Run For Shelter Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Date September

About Run For Shelter Half Marathon

Runners make their way along a fast and flat paved course that alternates between the wooded trails of Kent Island here on Maryland’s eastern shore and the wide-open scenery of the waters of Chesapeake Bay here at the annual late summer running of the Run 4 Shelter Half Marathon, 10K & 5K race.

The race added a half marathon for the first time in 2011, along a route that shares the same start and finish line as the other races, next to Kent Island High School on the Kent Island Narrows.


Award Medals

Finisher medals for all preregistered events will be awarded upon completion of the race in the finish line chutes.


There are several convenient parking locations. Parking is available at Kent Island High School and Love Point Park which are both in walking distance to the Kent Island High School Stadium. Participants will be directed by parking attendants race day.

Run For Shelter Half Marathon Route Map

Run For Shelter Half Marathon Route Map


Near Kent Island High School

Cross Island Trail, Stevensville, MD 21666, USA




Some of the events share waterfront views of the Chesapeake Bay, Chester River, Macum, creek, ferry point, Kent narrows, Terrapin Park and various creeks.


The race starts and finishes line as the other races, next to Kent Island High School on the Kent Island Narrows.

From there, runners will follow what is known locally as the Cross Island Trail, a linear park filled with paved trails that winds through Queen Anne’s County from Kent Island Narrows all the way westward to Terrapin Nature Park, along the bay.

Alternating scenery marks the course throughout the 13.1-mile route, from paved roads to paved trails along the Cross Island Trail, to crushed gravel roads in spots and even oyster-shell trails in the “beach challenge” stretch along the bay.

Along the way, runners can expect to trek through wooded forest sections as well as stretches that look out onto the ponds and wetlands here along the Chesapeake Bay, between Chester and the Terrapin Park along the shore.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.