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2017 Run for the River

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The Chester River Association, Sultana Projects and TriSports Events will jointly sponsor a 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon in Chestertown on Sunday, October 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM. The event is part of Downrigging Weekend and has become a popular annual event.  Over 250 runners participated last year.

All proceeds benefit the Chester River Association's important restoration work. 

The races begin at 9 a.m. at Wilmer Park. Advance registration is $25 for the 5K, $50 for the Half Marathon. After October 22nd, registration fees are $30, and $60. Click here to register online. Race day registration will be available starting at 8 a.m. at Wilmer Park.  Packet pickup starts at 8 a.m. on October 29.

The race course begins and ends in Wilmer Park, following the Chester River where the tall ships will be moored, continuing through gently rolling farmland on paved roads, with water stops and restrooms along the way. The course will be clearly marked, with police directing traffic for safety. The event is certified by USA Track and Field and is part of the Team TriSports Events Ultimate Challenge Series.

There will be awards for men and women in all races for various age categories. Half Marathon finishers will receive a medal.  Each participant will receive a race tech shirt along with food and refreshments at the finish line. The finish line will be professionally timed and photographed.

If you want to "go the extra mile" and donate to the cause or form your own fundraising team, visit this link: or contact Tim Trumbauer (


Earlier Event: July 15
2017 Swim for Life