Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to important questions you may have about the race.

Will I receive a finisher medal?

Yes, the Half Marathon, 5K and Kid's Fun Run finishers will receive a medal.

What are the dates, times and locations of packet pick-up?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
CCR Timonium
2:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, May 11, 2017
CCR Columbia
2:00-7:00 pm

Friday, May 12, 2017
Maple Lawn
8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., 1st floor
Fulton, MD 20759
12:00-6:00 pm

Can I pick up my packet the morning of the race?

Yes, new this year, you can pick up your packet on race day.  Please plan accordingly and give yourself plenty of time as it may be busy.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

You may have someone else pick up your packet (bib number, participant shirt and Goodie Bag) during any of the packet pick-ups. The person getting your packet will need a signed note from you or a copy of an email from you and his/her photo ID. Please don't send the note authorizing someone to pick up your packet directly to us. The person picking up your packet should bring the note (or a printout of an email) with him/her to a packet pick-up location!

Are all participants eligible to fundraise?

YES!!  All fundraisers, Half Marathon and 5K runners are encouraged to fundraise and earn premiums.

If someone wants to write a check in support of my fundraising campaign to whom should their check(s) be made payable?

Checks should be made payable to UMMS Foundation/MHM with the runner/fundraiser's name noted on the memo line.

Where should I send offline donations that I have collected in support of my fundraising campaign?

UMMS Foundation/MHM, Attn: Tara Ettinger, 110 South Paca Street, 9th floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

Note: please do not send cash donations in the mail—convert to money order (made payable to UMMS Foundation/MHM).

Click here for a printable donation form.

Will offline donations made in support of my fundraising campaign (checks or money orders mailed to the UMMS Foundation) show on my fundraising page?

Yes, but only if we know whose fundraising campaign to credit. To ensure you receive credit for these donations be sure to include a note with your name so we can credit the donation to your fundraising total. In order for the people that have donated to get a tax receipt, we will also need their name, mailing address, and donation amount.

How much does it cost to register?

Maryland Half Marathon - $75.00 (increases to $90.00 on raceday)

5K - $40.00

Kids Fun Run - $20.00

For online registration, we recommend not using Internet Explorer.

What time does the race start?

The Half Marathon will begin at 8:00 a.m., the 5K will beging at 8:30 a.m. and the Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Where does the race start and finish?

The race begins and ends at Maple Lawn.

Is there parking available?

Yes! There is plenty of FREE parking at the Maple Lawn Community.

Can my friends and family attend the post-race festival?

Yes, friends and family are encouraged to come and visit the vendor booths as well as enjoy the music.

Where is the closest hotel to the event?

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia/Laurel
7531 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723

2.3 miles from Maple Lawn

Do I have to fundraise?

Fundraising is not required, but strongly suggested!  You can earn cool incentive premiums and you will be raising money for the battle against cancer.

Will my friends and family who sponsor me get a tax-deduction?

Yes, all contributions are 100% tax deductible.  Each contributor receive a tax receipt for their records.

Will there be food after the race?

Runners will be treated to a variety of food and beverages after the race.  There will be more food available for purchase after the race (and plenty of free samples too!).

Is there a way to honor those who fought or are fighting cancer?

Yes! A limited number of inspirational "Run with a purpose!" signs are available for personalization. These signs will be posted along the course with encouraging messages for our runners.  All signs will include "Run for:" printed in the upper left corner. The cost is 50.00 per sign.  For more information on purchasing a personalized "Run with a purpose!" sign, please email or call 410.328.8530.

Will there be chip timing?


How many water stops will there be?

There will be 8 water stops, 3 with Gatorade for the Half Marathon and 1 water stop for the 5K.

Are any running stores holding training programs for this race?


Jack Beach USATF Certified Level 1 Coach and RRCA Certified Coach
Charm City Run
Fleet Feet

How old do you have to be to run the Half Marathon?

You must be 14 years of age to run the Half Marathon.

There is no age limit for the 5K. If you are 13 and under, you will be required to have parental permission.

What is the appropriate age group for the Kids Fun Run? 

The Kids Fun is approximately half a mile and is open to all children 12 and under. Click here for more information.

Are walkers welcome?


How long is the course open?

The Half Marathon course will be open for 4 hours.

The 5K course will be open for 1 hour.

More Questions?

Contact Tara Ettinger at: