Before the Event

Register Online

There are 700 spots for the Half Marathon. We encourage you to register online ahead of time, as we expect to fill to capacity. Prices will increase based on availability so register early to get the best price. Early Bird rate of $75 will be available on November 1st, 2019 for the first 50 registrants. Race Day registrants will pay $110 to run if spots are available.

Packet Pick-Up

We strongly encourage you to come to one of our pickup locations PRIOR to the race to get your packet. When you come, please remember to BRING A PRINTOUT OF YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION OR YOUR PHOTO ID for packet pick-up. This helps to ensure you get the correct packet. If you are picking up for a friend/friends, you must have their confirmation as well (or an email/photo of their ID/confirmation email on your phone).

Wednesday, April 24th from 4-7PM


Thursday, April 25th from 4-7PM

River Valley Ranch - Manchester, Md  

Race Morning, Saturday, April 27 from 6:30-7:30AM

River Valley Ranch - Manchester, Md  
4443 Grave Run Rd Manchester, MD 21102 (Fort Roller Campus on top of hill)

About Chip Timing

The Half Marathon will be chip-timed, by Race Result Timing System. Your chip will be embedded in your bib, which you will receive at Packet-Pickup. You MUST have your Bib Chip on race day to get an official result. NO CHIP = NO TIME!

Premium Under Armour Apparel Item

Free with your registration, you will be receiving a River Valley Run Under Armour premium apparel item! (subject to change)

Important Note: The apparel item will be distributed on a first come first serve basis (starting with the first packet pickup). Quantities and sizing are estimated and ordered well before the race and may not reflect actual registrations. If you choose to wait until race day (or do not attend the race at all), we may not have the apparel item available in your size.

Virtual Race Bags

As part of our green initiative, participants will receive a 'virtual goody bag' with exclusive coupons and offerings from race sponsors. You will receive an invitation email to your Virtual Race Bag prior to the event.


Race volunteers needed! We are looking for high school students and older to help with registration, race set-up and tear-down, the post-race round-up, and much more. All volunteers receive a free shirt. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us or sign up online.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

The River Valley Run does not allow for refunds of entry fees. However, we understand that circumstances arise so you may transfer your registration to someone else for a $10 fee until April 19th, 2019. This option is available online in your account.

Deferment Policy

In addition, you may defer your 2019 registration for medical reasons only to the 2020 event for a $10 fee. Deferments are for one year's use only and cannot be applied to subsequent years after that time. This form is available on our race registration information page. The deadline for deferment is April 19th, 2019. Sorry, no exceptions.

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You may log back into your registration to make changes including transfers and adding additional purchases.

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