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Hart-Miller Island 5 Miler

  • Hart-Miller Island 2200 Rocky Point Road Essex, MD, 21221 United States (map)

Registration for the Hart-Miller Island 5 Miler is now closed as the race capacity has been met.


Join us for a one of a kind unique experience! The Hart-Miller Island 5 Miler will take place on June 16th, 2018. Registration includes a performance shirt, transportation to and from the island, and a race experience like no other. The race is limited to 50 spots and will sell out very quickly.

Entry Fees:


There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Packet Pick-up:

Friday June 15th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day: Onsite starting at 7:30AM (bring receipt of purchase to get on boat)

Event Timeline:

6:45AM - Rocky Point Park opens for participant parking
7:05AM - First boat leaves for Hart-Miller Island
8:00AM - All participants must be parked and last boat leaves for Hart-Miller Island (no additional trips to the island will be made after this time)
9:00AM - Race start
10:15AM - Awards
10:30AM - First boat departs Hart-Miller Island
12:00PM - Last boat departs Hart-Miller Island


All participants will receive a gender specific performance shirt, shuttle and boat transportation to and from the island. Light refreshments will be served post race.


Awards will be presented to the top three Male and Female overall finishers.

General Information/Event Rules:

***Each registered participant may bring up to one guest. This will be strictly enforced as space on boats is limited***

  • Children may not be left unattended at any time on the island.
  • Participants are allowed to travel to island via personal boat and there is no guest restriction for those providing their own transportation.
  • Access via personal transportation is only available through the State Park (no pier is available at this location).
  • There will be two on-course water stations, as well as water at the start and finish line.
  • Participants may not deviate from the course at any time during the event.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings.
  • No animals are allowed on the island.

Directions and Parking:

After going through the gate house you will make an immediate right hand turn and follow directions to park in grass lot adjacent to boat launch.

Click here for directions to Rocky Point Beach and Park.

You will be shuttled from parking to boat launch (approximately a 5 minute ride). 1st boat will leave for the island at 7AM and last boat will return at noon.

Inclement Weather Policy:

The Hart-Miller Island 5 Miler is a rain or shine event, and the race will go on as planned unless thunder and/or lightning is detected at race time, or other extreme weather is present. Standard practice is to wait 30 minutes after lightning or thunder is detected to begin the race. If after waiting 1 hour we still have lightning and/or thunder in the area we will be forced to cancel the race. Unfortunately, race registration fees cannot be refunded. 


The race benefits the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Maryland State Park Foundation. The race is held in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Environmental Service, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration, and Friends of Maryland State Parks.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our partners for the Hart-Miller Island 5 Miler:

Earlier Event: June 16
Charm City Run's Sweet Sixteen