The 37th Annual Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K Race / 5K Walk will be held in Crisfield, MD on September 3, 2016 at 8 a.m. (10k) and 7:30 a.m. (5k). $25 thru 9/1. $35 on or after 9/2 and race day. Stay for all of the Crab Derby festivities.
Runners and walkers will enjoy a fast, flat course that meanders thru the City of Crisfield as well as the neighborhoods and along the waterfront outskirts. Water stops will be provided at two locations along our route. The finish area pavilion will provide both shade and refreshment during the awards ceremony.After the race stay in Crisfield for the many Crab Derby activities. We welcome you to our town!
Kristy Hickman & John Phoebus
Event details and schedule
9/1/2016 Last day to register at $25 (price goes up by $10 at 12:01 a.m. on 9/2/16)
9/3/2016 Race Day
Race Day Schedule
6:30 a.m. Onsite registration / athlete check in opens
7:20 a.m. Opening ceremonies / National Anthem
7:30 a.m. 5k WALK STARTS
8:00 a.m. 10k RUN STARTS
est 9:30 a.m. Awards ceremony
The 10k run course begins at the Crisfield City Dock and winds around the beautiful Somers Cove Marina, passing the location of the Crab Derby festival grounds toward the United States Coast Guard Station. The first water stop, shared with the walk course, is at the turnaround at Hammock Point. At the intersection of Fourth Street and Norris Harbor Road, the runners go right toward Woodson Elementary School, while the walkers go left back onto Fourth Street.
The run course proceeds north on Somerset Avenue until the intersection of Somerset Ave and Asbury Avenue, where it meanders through shaded neighborhoods of Asbury Ave., State Street, and Main Street Extended. At the traffic light, the course resumes north on Somerset Avenue toward the dual highway. A police officer will be located here to stop traffic and runners will make a left near the McDonalds restaurant for a straight run to the finish line at the City Dock. As you race down Maryland Avenue, look at Crisfield's new library to your right.
The walk course follows the run course until the intersection of Norris Harbor Road and Fourth Street, where it heads back on Fourth Street to the dual highway near the Captain Tyler motel. At that intersection, it proceeds left on Maryland Avenue back to the City Dock.
All runners and walkers are strongly encouraged to pre-register online Anyone who wants to register the day of will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and will pay a higher, $35 registration fee. Anyone who wishes to register on the day of, should arrive no later than 6:30 a.m.
Ample parking is available on the streets near the Crisfield City Dock. Do not park at the City Dock, becuase these spots are for persons taking the boats to Smith and Tangier Island.
Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce