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Maryland > Annapolis Run for the Lighthouse Half Marathon & 5K
Annapolis, MD  •  Sunday, September 29, 2013  •  Course Map

Overlooking the waters of Chesapeake Bay at its southern end, Annapolis's Quiet Waters Park and the Hillsmere Shores residential neighborhood that lies next door serve as the setting for the Annapolis Run for the Lighthouse Half Marathon & 5K, which makes its 3rd annual running in the last weekend of September 2013.

The race is designed as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Light House Shelter, a local community group that helps support the mission of the Annapolis Light House Shelter, which is dedicated to preventing homelessness by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing to those in need, as well as range of other programs and services to people facing homelessness.

Runners will start the half marathon at 7:30 AM at the Sassafras Pavilion parking lot just off Hillsmere Drive inside Quiet Waters Park, whose 340 acres play host to frequent concerts, weddings and events, and where runners, walkers and joggers often congregate along its six miles of park trails. From there, runners in the half marathon start with a loop through the nearby Hillsmere Shores neighborhood, making a clockwise loop along its roads before returning back up to the northend end of the park.

Over the next stretch, the loop along the park roads and trails, runners will then make two clockwise loops before making their way back to the Sassafras Pavilion for the race finish line. Organizers note that entrans must be able to finish the half marathon within 3 1/2 hours, and that the race is open to runners only (no walkers).

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the coast of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, about 30 miles south of Baltimore and 32 miles east of Washington, D.C., Annapolis typically sees September temperatures that average between 59°F and 78°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4.2 inches, making September its second-wettest month of the year.

On the day of the race (Sept. 29), the average low is 53°F and the average high is 74°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Run for the Lighthouse Half Marathon

Starting Time

7:30 AM - half marathon
7:45 AM - 5K


$65 for the half marathon, if registered by June 1, 2013
$75 between June 2 - August 1
$85 after September 1


To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of Annapolis's Run for the Lighthouse or 5K race, register online here.

Official Race Website


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