2022 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Our 31st year!

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 7:30 AM

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

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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.

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Thank you for your interest in the B&A Trail full and half marathon. We are excited to be able to offer this race again in 2022 and details will be coming soon!

Race Registration

Registration Opens December 13, 2021

Transfers and Refunds

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 AT NO CHARGE by e-mailing ba_marathon@annapolisstriders.org at any time between now and the close of registration on March 23rd.

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.

Packet Pickup

Due to Covid-19 restrictions packet-pick up and the expo will be in a new location for 2022! Packet Pick-up information will be available soon.

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. 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)

USATF Course Certification: USATF Course Certification: MD17001LMJ (Half-Marathon) and MD17002LMJ (Full Marathon)

Race Conditions

Race Conditions
Typical weather for the end of March in this region is an average high of 57 degrees and low averaging around 43 degrees. This year's event will be a few weeks later than we typically have it, so hopefully a little warmer, 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 canceled and will be announced on this page and on the B&A race Facebook page.

Time Limit

The marathon course will close at six hours (13:45/mile pace).A 30-minute early start will be offered, early starts will not be eligible for awards. Course support will be withdrawn at 6 hours or 1:30 pm.

Timing

Time Limit- The marathon course will close at six hours (13:45/mile pace). Please plan accordingly. The time limit will be strictly enforced. A 30-minute early start will be offered, early starts will not be eligible for awards. 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.

 

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).

Awards

All finishers will receive medals. There will also be Male and female overall awards, masters awards, and age group awards.

Race Amenities

Bag Drop

Please leave your bag in your car. We will not be offering a bag check.

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.

Contact

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

Race Director
Kim Teter