Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was able to defer my entry to 2021.
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I’ve just made a last-minute decision to opt in as a BibRave Pro to run the Salisbury Marathon on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in—well, you guessed it—Salisbury, Maryland. I’ve never run a race in Maryland before, so I’m very excited to check out a new-to-me location! Salisbury is sometimes called “The Crossroads of Delmarva”—”Delmarva” meaning Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
The full course is a Boston Qualifier (although I’m nowhere near that and will never be), the half course is USATF certified, and the 5K option boasts a flat-and-fast course.
The prices for each option seem comparable to prices here in Delaware, but keep in mind that the prices will increase after March 1.
For folks in the area, they offer packet pick-up on Thursday, April 2 from 5–7 p.m. at a local brewery called Evolution Craft Brewing. How cool! I love discovering new restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops around race locales.
Otherwise, you can pick up your packet on Friday, April 3 from 3–8 p.m. at Salisbury University (half and full) or on race day from 5:30–6:45 a.m. at the Salisbury City Park Bandstand (half and full). If you’re interesting in running the 5K, the pick-up time is from 6:15–7:15 a.m. at the Government Office Building at 125 N. Division Street.
You can find out all about the race schedule here.
Since I’ve never run this race before, I ate up fellow BRP Vanessa’s recap of the full from 2019 here. Speaking of Vanessa, she’s also the official coach for this event! She is a local Road Runners Club of America coach, an accomplished runner, and Board Member of the local running club, the Eastern Shore Running Club! If you’re looking for a half or full training plan, then she’s got you covered.
To get more information or register for the race, go here. Want four compelling reasons to run this race? Check out BRP Vanessa’s post! I’m personally excited about potentially visiting the Salisbury Zoo, which is one of the few remaining free zoos in the country.
And don’t forget to use code BIBRAVE2020 for 10% off! Who doesn’t love a discount?!
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