I run the Mike Sterling 10K every year, and of course, I love this race because I keep coming back to it! The race has been going on for more than 40 years, and this was my 12th consecutive year running it. It's a small-town race with a great community, and it's always a lot of fun. The course is super flat and fast and goes from the area of the Crisfield City Dock through the town, by the water and then into neighborhoods before heading back to the finish location (by the start) on the main road.
Swag was a soft cotton T-shirt and stickers, and since I picked up my packet early, I got a coupon for a free acai bowl from Playa Bowls. The race entry fee is only $25 (it gets a little higher when you get really close to race day). There were three aid stations for the 10K, and they were helpful.
It's super easy to park for free very close to the start. Packet pickup is held the night before at Wellington Beach.
The race had new race directors this year, and they did a great job and continued the event's legacy! This year, the 5K was changed to a run or walk instead of solely a walk as in years past. There is also a ruck division.
There are some great door prizes and unique overall and age group awards.
Read my full recap at she runs by the seashore dot com.