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When

October 21, 2017

Where

Through the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area, historic Federal Hill and charming Fells Point.
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Who

You and all of Your Running Friends
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Baltimore Running Festival Registration Fees Only

Registration Fees

Age Range Open – 12/31 1/1 – 2/28 3/1 – 7/31 8/1 – 10/18 Expo Price
Marathon 16+ $95 $105 $115 $125 $145
Half Marathon 14+ $80 $95 $105 $115 $125
Team Relay 14+ $220 $240 $255 $265 $280
5K All Ages $40 $40 $45 $50 $65
BaltiMORON-a-thon 14+ $110 $130 $145 $160 $185
Kids Fun Run 12 and under $15 $15 $15 $15 $20

Online Registration Closes 10/18/2017 at 11:59pm ET

TO REGISTER FOR THE KING CRAB CHALLLENGE OR THE MARYLAND DOUBLE, VISIT THIS LINK TO GO TO THE FREDERICK RUNNING FESTIVAL REGISTRATION PAGE.

Register by Mail or Fax

To register by mail or fax, please contact [email protected] for a printable registration form. There is a $15 admin fee for mail/fax in registration.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER ONLINE.  ERRORS OFTEN OCCUR WHEN WE CANNOT READ HANDWRITING OR FIELDS ARE INADVERTENTLY OMITTED.  PLUS YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO MAKE ANY EDITS TO YOUR REGISTRATION WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Mail to:
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.

Register in Person

If spots are available, you may register in person, visit the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday, October 19 from noon to 8 PM or Friday, October 20 from noon to 8 PM. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER TO AVOID A SELLOUT.

Rules and Requirements

  • 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
  • Waiver must be signed – waiver at bottom of registration form (if participant is under 18 years old, parent or guardian must sign the release).
  • Entry fees are non-refundable (sorry, no exceptions)
  • No-shows will NOT be sent t-shirts
  • For your safety, the following are NOT permitted on the course: strollers, skates, hand-held radio/tape/CD players, pets
  • Race numbers and chips required for all races (no chips for Kids Fun Run)
  • The decisions of race director are final in all matters
  • Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in seven (7) hours
  • Half-Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in five (5) hours
  • There is NO race day registration
  • You may defer your entry until next year’s race with a valid medical explanation; HOWEVER you will be charged a $25 processing fee.

Edit Registration

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.

Downgrade

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. 

Upgrade

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 please Click 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.

Deferment

If you become injured and cannot participate in the Baltimore Running Festival in any capacity in 2017, you may defer your race entry until 2018. 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 NOT 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 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH. 

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.

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.

The two primary influences on the cancellation decision are heat index and severe weather.

Heat Index: High heat and humidity measured in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for participation in endurance events could result in cancellation or alteration of the race. The measurement system is based on the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), which is used to determine heat risk to runners. It is calculated by an equation that includes ambient temperature (20%), relative humidity (70%), and radiant heat (10%). The stratification of risk is as follows for runners in shoes, shorts, and a shirt: Here are the ACSM recommendations;

WBGT Range: Runner Recommendation  Race Recommendation
Greater than 82F Do not run Cancel race
> 75F to 81F Slow pace, additional hydrationHeat sensitive should not run Shorten race / alter course

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 th 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.