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The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon

Saturday November 7th, 2020

Kennett Square, PA

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The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon and Shroomie Relay explores Kennett Square's landmarks, unique neighborhoods, and growing commerce while taking runners on a picturesque journey throughout The Mushroom Capital of the world. Participants love racing through the beauty of Kennett Square in November, one of the best times to visit with amazing views and beautiful fall colors filling the city. 

The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon & Shroomie Relay aren’t your average races. They are the perfect combination of running and fun - ridiculous fun. On race day, runners from all over will descend on Kennett Square to sweat it out over a day filled with yoga, running, and of course, one heck of an awesome party.  

There is no better way to celebrate your run than by dancing in the street, killer music, delicious food, and local hops!

From the runner swag, to the course, to the themed aid stations...The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon celebrates you!

Course Time Limit 

16 minute mile/ 3:30, if you are not at the 9 mile marker by 10:00 am, you will be asked to leave the course in the provided safety vehicle. After this time, aid stations will be closing, police will not be monitoring traffic, and roads will be reopened. If you do not feel that you can maintain a 16 minute mile or less, please do not hesitate to get into the sweeper vehicle. We are mandated by the local police to sweep the course if runners fall short of the required cut-off. 

Course Rules

To ensure the safety and well being of others during the race, please adhere to the following: No dogs, bicycles, jogging strollers, roller skates, in-line skates or unauthorized wheeled vehicles will be permitted on the Half Marathon or Relay course.

The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon is a rain or shine event. 

Water Stations/Portable Restrooms

There are 12 Themed Water Stations located along the half marathon route.  Water stations will provide hydration and entertainment. 

Portable Restrooms

Portable Restrooms will be on the course at miles 3, 6, 10 and 11

Medical Stations

Longwood and Kennett EMS will have emergency vehicles staged throughout the course.  A Medical Tent will be at the Finish Line. 

Chip Timing

The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon & Relay timing system is provided by Fusion Racing. Runners  who wish to receive a time must pick up their timing chip at packet pick up on November, 6th 2020 or on race day during the scheduled packet pick-up time. (Information Coming Soon)

Race Awards

After you’ve gone through the finish line chute and collected your exclusive finisher medal and other goodies, stay for the Rockin' Recovery Festival to see if you’ve won any additional prizes. 

Top Finishers Awards will be presented to the top overall finishers in the following categories: 

Top overall male and female finishers
Top overall male and female masters finishers 

*Overall Winners will be excluded in the Age Group categories

Age Group Awards

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age division. The winners will receive local mushrooms and a gift card. 

  • 19 & Under

  • 20-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-44

  • 45-49

  • 50-54

  • 55-59

  • 60-64

  • 65-69

  • 70-74

Relay Category Awards

Awards will be given to the top relay team in the qualifying categories: 

  • Grammy/Grampa Spores: 60+ mixed team 

  • Twin Spores: twin siblings 

  • Hitched Spores: married couple 

  • Half Pint Spores: under 18 team 

  • Speedy Spores: fastest relay team (m/m and f/f)

  • Co-Ed Spores: fastest mixed (male/female) relay team 

  • Tribal Spores: family members team 

Awards will not be mailed out. You must pick up your award in person or have someone pick it up for you,

Whether you're looking to run, to volunteer, or to participate for charity, we'd LOVE for you to join us. 

Race Distances

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The 5th Annual Mushroom Cap Half Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
Remote Runner Click to Find Out Register »
Sunrise Yoga Click to Find Out Register »
The Shroomie 2 Person Relay Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA

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