The 2017 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the new Severna Park High School, starting time 07:30 AM. It is the 26th year of the marathon and 22st year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate 26 years of running the marathon. The race starts and finishes at the heated school cafeteria, with post race massages, music, food, and showers available.
Update Mar. 16, 2017 Online Registration has closed but if you want to run in this event you can still register at the Race Expo on Saturday, March 25th from 10am to 3pm. The fee is $100 for either the half or full marathon. See below for more info about registration and the expo.
Update Jan. 9, 2017: We need volunteers! Please check out the Volunteers section below.
Transfers and Refunds
For $10, participants are free to transfer from the full marathon to the half marathon:
Log into Active.com at https://myevents.active.com to view your B & A registration, then choose "Change event category" in order to make the switch.
Packet Pick-up and Race Expo
Packet Pick-upPacket pickup will be held at Severna Park High School on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00AM-5:00PM. Race day packet pick up: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6:00-7:00 AM at Severna Park High School.
Race ExpoThe race expo will be on Saturday March 25th, 2017 at Severna Park High School from 10:00AM - 5:00PM featuring the Annapolis Strider's merchandise, local running stores, and other vendors. You may register for the race at the expo if the field is not full.
The course will run approximately two miles on residential streets with the remainder on the B & A Trail; an asphalt “rails to trails” bike and running path. There is one significant hill on the marathon course. The course is USATF certified (Boston qualifier). Volunteers will monitor all turns and most intersections. The course will be closed to automobile traffic, but there are numerous road crossings and the trail IS open to other runners, walkers and bicyclists. Please be alert and courteous.
USATF Course Certification: MD17001LMJ (Half-Marathon) and MD17002LMJ (Full Marathon)
Typical unpredictable March weather, with temperatures ranging from the low 40s to the high 60s with rainy and windy conditions possible.
The marathon course will close at six hours (13:45/mile pace). Please plan accordingly. The time limit will be strictly enforced. An early start is not offered. Course support will be withdrawn at 6 hours, or 1:30 pm. Do not register if you are unable to complete 26.2 miles in 6 (six) hours. No exceptions will be made. There is no strict time limit for the half marathon.
Professional chip scoring will be used for the marathon and half marathon.
First aid personnel will be stationed at the finish. Vaseline, ibuprofen and bandages will be available at the later marathon water stops.
Water and Gatorade will be available approximately every 3 miles. Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated GU or similar gels will be available at two later aid stations on the marathon course. Please consult the race course maps for locations of the aid stations.
You must run the race for which you are registered. If you end the marathon at 13.1 miles, you will be scored DNF (did not finish).
AwardsAll finishers will receive medals. Male and female overall awards, masters awards and age group awards. Half Marathon awards ceremony will be held at 10:30AM; marathon awards ceremony will be held at 11:30AM. Race results will be posted at www.annapolisstriders.org.
Bag DropPlease leave gear in your vehicle. Bag check has been eliminated for security reasons.
Travel and Lodging
The closest airport to the race is Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Hotel and bed and breakfast accommodations are available throughout the Annapolis and BWI airport areas. There will be no road closures in the morning affecting driving to the school.
Warm food and beverages will be provided inside the high school. Massages will be available after the race on a first come first served basis. Showers and a place to change into dry clothing will be available in the locker room of the high school.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the race directors.