2020 B&A Marathon and Half Marathon

Our 29th year!

 

 

MARCH 15, 2020 is the date of the 2020 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon (BAA certified) and Half Marathon, which will start and end at the Severna Park High School , with a starting time of 07:30 AM. It is the 29th year of the marathon and 25th year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate almost 30 years of running the marathon on this great (paved) rail to trail course.

Registration is Open!
Volunteers Needed!  Look here soon for information
Please see below to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Thank you!
Need to switch from the full to the half?
See instructions below.

Registration opens on October 7, 2019 and closes on March 8, 2020, or when the field reaches capacity. The field will be limited to the first 1050 registrants. Usually this is about 750 half marathoners and 300 marathoners. There will be NO RACE DAY registration. If spots are still available there MAY be a late sign up at the Saturday expo for $100 for both the marathon and half marathon. Late registrants are not guaranteed a premium. If there are extra premiums late registrants can pick up one AFTER the race. The race field size is limited by our permit with the B & A Trail Park.

 

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Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States

Parking

There is parking available at the school. There is also plenty of parking in the neighborhood across the street from Severna Park HS.
There will be parking volunteers the morning of the race to help direct traffic. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS and follow directions from our parking volunteers on race morning.

+ Google Map

Race Rules

On race day, 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).

Race Registration

Online Registration
Register online until Sunday Mar 08, 2020.
Confirm registration here

Registration Fees

Registration Date Fee
Until January 1, 2020 $65 half marathon, $70 full marathon
January 1 - March 8, 2020 $85 half marathon, $95 full marathon
Race Expo (if not sold out) $100 for both the half and full marathon

Transfers and Refunds

Switching full marathon registration to half marathon registration:
If for any reason you will not be able to complete the full 26.2 mile marathon and wish to change your registration category to the half marathon, you may make that change on Active.com for a nominal $10 category transfer fee, at any time between now and the close of registration on March 8th.

There will be NO refunds, deferrals, or discounted entries.

Late registrants are not guaranteed a premium. If there are extra premiums late registrants can pick up one AFTER the race. The race field size is limited by our permit with the B & A Trail Park.

There will be no race day registration.

Course

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 at around mile 7. 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)

Half marathon course map.

Full marathon course map.

Race Conditions

Typical weather for the middle of March in this region is an average high in the 50s and low averaging around 40 degree. It has been hot, or rainy, or icy depending on the year. This year's event will be a couple of weeks later than we typically have it, so hopefully a little warmer, with less chance of snow or ice, Weather is unpredictable however and snow and rain or other conditions are possible. IF the conditions are icy or snowy resulting in unsafe conditions the race will be cancelled and will be announced on this page.

Time Limit

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. Walkers are welcome for the half marathon.

Timing

Professional chip scoring will be used for the marathon and half marathon. Timing will be by Maryland Timing and the results will be available on their website as well mdtiming.com

Medical Aid

First aid personnel will be stationed at the finish in the school to assist with any needs you have. Vaseline, ibuprofen and bandages will be available at the later marathon water stops and in the school. Anne Arundel County Fire and Rescue will be stationed at the school and throughout the course for any medical emergencies.

Aid Stations

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. A course map with water stops marked will be posted on the website. Water, Gatorade, coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available in the school cafeteria at the finish line. Hot food, bagels, oranges and other snacks will also be available at the finish in the school cafeteria.

Race Amenities

Premium

The premium for this years event will be a high quality long sleeved jersey. We always strive to bring you premiums that last and you will use for years to come.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on both Saturday and Sunday. We encourage everyone to pick up their packets early and not on race day to avoid lines on Sunday morning. Packet pickup will be at Severna Park High School, 60 ROBINSON RD from 0600 to 0700 on SUNDAY. SATURDAYS location has yet to be determined. Saturdays packet pickup will have reduced hours this year, from 1030 to 330 PM.PLEASE NOTE the REDUCED HOURS. Annapolis Strider's merchandise and other local vendors will have running stuff for sale at the packet pickup. Packet pickup is also available RACE DAY on Sunday, March 15st, 2020, 6:00-7:00 AM at Severna Park High School.

Race Expo

PACKET PICKUP will be held on both SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. We encourage everyone to pick up there bibs and premium on Saturday to avoid long lines on SUNDAY. Packet pickup will be held at Severna Park HS, 60 Robinson Rd. from 0600 to 0700 AM on race day. The location of the EXPO for Saturday has yet to determined. Please note that these are shorter hours than usual. The expo will consist of the Annapolis Strider's merchandise at reduced prices and other local vendors. HOURS are from 1030 AM to 330 PM.


Bag Drop

Please 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.

Post Race

After the race hot food consisting of hot pizzas and vegetarian beans and rice from Chevy’s will be available. Drinks will be available in the school cafeteria. Pizza, hot food by Chevy’s including vegetarian options, bagels, oranges, bananas, and other snacks will be served. Also there will water, Gatorade, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and soft drinks available. The cafeteria and bathrooms are heated in case of a cold day. There will be music and a festive environment as we celebrate all of the finishers of the half and full marathon.

SHOWERS are NO longer available after the race. Please plan accordingly.

Awards

All finishers will receive medals. There will also be Male and female overall awards, masters awards and five year 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. There will be additional awards and medals for the half-marathon distance as we are the Maryland State RRCA Half Marathon Championship Race again this year.

Sponsors

Volunteer

Here is the link to volunteer for the race. This race, or any other race put on the Annapolis Striders could not happen without the the community volunteering their time to help others run. Thank you again for stepping up and helping out year after year and making the event successful. PLEASE consider volunteering.

http://signup.com/go/RdiLpEU

 

Sign-up to volunteer.

Contact

Email ba_marathon@annapolisstriders.org to contact the race directors.

Race Directors
Christian Zazzali
Joshua Harriman