If you are just here for the Discount: You can save $10 (and register early) by going to following this link and use the code AMBNEID
Saint Michaels, also known as St. Michaels, is a town in Talbot County, Maryland, USA. The population was 1,029 at the 2010 census. Saint Michaels derives its name from the Episcopal Parish established there in 1677. The church attracted settlers who engaged in tobacco growing and ship building. (From Wikipedia)
Calling itself “The Heart & Soul of the Chesapeake Bay,” the town of Saint Michaels, Maryland retains the look and feel of a 19th century seaport. Walk on red brick sidewalks past the Victorian homes and boutique shops of the historic district, or head down to the pier in search of famously fresh seafood. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum preserves the history of Saint Michaels, with restored examples of “bugeyes” and “skipjacks,” unique boats developed by the fisherman of Chesapeake Bay. (From TripAdvisor)
St. Michaels is known as “the town that fooled the British” due to the clever action of early settlers. During the early morning hours of August 10th, 1813, British barges off the coast of St. Michaels planned an attack on the town and a harbor fort. The people of St. Michaels got word of the impending attack and hoisted lanterns high up onto the masts of their sailboats and into the tops of trees. The high lights caused the attacking British to overshoot the town.
The ruse worked and only one house in St. Michaels was hit by cannon fire. That house still stands today as a private residence and is known as the “Cannonball House.” The cannon ball fell through the top of the roof and rolled down the stairs. The Cannonball House is located on Mulberry Street, adjacent to St. Mary’s Square. (From baydreaming.com)
So, now that you are a bit more familiar with St. Michaels, Why am I sharing this information?
Now in its 6th year, The St. Michaels Running Festival is a premier athletic event for participants of all ages and athletic abilities. Located in the charming, historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, our USATF certified Half Marathon, and 5k wind along beautiful waterfront vistas and stunning country lanes. In addition to the running events, participants will enjoy live music, good food and two days of festivities. This is a great annual tradition where friends, families and running groups come together to celebrate personal achievement, good health and NO HILLS ON THE COURSES! (From Active.com)
A couple of years ago, I was an ambassador for the race, was excited to run it… And then moved to Florida. Well this year I and my two children are going to go back up to Maryland and run it! So as for that ambassador thing? You got it!
You can save $10 (and register early) by going to following this link and use the code AMBNEID
Fast race (with a discounted entry), with a great after-party at a brewery (Free adult beverage to all participants) in a beautiful town on the Chesapeake Bay.. I can’t believe you haven’t already clicked and signed up!