Ocean City Running Festival

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Runners, there’s still time to sign up for this Saturday’s running festival! For those already registered, check out the schedule of events as provided by race organizer, Corrigan Sports.

Runners Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
3p to 9p- EXPO & PACKET PICK UP
Ocean City, Maryland’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
6a to 7a- RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP
You must sign-up for this option HERE.

OCEAN CITY INLET
501 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

7:30a- MARATHON START TIME
OCEAN CITY INLET
501 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

7:50a- SHUTTLES TO HALF-MARATHON START DEPART
All half-marathon participants should park at the Inlet Parking Lot and take the shuttle buses to your start line at Assateague State Park in the day beach parking lot.  These shuttles will only travel one-way (to the start line prior to the race) and will not make any return trips to the park.  By parking at the Inlet, your vehicle will be waiting for you when you finish the race and you will be able to depart at your leisure. \

PLEASE NOTE: There is no race day parking available at the Assateague State Park day beach lot. Runners may be dropped off at the round-a-bout outside the day beach lot but are required to do so prior to 8:00am so that we can make way for the shuttle bus drop off and the arrival of marathoners.

We will have enough shuttle buses for every one of the half-marathon starters.  ALL SHUTTLE BUSES WILL LEAVE SIMULTANEOUSLY AT 7:50am after the start of the full marathon and just prior to the 5K/8K Start. Please do not miss your bus as there will be no alternate travel plans available.

Shuttles are scheduled to arrive at the half-marathon start line at 8:15am.  Once you arrive, the bathhouse with toilets, and sinks will be open. (We will supplement the bathhouse with additional port-a-pots.) In addition the 5 Tides Restaurant and Retail Shop will be open offering cooked to order breakfast, premium coffee, snacks and more!

8a- 5K & 8K START TIME
OCEAN CITY INLET
501 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

9:15a- HALF MARATHON START TIME
ASSATEAGUE STATE PARK
Main Beach Parking Lot

8a to 3p- POST RACE CELEBRATION FEATURING JIMMY CHARLES
OCEAN CITY INLET
501 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

ALL RUNNERS CAN ENJOY FREE THRASHER’S FRIES AFTER THE RACE

Known for his High energy, passionate and soulful performances, Jimmy Charles is a rising star you don’t want to miss. An Ocean City, Md. native, Jimmy Charles headed to Nashville to pursue his music dreams after graduating from Towson University. He appeared on the ninth season of “American Idol” and has toured the country opening for Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner, Merle Haggard and more since launching his music career in 2014. The singer/songwriter found early success with his first single, “Whatever It Takes,” and the power of his second release, “Superman,” solidified his place in the spotlight. Currently his single “They Grow Up Too Fast” is one of the top trending audios on Social media Reels and stories and his song/video “It’s a Maryland Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand” along with receiving Millions of collective streams/views is also being referred to as the new anthem for the State.

9a- 5K & 8K AWARDS CEREMONY
OCEAN CITY INLET
501 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

12n- HALF MARATHON & MARATHON AWARDS CEREMONY
OCEAN CITY INLET
501 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

Good luck to everyone running in the inaugural festival! Tag us in your photos on social @ocmdhotels

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