Neighbor Information


HALF MARATHON - updated to 10K


 Pacers Running follows a health and safety plan which provides for certain protocols in the event of adverse weather.

We actively monitored the weather for race day and initiated our central command -- monitoring the weather with local and national authorities for the probability of thunderstorms late morning.

Considering the probability of a thunderstorm rolling in late morning during the half marathon we determined that in interest of safety we needed to shorten the event and therefore ran only the 10K for 2018.  We hosted an event with the 10K route and the post party which is in a covered portion of the stadium.

We switched all half marathoners into the 10K. If you were a half marathoner and prefer to defer to 2019, please send an email to BEFORE midnight Friday June 8.  Half marathoners who joined us for the 10K, will be offered a 50% code for the 2019 event.

The Land the Plane Fun Run was cancelled and refunds put into process.   However, registered kiddos or friends who wanted to join you through the finish and has their bib were invited to participate.

We apologize for any disappointment to our half marathoners but in the interest of safety we believe it was best to be cautious considering this summer storm and its race and travel safety implications.


Quick Facts

This event, on Saturday, June 2 starts at 7:00am at Navy-Memorial Corps Memorial Stadium. It is a half marathon (13.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles). It runs through Stadium Neighborhood, West Annapolis/Taylor Avenue area, Historic Area/downtown, Naval Academy Bridge, Ritchie Highway, and the Winchester neighborhood. There will be rolling closing and opening of streets managed by Police beginning at 7:00AM and is expected to conclude at 10:30AM. This race has been held since 2008 and recently was rebranded (formerly known as ZOOMA).


Road Impacts

Police will manage rolling closures and openings of streets. Traffic will be able to travel in and out of Rowe Boulevard by way of a detour around the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Police will be stationed at the Rowe intersections to direct motorists. The Naval Academy bridge will be open for two-way traffic during the event.

The following press release from Mayor Gavin Buckley, Public Information Office, updated May 29 includes additional road restrictions and timelines as well as detour information.