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River Valley Run Trail Half Marathon

  • River Valley Ranch 4443 Grave Run Road Manchester, MD, 21102 United States (map)
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Much like our August Trail Run Festival, we're pulling out all the stops to provide you with a premier Maryland Half Marathon Trail Run experience. Our goal is for this to be one of the best half marathons in Maryland and beyond, giving you an extreme running challenge and endurance trail run that will push your limits! Running through RVR's scenic, wooded property with the gorgeous hills, valleys, and river will be an epic 13.1 miles to remember!


Entry Fees

Jan 1 - Feb 14: $85

Feb 15 - Mar 31: $90

April 1 - April 20: $100

Race Day (If available): $110

*online registration ends 4/16 at midnight*

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

The River Valley Run does not allow for refunds of entry fees. However, we understand that circumstances arise after you have registered so we do allow for transfers of registration so that a friend or family member may participate in your place, if you are unable to attend. You may transfer your registration to another person for a $10 fee. Available in your account until 4/13/2018.

Deferment Policy

In addition, you may defer your 2018 registration (for medical reasons only) to the 2019 event for a $10 fee. Deferments are for one year's use only and cannot be applied to subsequent years after that time. To defer, fill out and submit the form below. The deadline for deferment is April 13th, 2018. Sorry, NO exceptions.

Race Information

2018 Maryland Half Marathon Trail Features

  • New trail section added, which brings all 13.1 miles onto River Valley Ranch property!
  • Premium Under Armour apparel item included for all runners!
  • One of a kind finisher medals!
  • Cup-free racing, with HydraPouch!
  • FREE HydraPouch for first $10 donation received for fundraisers!
  • Hot breakfast, shower and massage post-race for fundraisers and VIP's!

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 18th from 4-7PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Thursday, April 19th from 4-7PM
River Valley Ranch Hilltop Hall Porch

Race Morning, Saturday, April 21st from 6:30AM-7:30AM
River Valley Ranch Half Marathon entrance

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

Race Day Schedule

6:30-7:30 a.m. - Packet Pick up
7:40 a.m. - Announcements
7:45 a.m. - National Anthem
11:00 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
12:30 p.m. - Grounds Close


Please click here for course information.

Parking and Directions

We are located at River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Rd. Manchester, MD, 21102. Parking staff will direct you on arrival. Please follow their directions to keep traffic flowing.


We encourage you to arrive up to an hour before your start time.
Parking is located in a large field with some minor gradations. While most sections are relatively flat and cars should do fine, if you have an SUV/truck we encourage you to bring it (and carpool!).


Be sure to stay for the Awards and Raffle ceremony. Each finisher will receive a Half Marathon medallion. Special awards will be given to the top male and female runners overall for the race. These will also be given to the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

Event Guidelines

Because of the challenging nature of this beautiful course, we regret NO baby joggers, strollers, or pets allowed. Also, for your safety and the runners around you we suggest no iPod's or mp3 players on this course, due to its technical nature.