUNNERS TO AN EVENT ONCE ITS CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED.
The Baltimore Running Festival does not allow for refunds or transfers of entry fee. If we find evidence that you sold your bib or at any time advertise the selling of your bib, you will be removed from the field and your registration fee will be donated to charity. All decisions are final.
RACE CANCELLATION POLICY
Corrigan Sports wants provide a safe race environment for all participants. Should there be a time that we feel it is unsafe to start a race or proceed with the race, once it has started, the following policy may be enforced;
If weather or other conditions present a danger to participants, we maintain the right to cancel or modify the race. Public safety officials and medical authorities will be consulted prior to any race cancellation or modification.
READ THE WEATHER SAFETY
BY OUR MEDICAL TEAM
The American College of Sports Medicine has produced guidelines regarding how a race should consider reacting to various weather conditions. The ACSM offers recommendations about the course of action that should be taken in various weather conditions. The temperatures in the ACSM guidelines are all WBGTs (wet bulb globe temperatures). The WBGT is an index that takes into account heat (dry bulb), humidity (wet bulb), and the ambient temperature (black bulb, which factors in additional variables such as reflected heat and wind). This is different than heat index or temperatures reported typically via news sources.
WBGT >82° F (>28° C) Black Flag: Cancel or recommend voluntary withdrawal. (Races that are always held in these conditions should acknowledge the extreme heat risk to the poorly acclimated and non-resident competitors in the pre-race literature and the pre-race announcements)
WBGT 73° F - 82° F (23° C - 28° C) Red Flag: Recommend participants at increased risk for heat collapse withdraw from race and others slow pace to match conditions.
WBGT 65° F - 72° F (18° C - 22° C) Yellow Flag: Recommend participants at increased risk for heat collapse slow pace. Warn entrants of increased risk of heat collapse.
WBGT <65° F (<18° C) Green Flag: Collapse can still occur. Decreased risk of hyperthermic and hypothermic collapse.
WBGT <50° F (<10° C) White Flag: Increased risk of hypothermic collapse.
Should the race be cancelled or altered after the official start due to a heat emergency, runners are to slow their pace to a walk and proceed to the staging area with caution. Hydration stations will be available along the course, as well as medical personnel. Additional fluids may be available; but it should not be assumed that fluid availability would be limitless, due to logistical constraints.
Severe Weather: Cancellation is strongly advised when severe thunderstorms with the threat of lightning threatens the course and are forecasted to continue throughout the time frame of the event. Alteration of the course or race length may be implemented to ensure a safer race environment.
The above conditions will be recognized as “an act of god”, and will not result in the refunding of race entry fees or future race credits.
Should the municipality, beyond CSE’s control, impact CSE’s ability to conduct the event, the same refund policy will be in effect.
Corrigan Sports asserts that each runner assumes a personal responsibility when entering a running event and accepts the potential risks. Corrigan Sports encourages all runners to take all precautions and cooperate with directives given during the race by event personnel.
Corrigan Sports will not knowingly place the participants in danger and burden the medical support community.
Unfortunately, almost all race related expenses will have been incurred prior to the actual race. Should the race be forced to cancel, the financial impact on the race would not be any different than if the race was held in its entirety. Thus, refunding of entry fees would devastate the financial future of the race.