Ocean City Running Festival

Sat November 2, 2024 Ocean City, MD 21842 US Directions

Rules & Requirements

Age Requirements

  • Marathon: 13 or older
  • Half-Marathon: 13 or older
  • 8K: 10 or older
  • 5K: 5 or older
    Waiver must be signed – waiver at bottom of the registration form (if the participant is under 18 years old, parent or guardian must sign the release. If a participant is under 13, a parent or guardian must accompany along race course).

Registration Policy

  • Entry fees are non-refundable (sorry, no exceptions)
  • No-shows will NOT be sent t-shirts
  • For your safety, the following are NOT permitted on the course: strollers, skates, hand-held radio/tape/CD players, pets
  • Race numbers and chips are required for all races
  • The decisions of the race director are final in all matters
  • Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in six (6) hours
  • Half-Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in four (4) hours
  • There is NO race-day registration
  • You may defer your entry until next year’s race for a $25 fee until Friday, October 13, 2023
     

Registration Edits
Need to make a change to your registration? You can edit everything except your name, gender, and date of birth by logging into your RunSignup account.

To update your email address, phone number, or mailing address you will select ‘Participant Info’ in the white menu bar.

To update your emergency contact you will select ‘Questions’ in the grey menu bar.

To update your shirt size, select ‘Giveaway’ in the grey menu bar.

The deadline to make changes to your personal information* is Friday, October 20, 2023.
*Deadline to make changes to your shirt size is Friday, October 20, 2023

Registered for the Chessie Challenge? Email our customer service team for any registration changes.

DOWNGRADE
If you cannot complete the distance you registered for but would still like to participate in the Ocean City Running Festival, you may downgrade to a lesser distance. You will not be given a refund for the difference in entry fee. Depending on when you registered you may be subject to paying the price difference should the prices have increased. To do so, please login to your account and select Transfer Event in the white menu bar.

We encourage you to make this decision early as possible as WE CANNOT ADD RUNNERS TO AN EVENT ONCE ITS CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED. 

The deadline to downgrade your registration online is October 20, 2023 at 11:59pm. After this date and if space is available, you may be able to make this change at the Expo.

Registered for the Chessie Challenge? Email our customer service team for any registration changes.

UPGRADE
If your training is going better than expected and you would like to run a longer race than you originally registered for you may upgrade to a different race by paying the price difference. To do so please login to your registration and select Transfer Event in the white menu bar to upgrade your entry. 

We encourage you to make this decision early as possible as WE CANNOT ADD RUNNERS TO AN EVENT ONCE ITS CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED.

The deadline to upgrade your registration online is Friday, October 20 at 11:59pm. After this date and if space is available, you may be able to make this change at the Expo.

Registered for the Chessie Challenge? Email our customer service team for any registration changes.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION
Please Click Here to confirm your registration. If you searched and cannot find your registration please email customerservice@corrigansports.com.


DEFERMENT
If you cannot participate in the Ocean City Running Festival for any reason in 2023, you may defer your race entry until 2024. There is a $25 processing fee to do so. You will need to login to your registration and select Defer Registration in the menu bar. You will receive an email with a link to sign up for the 2024 event once registration opens.

The deadline to defer your registration is Friday, October 13, 2023- no exceptions.

Registered for the Chessie Challenge? Email our customer service team for any registration changes.

 
THE OCEAN CITY RUNNING FESTIVAL DOES NOT ALLOW FOR REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS OF ENTRY FEE. IF WE FIND EVIDENCE THAT YOU SOLD YOUR BIB OR AT ANY TIME ADVERTISE THE SELLING OF YOUR BIB, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE FIELD AND YOUR REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY.  ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Corrigan Sports wants to provide a safe race environment for all participants. Should there be a time that we feel it is unsafe to start a race or proceed with the race, once it has started, the following policy may be enforced;

If weather or other conditions present a danger to participants, we maintain the right to cancel or modify the race. Public safety officials and medical authorities will be consulted prior to any race cancellation or modification.

The two primary influences on the cancellation decision are heat index and severe weather.

Heat Index: High heat and humidity measured in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for participation in endurance events could result in cancellation or alteration of the race. The measurement system is based on the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), which is used to determine heat risk to runners. It is calculated by an equation that includes ambient temperature (20%), relative humidity (70%), and radiant heat (10%). The stratification of risk is as follows for runners in shoes, shorts, and a shirt

Should the race be cancelled or altered after the official start due to a heat emergency, runners are to slow their pace to a walk and proceed to the staging area with caution. Hydration stations will be available along the course, as well as medical personnel. Additional fluids may be available; but it should not be assumed that fluid availability would be limitless, due to logistical constraints.

Severe Weather: Cancellation is strongly advised when severe thunderstorms with the threat of lightning threatens the course and are forecasted to continue throughout the time frame of the event. Alteration of the course or race length may be implemented to ensure a safer race environment.

The above conditions will be recognized as “an act of god”, and will not result in the refunding of race entry fees or future race credits.

Should the municipality, beyond CSE’s control, impact CSE’s ability to conduct the event, the same refund policy will be in effect.

Corrigan Sports asserts that each runner assumes a personal responsibility when entering a running event and accepts the potential risks. Corrigan Sports encourages all runners to take all precautions and cooperate with directives given during the race by event personnel.

Corrigan Sports will not knowingly place the participants in danger and burden the medical support community.

Unfortunately, almost all race related expenses will have been incurred prior to the actual race. Should the race be forced to cancel, the financial impact on the race would not be any different than if the race was held in its entirety. Thus, refunding entry fees would devastate the financial future of the race.

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