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Susquehanna River Running Festival presented by The Al Cesky Scholarship Fund

  • Tydings Park Havre de Grace, MD (map)

Find out why ranked the SRRF in their “21 Most Beautiful Half Marathons Over Bridges in the US.”  In our first year, we had runners from 19 other states.  The various races for the event begin and end in the historic City of Havre de Grace.  The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health Half Marathon as well as the half marathon relay include two trips over the Hatem Bridge, through the beautiful Town of Perryille, and around a scenic area known as Perry Point.  A new addition to this year’s event is the 10K which starts at Perry Point VAMC, crosses the Hatem Bridge, and finishes at Tydings Park.

The Susquehanna River Running Festival (SRRF) boasts perhaps the most beautiful half marathon and 10k courses in the Mid -Atlantic region.  The SRRF was designed by experienced race directors and avid runners to create a first-class event and a memorable experience for veterans and newcomers alike. We are capping the number of RUNNERS in all four events to make the experience special without being overwhelming.

Starting at Tydings Park in historic Havre De Grace overlooking the Marina and Chesapeake Bay, runners embark on Union Avenue which is lined with Victorian homes. Runners then approach the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge. 7,624 feet long and nearly 100 feet high, the Hatem Bridge provides a breathtaking view of the Susquehanna River emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. Awaiting on the other side is Perryville and a run along Aiken Avenue, a tree-lined street with turn-of-the-century charm. The course then leads to a loop around Perryville Community Park and Perry Point VA Medical Center campus which are perched at the head of the Chesapeake Bay providing sweeping water views. The course makes a turn again through Perryville and another pass across the Hatem Bridge towards Havre De Grace. The last two miles wind through downtown and the waterfront passing by Concord Point Light House, one of the oldest lighthouses in continuous use on the east coast. All of the races end with a final dash past the Concord Lighthouse, Decoy Museum and Maritime Museum towards the finish line at Tydings Park.

The APGFCU 5K is essentially the first mile and last two miles of the half marathon with a special loop in front of the Susquehanna Lock House Museum.   You may have run other 5K’s in Havre De Grace, but this course is brand new and specifically designed for this special event. All courses are USATF certified.

For your convenience, we provide optional shuttle bus service to the start/finish area from both Ripken Stadium and Hollywood Casino in Perryville.  When you arrive, you will have secure bag drop services from UPS.  The After-party will be outstanding with great food, a complimentary beer and live music in Tydings Park with the Chesapeake Bay as your backdrop.  The premiums and medals are first rate and sure to please.

Registration Fees:

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
A scenic half marathon through City of Havre de Grace, over the Hatem Bridge, through Town of Perryville, around Perry Point and back.
Now - 1/27/19: $80
1/28 - 3/31/19: $95
4/1 - 7/14/19: $105
7/15 - 9/21/19: $115
9/22 - 9/28/19: $125

Half Marathon Relay (6.1 + 7.0 = 13.1 miles)
A two person relay on the half marathon course. Relay leg one 6.1 miles, relay leg two 7.0 miles.
Now - 1/27/19: $60
1/28 - 3/31/19: $70
4/1 - 7/14/19: $75
7/15 - 9/21/19: $80
9/22 - 9/28/19: $90

10 Kilometer
A new 10K for 2019.  The course is still under design, but it will include at least one trip over the Hatem Bridge.
Now - 1/27/19: $60
1/28 - 3/31/19: $65
4/1 - 7/14/19: $70
7/15 - 9/21/19: $75
9/22 - 9/28/19: $80

5 Kilometer
An awesome 5K within the limits of the historic City of Havre de Grace.
Now - 1/27/19: $30
1/28 - 3/31/19: $35
4/1 - 7/14/19: $40
7/15 - 9/21/19: $45
9/22 - 9/28/19: $50


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Friday, September 27th from 12-8PM 
Fitness & Wellness Expo
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Come explore the venue and pick-up your packet.
We will have an outdoor fitness & wellness expo at Tydings Park in Havre de Grace, MD.

Race Day: Registration & Limited Packet Pick-Up from 6:30-7:30AM
Location: VA Medical Center in Perryville, MD
Registration will end at 7:30am. 
There will be limited packet pick-up for those traveling and those truly unable to do so prior to race day.


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