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, June 6th - 12pm-6pm - at Fleet Feet Sports Baltimore, 1852 Reisterstown Rd #104 
Pikesville, MD 21208

Thursday, June 7th and 8th - 12pm-6pm - at Maple Lawn, 8191 Maple Lawn Blvd. #D, Fulton, MD 20759

Saturday, June 9th - Packet pickup is available on race day. Please get there early as it may be busy.

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

Yes, 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.

Please note – your credit card statement will reflect the University of Maryland Medical System as the vendor for all Maryland Half Marathon & 5K credit card transactions.

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 receives 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 per sign. Payment and content is due by May 21, 2018. For more information on purchasing a personalized "Run with a purpose!" sign, please email or call 410.328.8530.

Will there be chip timing?

Yes, the Half Marathon and 5K races will be professionally timed by Racine MultiSports.

Racine MultiSports

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 there any training programs for this race?


Fleet Feet Sports Baltimore offers group training. 

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 Run 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: