Annapolis Run for The Light House

Sunday, September 17, 2023 Annapolis, MD 21403 US Directions

Half Marathon (In-Person)

$90 8:00AM EDT Price increase July 31st

5K Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run (In-Person)

$40 8:45AM EDT Price Increase July 31st

1.25 Mile Walk (In-Person)

$25 9:00AM EDT ***

Half Marathon (Virtual)

$30 Run Anytime between - 9/15 -9/17

5K (Virtual)

$30 Run Anytime between - 9/15 - 9/17
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD US 21403

The 14th annual Annapolis Run for The Light House provides scenic half-marathon and 5K routes along the trails of Quiet Waters Park and through the beautiful Chesapeake Bay-front community of Hillsmere Shores. This race event is unlike any other in the greater Annapolis area!

All proceeds from the Run for The Light House will benefit The Light House in Annapolis, a well-known public charity working to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty. The race is organized by Friends of The Light House, Inc., also a public charity, and timing and race management are provided by T3 Race Management.


Blue Heron Pavilion in Quiet Waters Park - 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403


In-Person - Sunday, September 17, 2023

Virtual - Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2023

Race Starts

8:00am Half Marathon - 11:00am (must finish in 3 hours)

8:45am 5K

9:00am 1.25 mile Walk

All Half Marathon participants should be at the starting line no later than 7:45am and 5K by 8:30am.  All participants must finish by 11:00am.

Registration and Race Entry Fee Information

Half Marathon

Thru July 31, 2023 - $90.00            

From August 1 - August 31, 2023 - $100.00

From September 1st to Race Day - $110.00


Thru July 31, 2023 - $40.00            

From August 1 - August 31, 2023 - $50.00

From September 1st to Race Day - $60.00

1.25 Mile Walk - $25.00

Virtual Half Marathon - $30.00 (extra fee for shirt)

Virtual 5K - $30.00 (extra fee for shirt)

Please note that registrations are limited.  Registration is available online through September 16, 2023, or until we SELL OUT!  If the race is not filled by this date, late registration may be available at packet pick-up and race day until sold out.  Shirts are not guaranteed for late or day-of registrations.

In-Person Race Fee Includes

Commemorative race running shirt  
       5k - Technical Short Sleeve
       Half Marathon - Technical Long Sleeve
Finisher Medal In-person Half Marathon Only / No medals for virtual or 5K
Race support and beverage stations  - Post Race Food
Timing bib (5k and Half Only)  


All participants in the Half Marathon must be at least 12 years old to register, and all participants in the 5K must be at least 6 years old to register.  Participants in the Half Marathon must be able to complete the course in 3 hours.  No headphones.  Runners only, no wheels and no strollers. No pets.  The timing bib must be worn as directed to be officially scored.


Virtual Option

We are excited to offer a Virtual option for the Half Marathon and 5K.  Virtual races are fun and convenient!  Run anytime and anywhere - solo or with your team between Friday, September 15th and Sunday, September 17th.

     Here's how the virtual race works:

1. Register for the virtual event.

2. Commemorative T-shirts are available for an additional fee and will be available for pickup at our Saturday, September 16th packet pickup. You may also choose to have your t-shirt mailed to you for a fee. Race swag bags are not available to be shipped.

3. Run your race and submit your results by heading to the Runsignup Results Page by Sunday, September 17th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Click Here

4. Post your photos directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to with your permission to post and we will share them for you on the website and social media. Tag us at FriendsOfTheLightHouse

Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards.

Packet PickUp Instructions ~ CLICK HERE



●      There will be finisher medals for the Half Marathoners only
●      Super cool Awards will be for the top 3 finishers in various age categories


Volunteering at the RUN is super fun and a great way to help The Light House! Students can receive service hours for volunteering! (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)  

Please click the link and fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.  CLICK HERE


We love seeing your pre and post-race photos! You can post them directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to with your permission to post and we will share them for you on social media. Share your pictures by tagging @FriendsOfTheLightHouse 

Race Results

In-person race results will be monitored by T3 Race Management and posted to  

Virtual race participants must submit results by heading to the Results Page by Sunday, September 17th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.  Click Here

BREAKFAST Donation Drive 

Help fill our Light House Food Pantry: Boxed cold cereal - Smaller boxes are best, Instant oatmeal (packets or microwave cups), Cereal/breakfast bars - Nutrigrain, BeiVita, etc., Canned Fruits/Fruit Cups. Preferably (pop tops), Shelf-stable milk (32oz box most needed size), Shelf stable fruit juice (100% juice) -32oz bottles or smaller.
Donations can be dropped off at Packet Pick-Up or on Race Day.


Parking can be found throughout Quiet Waters Park.  There will be signs and volunteers directing you to parking options on Race Day. No parking is allowed on the grass or anywhere that is not a designated parking spot.


Since when has a little rain stopped a group of dedicated runners?  The Run for The Light House will be run rain or shine.  Unfortunately, no reschedule date is available if cancellation occurs due to extreme weather conditions or other force majeure.

Covid Precautions

The safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors, and staff is of utmost importance to the Annapolis Run for The Light House Committee. We will be following local and state guidelines as they relate to COVID-19.  Participants will be informed of any changes to the race as soon as we become aware of such changes.  In the event, we are forced to cancel the in-person race due to COVID-19 restrictions all registrants will be automatically switched over to the virtual race option. 

Refunds & Transfers

No refunds or transfers.



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For more information on Friends of The Light House please visit
Thank you for your support of this event!
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