Rosaryville Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run

September 6, 2020 and Virtual

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Description

This year’s Rosaryville Half Marathon and 10K trail running race is planned to be a hybrid event…meaning we will have both an in-person event and a virtual event.  The in-person race is scheduled for Sunday September 6, 2020 and the virtual race occurs any time between August 22, 2020 and September 13, 2020.  The race is approved to happen by PG County and the state.

Start list and check-in times (corral)

Pre-race information email

The in-person event is currently sold out and we have a waitlist in place.  The in-person race has a cap of 300 runners.  Racers will have staggered starting times between 7am and 10am on race dayFind your check-in time.

The virtual event allows you flexibility on when and where to run the race.  You can run any time between August 22, 2020 and September 13, 2020.  You can run the virtual race at a park near your home, on a treadmill, or even at Rosaryville State Park itself (just not on the in-person race morning)!

Our charity partner for this event is the Capital Area Food Bank.  If you are able, please consider making a donation to this amazing organization during registration.

Rosaryville Course Descriptions

Conveniently located right off the Capital Beltway, Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, MD offers fun and challenging terrain, that is also beginner friendly. Not overly technical in nature, this race course is perfect for an early season trail running race.

The race course at Rosaryville is beautiful and fun and winds through mixed hardwood forests and fields. The trails are twisty, relatively smooth, relatively flat and fast. The half marathon course includes the 9 mile perimeter trail, the 2 mile interior trail, and wide open horse trails. The 10K course includes 5 miles of the perimeter trail and just over one mile of wide open horse trails.

Course Length: 13.1 Miles OR 6.7 Miles

10K Course

Half Marathon Course

Summary of COVID Precautions

Our social distancing plan has been approved by the PG County Health Department as well as MD DNR.  A summary of our precautions are below.

  • Start times will be staggered from 7am to 10am. 10K runners will start between 7am and 8:30am and half marathon runners will start between 8:30 and 10am. Note: the 10K runners are going first to avoid congestion on the trails and finish area since the end of the half marathon course is shared with the 10K course.
  • Each runner will have a specific 15 minute start window and 30 minute start window. For example, the first check-in window is 7am to 7:15am and the first start window is 7am to 7:30am. You will have an opportunity to select your start window, but EX2 reserves the right to reassign you if needed.
  • Each check-in group will be 25 people.
  • Groups 10 people (max) will start every 5 minutes. Smaller groups will start if there is not a queue.
  • Check-in is touchless and event will be chip timed.
  • It is expected that each runner arrives and proceeds to check-in ready to run. Portajohns will be available in the start queue while the runner is getting ready to start. We do not want people checking in and going back to your car.
  • Race giveaways (T-shirt and medal) and post-race food and water are grab and go only and pre-packaged. We will have breakfast burritos, but the selection of food will be MUCH smaller than normal.
  • Parking, check-in, start, and finish areas of the event will have ample room for social distancing.
  • Signage will be used to remind people to wear their face coverings and stay socially distanced at all times.
  • Face coverings are required at all times when in check-in, starting, and finish areas.
  • Runners must carry a face covering during event (when running) and use when passing if ample distance is not available on the trail. If a racer doesn’t have a face covering, then one will be provided to them during check-in.
  • Aid stations are staffed for safety only – no water will be provided with the exception of one water refill station at about the halfway point on the half marathon course. Athletes are required to carry their own hydration.
  • There is no post-race awards ceremony.
  • Runners are not allowed to stay after the race except to cool down.
  • Spectators are not allowed. Strictly enforced.
  • Ample restrooms (portajohns and park bathrooms) are available to minimize queues. All restrooms will be sanitized once every 2 hours by EX2 staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations available at check-in, start, and finish.
  • All racers will be required to self-validate that they do not have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to anyone suspected to have COVID for the 14 days leading up to event.

Registration Fees

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
$70 – New year by 1/5/20
$75 – Early by 8/6/20
$80 – Regular by 9/3/20

10K
$45 – New year by 1/5/20
$50 – Early by 8/6/20
$55 – Regular by 9/3/20

Virtual
$45

 

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, sweet finisher medal, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, awesome aid stations, medical support, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and other tasty treats – yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards and give-a-ways, and a race t-shirt you’ll love.

Directions

Rosaryville State Park
7801 West Marlton Ave.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

From Virginia:

  • Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway (I495) north to exit 11A, MD-4 South.
  • Travel 3.1 miles then take right onto Woodyward Rd./MD-223 South.
  • Travel .3 miles then take left onto Marlboro Pike/Osborne Rd. After .5 miles, Marlboro Pike changes to Osborne Rd.
  • Travel 2.3 miles on Osborne Rd. to a right onto Crain Hwy/US-301 South.
  • Travel .2 miles then take a right into the park, on West Marlton Ave.

From Baltimore and points north:

  • Take the inner loop of the Capital Beltway (I495) south to exit 11A, MD-4 South.
  • Travel 3.1 miles then take right onto Woodyward Rd./MD-223 South.
  • Travel .3 miles then take left onto Marlboro Pike/Osborne Rd. After .5 miles, Marlboro Pike changes to Osborne Rd.
  • Travel 2.3 miles on Osborne Rd. to a right onto Crain Hwy/US-301 South.
  • Travel .2 miles then take a right into the park, on West Marlton Ave.

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring earphones are not permitted.
  • Outside assistance is only permitted within 50 meters of an aid station.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • Half marathon racers must maintain a minimum pace that will allow for a 4 hour maximum finish.
  • Pets and Pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Male and Female – 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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