|RACE DATE||September 15, 2018|
|START/FINISH LOCATION||Millard Tydings Memorial Park |
Havre de Grace, Maryland
There is no parking available at Tydings Park!
|PARKING / SHUTTLE BUS LOCATION||We 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
Hollywood Casino Perryville (Recommended from points North.)
1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy
Perryville, MD 21903
|MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RUNNERS||2,500 (subject to change)|
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 go down toward the water then up to the hill to the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge.
The bridge is 7,624 feet long and nearly 100 feet high, providing breathtaking view of the Susquehanna River emptying into the Chesapeake Bay.
Awaiting on the other side is Perryville and a run along Aiken Avenue, a tree-lined street with turn-of-the-century charm.
The course then leads into the Perry Point VA Medical Center campus which is perched at the head of the Chesapeake Bay providing sweeping water views. The runners will enter a loop around Perryville Community Park. Relay runners will exchange here. The course re-enters the Perry Point VA Campus where they will be cheered on by veterans as they traverse the gorgeous Perry Point Campus.
The course makes a turn again through Perryville and another pass across the Hatem Bridge towards Havre de Grace. The last two miles wind through downtown and along the waterfront. The half marathon course ends with a final dash past the Decoy Museum and Maritime Museum towards the finish line at Tydings Park.
All half marathon finishers will receive a Hi Vis Green Finisher 1/4 Zip Pullover. This fitted, technical fabric, pullover is a worthy souvenir of an epic finish! Breathable, moisture-managing interlock fabric with anti-bacterial treatment. Ladies include thumbholes.
All Premiums available in Men and Women's Cut.
All half marathon finishers will receive a medal. The medal design includes the Hatem Bridge which is crossed twice. It also includes the Concord Point Light House, one of the oldest lighthouses on the east coast.
Pace Groups. We are excited that Balitmore Pacemkers will be providing pacers for our race. More infomraiton to come.
Half marathon and the relay start at 8 AM. The 5K will start at 8:15 AM. Runners for the half marathon and relay need to be in the start corral at 7:50 AM.
Results will be posted at on this web page and Charm City's website.
Both races have the same start and finish. The start will be on Union Ave. about 50 yards from registration. The finish will be on Commerce St at the other end of the venue.
Parking may be limited in Havre de Grace. Runners coming from south of the Susquehanna River are encouraged to park at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD and use the shuttle bus. Take the MD-22 exit number 85 towards ABERDEEN/CHURCHVILLE. .Take MD-22 west to Long Drive and follow to Ripken Stadium. Look for the shuttle buses in the lot to the right.
If you are coming from North of the Susquehanna River the use the lot at Hollywood Casino. Take Exit 93 toward MD-222 S/Perryville. The entrance to Hollywood Casino Perryville is straight ahead. If you are coming from the south on I-95 you will pay a toll. Take the exit to MD-222 and go west on MD-222, the casino will be at a traffic light on the right.
This is the inaugural race. Train well the record could be yours.