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APGFCU 5 Kilometer

5 Kilometer:
General Information

RACE DATESeptember 15, 2018
START TIME0825hr (after Half Marathon & Relay start)
START/FINISH LOCATIONMillard Tydings Memorial Park 
Commerce St
Havre de Grace, Maryland

There is no parking available at Tydings Park!
PARKING / SHUTTLE BUS LOCATIONWe want to be kind to our generous host, the City of Havre de Grace. There is limited parking available in the City. All runners (except Havre de Grace residents) are strongly encouraged to park at one of the following locations and take the shuttle busses:

Ripken Stadium (Recommended from points South)
873 Long Drive
Aberdeen, 21001

Hollywood Casino Perryville (Recommended from points North.)
1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy
Perryville, MD 21903
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RUNNERS500 (subject to change)

5 Kilometer:



5 kilometer course. The course will follow the half marathon course, be remain within the city limits of Havre de Grace.

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.

Aid Stations / Water Stops

Medical support is provided by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (USUCH). There will be doctors, nurses, physical and respiratory therapists throughout the course. In addition, local ambulance companies are providing ambulances at all aid stations.

You should be properly trained and physically able to complete the event. The medical team is there if needed.
There will be a doctor at the start/finish. The other aid stations will have a physicians assistant or nurse, therapist, trainer and ambulance and crew. The fluid replacement stations on the course will have water and a sports drink. There will also be a toilet.

All stations will have race operations and emergency operations communications with the main command post and the two forward command posts.

REMINDER. On the back of the bib, provide emergency point of contact information not your information. We can get that from the bib number. Need the emergency contact.

5 Kilometer:
Rules & Event Restrictions

  • TIME LIMIT - 50 minutes (16:05 min/mile average pace).  There is a time limit for the 5 kilometer race. This is necessary to ensure the course is clear for the returning half marathon leaders. 
  • AGE REQUIREMENT - At least 12 years old on race day OR have approval from the Race Director.
  • AUTHORIZED RUNNERS - All entrants must display their race bib. You will not be allowed in the coral without a bib! The race bib must be displayed on the chest of the outer garment worn by the runner. Only registered runners will be allowed on the course.  Any participant who, in the sole determination of the Race Director, is a hazard to himself or any participant or spectator, may be removed from the course and, in such an event, will be disqualified from the race. 
  • PERMITTED ITEMS ON-COURSE - The following items are specifically permitted: fanny packs, hydration belts, cups or bike bottles, and one-gallon clear bags.
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS ON-COURSE - The following are prohibited on the course: backpacks of any type (for gear or hydration, this includes Camelbak or Camelbak like fluid containers), runners going backwards, jump ropes, juggling, animals, selfie sticks, glass containers, weapons of any kind, explosives, facemasks, drones, and flags larger than 11″x17″. No wheeled vehicles are allowed other than official race vehicles. No exceptions! This includes: bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, in-line skates, and skateboards. The Race Director reserves the right to disallow additional items at any time.
  • ELECTRONIC DEVICES & HEADSETS - We expect all participants to use good judgment and take responsibility for their actions should they wear an electronic device with a headset during the race. We do ask that all participants be able to hear last minute instructions both at the start and finish lines, and that the ear buds be removed at these locations.
  • ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES & INFORMATION - In some areas, only the side of the road runners are on will be closed to vehicular traffic. Police and volunteers will be stationed at major intersections and crossroads, but not at minor roads or private driveways. As such, it is imperative that you stay within the cones marking the course and stay alert. Any deviations from the marked race course can result in a disqualification.  It is our intent to provide the safest possible race course. Those who participate in violation of these rules will be disqualified and removed from the course.  Foot runners and authorized vehicles have the right-of-way at all times, but runners should be cautious at intersections, side streets, and divided roads as impatient drivers may not read these rules. Any assistance received from anyone other than an official race volunteer or other course official may result in a disqualification. Safety and security is a primary concern for this event. All bags are subject to search at any time.

5 Kilometer:
Finisher Premium & Awards

Finisher Premium

Each 5 kilometer finisher will receive a t-shirt.


5 Kilometer Finisher Tee

At instant classic, super soft and super comfy!
Its a lightweight poly/cotton blend with tearaway label.  Wear it running or wear it casual, it will soon be your favorite shirt.


  • Open: Top Overall Male and Female.  Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers.  Gun time will be used for the overall prize winners. To make this event even more special, it is our intent that 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.” We are still working to procure these awards. 
  • Masters (40+): Top Overall Male and Female. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female masters finishers.  Gun time will be used for the overall prize winners.
  • Age Group Awards.  Non-cash age group awards will go to the top three male and female finishers in the following groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over. Net time (the time recorded by the timing chip) will be used for all age-group scoring and awards, including Masters.

Frequent Asked Questions

Start time for the 5 kilometer is approximately 0825hr local time.