2023 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Our 32nd year!

Sunday, March 26, 2023 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.

Registration opened Sunday, November 21, 2022

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Race Registration

Runners must be 13 years of age by race day for the half marathon and 16 years of age for the full marathon.

In-person registration may be available at packet-pickup if the race hasn't reached full registration capacity.

Online Registration

Register online until Sunday Mar 19, 2023.

Registration Fees

Registration Date Fee
Half: 11/21/22 - 12/31/22 $65
Half: 1/1/23 - 2/28/23 $75
Half: 3/1/23 - 3/24/23 $85
Half: 3/25/23 (In-person at Packet Pickup if available) $95
Full: 11/21/22 - 12/31/22 $75
Full: 1/1/23 - 2/28/23 $85
Full: 3/1/23 - 3/24/23 $95
Full: 3/25/23 (In-person at Packet Pickup if available) $105

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 or wish to upgrade to 26.2 from 13.1 you can do so via your Run Sign Up account. You can make this change until March 18th.
After March 18 you can make the switch at packet pick up. There is no refund if you downgrade.

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

Packet pick-up will be offered on Saturday, March 25 from 10 - 3 at Severna Park High School There will be a limited packet pick-up on race morning from 6am - 7am. If you are local please try to come to one of the pick-up times. At this time we are not mailing packets. You may pick up packets for other runners with a photo of their ID and a note from the runner authorizing that person to pick it up on their behalf. At packet pick-up, we will ask for the name, address, and age of each runner. The note can be written, in an Email or a text.

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)

Course Map

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 Huma hydration will be available approximately every 3 miles. Huma gels will be available on the course. A course map with water stops marked will be posted on the website.

There will be porta-potties on course. They will be located at aid station 1(3m/10m) and station 2 (5.5m/8.5m) on the half course and at miles 8 and 22 on the marathon course.

 

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).

This race does not allow strollers, headphones, or animals that are not service, in either distance.

All decisions of the race director are final.

Awards

All finishers will receive medals.

There will also be Male and female overall awards for both races, masters awards, and age group awards in 10-year groups. No cash prizes

Race Amenities

Premium

2023 B&A Race Premium

All runners will receive this year’s race hat in a running trucker style & medal

 

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.

Post Race

Details coming soon

Sponsors

Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed! Please signup to volunteer – link will be posted soon!

If you have questions please email ba_marathon@annapolisstriders.org

Contact

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

Race Director
Kim Teter