The first annual St. Michaels Running Festival, sponsored by the YMCA of the Chesapeake, in partnership with Eastern Shore Endurance Events, LLC, will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in historic St. Michaels, MD on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This event is a family oriented recreational and sporting event, based on promoting community health, physical fitness and wellness in the Bay Hundred area.
Festival participants will enjoy St. Michaels Main Street charm while experiencing its colonial past. Included in the Festival activities will be a half marathon on a soon-to-be certified USATF course, a 10K run and a 5K run/walk. The races and walks are open to people of all fitness levels and abilities. A day-long festival, following the races and walks will feature a variety of vendors, including restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations, along with live music and awards.
The Festival will benefit the local business and nonprofit community. A portion of the proceeds from this community-wide event will benefit the St. Michaels Family YMCA for its new building fund and the St. Michaels Community Center for its summer youth programs, as well as other area nonprofit organizations. Administrative support is provided by Running Maryland.