Get Ready to Run, Bike, and Swim in 2017!

Get Ready to Run, Bike, and Swim in 2017!

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Tom Fisher, head cross country coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland, is proud to announce a pair of races coming to St. Mary's City in April and June 2017. A portion of the proceeds from both events will be donated to the St. Mary's men's and women's cross country teams.

Fisher expressed, "The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's and women's cross country teams is pleased to be partnering with Rip It Events, LLC and Virginia-Maryland Triathlon Series to respectively host the 2017 Half Marathon/5K and the 2017 St. Mary's Triathlon Festival. … while also providing the opportunity for local residents to enjoy our surrounding community and participate in these events." 

2017 St. Mary's Historic Half Marathon & 5K – April 30
Rip It Events, LLC is once again hosting the St. Mary's Historic Half Marathon & 5K in partnership with the St. Mary's cross country programs. Run through Maryland's first colonial capital and North America's best preserved English colonial archaeological site.

The St. Mary's Historic Half Marathon is appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers. A 5K race will follow after the start of the half marathon. At last year's inaugural event, over 750 runners registered for the 2016 Historic Half Marathon & 5K.

Complete both the Columbia Half Marathon on April 23 and the St. Mary's Historic Half on April 30 to earn a City Challenge finisher medal! Register for the City Challenge today.

Please click on the following link for event and registration information: http://www.stmaryshistorichalf.com/. Please email Tom Fisher for a discount code for the half marathon registration. There is no discount for the 5K. Please visit www.ripitevents.com for their entire race schedule. 

1st Annual VTSMTS St. Mary's International & Sprint Triathlon Festival – June 17
St. Mary's cross country has teamed up with the Virginia-Maryland Triathlon Series to put on the inaugural St. Mary's Triathlon Festival featuring international and sprint triathlons.

  • St. Mary's International Triathlon You will love the beautiful swim venue, smooth low traffic roads for the bike course and partially shaded low traffic run course.  The swim course is a 1,500-meter rectangular course in a sheltered cove on the St. Mary's River while the bike course (24.5 miles) is very fast and mostly flat with the exception of a small hill done in the first mile going past the swim venue. The International run course (10K) is an out and back with a loop at the turn around that is done twice to get the proper distance. The course will have full sun for the first and last mile while the remainder is heavily shaded.
  • St. Mary's Sprint Triathlon The swim course is a 750-meter rectangular course in a sheltered cove on the St. Mary's River while the bike course is 12 miles and the run course is 1.55 miles out and back to the finish line.