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Half Rules

& Awards

General Information

START TIMESaturday, September 28, 2019 | 0800hr (tentative)
START/FINISH LOCATIONMillard Tydings Memorial Park
Commerce St
Havre de Grace, Maryland

There is no parking available at Tydings Park!  See our 'Parking' page
TIME LIMIT50 minutes (16:00 min/mile average pace).  While this will NOT be strictly enforced, 5K finishers slower than this pace must yeild to the Half Marathon, Relay, and 10K participants.
AID STATIONS2 Total @ 1.2 mi | 1.8 mi  
AGE RESTRICTIONMust be 10 years or older on race day
BRIDGE RESTRICTIONSThe 5-Kilometer race will not cross the bridge.  5-Kilometer participants are prohibited from crossing the bridge.



*** Course is subject to change.

The 2018 course is currently posted.
We are working to make some slight modifications to the course to enhance the runner expereince.

Starting at Tydings Park in historic Havre De Grace overlooking the Marina and Chesapeake Bay. Runners embark on Union Avenue which is lined with Victorian homes. Runners turn down along Water Street and follow the half marathon route towards Juniata Street. At Juniata, runners will reverse course a veer left along the loop towards the Lock House.

The last mile winds through downtown and the along the waterfront. The course ends with a final dash past the Decoy Museum and Maritime Museum towards the finish line at Tydings Park.

Finisher Premium & Awards



5-Kilometer - Finisher Premium

All 5-Kilometer finishers will receive finihser premium.  The item and design will be revealed in early 2019.

The 2018 finisher premium for the 5-Kilometer was a blended t-shirt (shown above).


5-Kilometer - Finisher Medal

All 5-Kilometer finishers will receive a medal. The item and design will be revealed in early 2019.

The 2018 medal design for the 5-Kilometer featured the Hatem Bridge and Concord Point Light House, one of the oldest lighthouses on the east coast (shown above).


The chart below list the awards to be given within each category.  Gun time (clock time) will be used for Overall and Masters (40+) awards.  Net time (the time recorded by the timing chip) will be used for all age-group scoring and awards.

There will be NO duplication of awards. No double-dipping.  If the Overall winners (top 3 male/female) are over 40 they will be dropped from the Masters (40+) group awards.  The Overall winners and Masters (40+) winners will also be dropped from thier respective age categories.

Awards will be handed out the day of the race only. No awards will be mailed.  If there is an unforeseen circumstance that prevents awards from being picked up on race day, awards may be picked up at a designated location within two weeks.

To make this event even more special, the top three overall male and female runners will receive a hand carved decoy from a local artisan. 
After all, Havre De Grace is the “Decoy Capital of the World.”

Group / Category Award Based on
 First Place Male / Female
 Second Place Male / Female
 Third Place Male / Female

Hand Carved Decoy and $100 check
Hand Carved Decoy and $75 check
Hand Carved Decoy and $50 check
Gun Time
Masters (40+)
 First Place Male / Female
 Second Place Male / Female
 Third Place Male / Female 

Hand Carved Decoy
Non-monetary award
Non-monetary award
Gun Time
Age Group Awards
 19 & Under (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 20-29 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 30-39 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 40-49 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 50-59 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 60-69 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
70 & Over (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Non-monetary awardsChip Time