How to Register

Since 2009, the Maryland Half Marathon & 5K has welcomed thousands of runners and walkers across its finish line. This year our virtual race lets you and the people you are closest to run or walk together while staying connected to the larger team who are all running to fight cancer.

Register now to help us reach this year's goal of $500,000 to support the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).

You'll enjoy the fun of being part of a community whose members train together, support one another. Each participant will receive a race bib to print, an event T-shirt and a medal. (Participants are guaranteed a T-shirt and medal to arrive before race day if registered by May 17.) Not to mention, we put the FUN in fundraising. With our easy-to-use tools, you’ll hit your personal goal in no time.


Registration Options

The countdown to race day is on. Ready to head to the starting line? Register yourself or your team today!

Register as an individual

Welcome to the start line! This fun and flexible virtual race experience has two distance options. Register for either the half marathon (13.1 miles) or the 5K (3.1 miles). If you prefer not to run or walk but still want to help fight cancer, you may register as a fundraiser for free.

register as an individual

Create a team

Teams are an ideal way to amp up the fun! To get started, choose a team name, set a fundraising goal and select your distance (13.1 or 3.1 miles). Next, invite members to register under your team name. There’s no limit to the number of team members. In fact, there’s even a team contest challenge. On your mark, get set, GO!

create a team

Join a team

A team can be way more fun than running alone. Even virtually, joining a team is a great way to build support and encourage each other across the finish line. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. Find your team, sign up and you’ll be off and running in no time!

join a team


Team contest challenge

We want this race to go the distance. Help us take the virtual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K nationwide.

The goal is to create the largest team possible representing as many states as possible. Recruit friends and family from around the country to register under your team name. We'll score entries from the half marathon and 5K together and post the leaders on our website each week.

  • Team Scorecard → winner has the most number of team members
  • USA Participation Map → winner is the team with the most represented U.S. states

You’re one step closer to the starting line. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Ettinger, 410-328-8530 or email