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Run4Shelter: Moonlight Edition

  • Chesapeake Bay Business Park Stevensville, MD (map)

Online Registration is closed. Registration will be available on-site on race day starting at 3:00 PM.

Run4shelter: Moonlight Edition is a 5K, 10K, After-Race Party that benefits Haven Ministries, Inc. Haven Ministries is a nonprofit organization in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland that provides hope through shelter, food, clothing, and support to men, women, and children.  Haven Ministries operates a homeless shelter, food pantry, thrift store, street outreach and transportation program, and a resource center.  Proceeds are used to keep all of these programs operational

The Run4shelter is named in honor of our shelter services, which is the only shelter in the entire county.  Every guest receives a safe place, three meals, and case management services. For more information on Haven Ministries, please visit the website at

Entry Fees


$25 until June 15
$30 June 16 through July 15
$35 July 16 through August 15
$40 after August 15, including race day


$30 until June 15
$35 June 16 through July 15
$40 July 16 through August 15
$45 after August 15, including race day

The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Race Information


T-shirts and finisher medals to all participants (t-shirt sizes and availability not guaranteed for those registering after August 24). Water will be available at the halfway point of the 5k course, and at two locations on the 10k course. Course marshals will direct racers at major turns. Post-race food and drink will be available at the finish line.

Packet Pick Up

Registrations will be accepted on race day from 3:00 PM until 10 minutes prior to the desired race (5:20 PM for the 10k, 5:50 PM for the 5k)

Chesapeake Bay Business Park (near Terrapin Park)
191 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666

Course Information

The 5k course will cover the scenic grounds of Terrapin Park on paved and gravel paths, as well as off-road sections of grass and sand. The 10k course will travel along the Cross Island Trail. Pets, roller skates, skateboards, strollers and other wheeled devices are not allowed on the course for the 5k or 10k.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to permit restrictions, all runners must complete the course by 7:30 PM (2hr time limit for 10k, 1hr 30min time limit for 5k).



5k & 10k

Awards will be given to the top overall and age group male and female runners for both races!

Run 4 Shelter Rules and Policies

  • All registrations are non-refundable
  • The use of iPods and other digital music players are highly discouraged for safety concerns.
  • Pets are not permitted on the courses
  • Strollers are not permitted on the courses
  • All preregistered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt.
  • Individuals may only compete in the event for which they are registered. Violators will be disqualified

Liability Release

In consideration of my entry, I, for myself, my executors, administrators, and assignees do hereby release and discharge Haven Ministries, all sponsors, coordinators and all other race organizers and volunteers of all claims of negligence, injuries, damages, demands, and/or actions whatsoever, in any manner, arising from my participation in said athletic event. I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this event and I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event.

Rules:  Run 4 Shelter reserves the right to reject any entry. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable even in the event the race is cancelled. This is noted on our registration application, and when you register for any of our events you must agree to this policy. You may not give or sell your number to another individual – if you do this could result in your disqualification as well as the runner who uses your race number. The entry fee for this year’s event will not transfer to next year’s event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are no exceptions. Pre-registration forms must be mailed no later than August 24, 2017. Signed waiver and release required for all participants. For the safety of our runners, we do not permit bikes, strollers, roller blades and pets on the course.

Awards Policy

Run 4 Shelter may change, revise, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the awards at any time or terminate the awards at any time. Please note that shirts and finisher medals are guaranteed for preregistered participants. If you are unable to pick up your award, medal, or prize on race day, we will mail it to you after the race. Please fill out the Processing Form in the event you were unable to pick up your award race day.