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A. Packet Pickup

B. Start, Finish and Pace

C. Relay Teams

D. Security & In Case of Emergency

E. Course Map

F. Parking and Transportation

G. Shuttle Schedule

H. Race day Schedule

I.  Aid Stations & Competition

J. Port-o-johns

K. Spectators

L. Post race event at The Creamery



The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon is a rain-or-shine event. There are 3 events taking place on race day:

  • Half Marathon

  • Relay

  • Nemours Alfred I. duPont Charity 1 Miler (Fun Run/Walk)


Packet Pickup


We look forward to seeing you at one of these packet pickups prior to race day. NOTE: there is no race morning packet pick up.


Sunday, October 271-4PM, Philadelphia Runner, 505 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

• 10% off of apparel and shoes for registered runners (cannot be combined with any other offer)


Friday, November 1, 4PM—9PM, The Creamery, 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square, PA

• Pick up your bib and stay for a beverage!


Saturday, November 2, Race day

RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR Nemours Charity 1 Miler ONLY: Birch Street Registration Tent 6:30-8:15 AM (Registration closes at 8:15)






*Clear plastic bags will be provided to runners at packet pick-up. These are the only bags that can be used for bag check. No exceptions!


Start, Finish, & Pace


Half Marathon/Relay Start & Finish: Right outside of the Creamery, Birch Street, KSQ

Start time: 8:00am     Finish: 11:30am


Course: This is a road race, but there are a number of places that have gravel on them. For that reason, and for your own safety, please do not run barefoot or with 5 fingered shoes.


Cutoff: 16 minute mile/ 3:30 : If you are not at the 9 mile marker by 10:00 am, you may be asked to leave the course in the safety vehicle provided. 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.


Charity One Miler (Fun Run/Walk) Start & Finish: Right outside of the Creamery, Birch Street, KSQ

Start time: 8:30 am


Relay Teams


If you’ve signed up as a relay team, take note of the essentials:


1. Packets for both teammates will be provided to the first relay partner who comes to packet pickup. Please communicate with your relay partner before packet pickup! Also, please review all materials enclosed including our tracking instructions.


2. On race day, you must have 2 bibs to record your team’s time. (Both relay team members will be provided with the SAME bib number.)

3. Note the shuttle schedule below to get 2nd legs to the relay exchange point and 1 legs to the Race Festival. Buses are on a tight schedule and cannot leave until race staff permits. Our goal will be able to have 1st leg runners meet up with 2nd leg runners at the finish but we cannot promise that this will happen.

Reminders for 2nd LEG:

  • All 2nd leg relay runners must catch the 7:45 am departing shuttles, transportation will not be provided for relay runners who arrive late.  

  • Download Racejoy to ensure where your partner is along the course so that you are ready for him/her at the exchange area.

Security & In Case of Emergency


To report a time-sensitive emergency, please contact 911. 


All runners will be provided with a clear plastic bag and required to check all personal belongings into Bag Check Location on Birch Street in the provided clear plastic bag. Bag check hours are from 6:30-11:45 am.


  • All runners are subject to search.

  • All runners must wear their bibs at all times.

  • All runners must have ID (especially if you’d like a post race beer)!


Course Map

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Parking and Transportation

For additional parking in Kennett Square, click here.

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Shuttle Schedule


Shuttles will be provided...

  • for relay teammates to the relay exchange point

  • for relay teammates from the exchange point back to the Creamery



RELAY: ALL 2nd leg relay runners MUST board 2 shuttles for departure to relay exchange. (Transportation will not be provided for relay runners who arrive late.)


7:45 sharp

RELAY: 2nd leg relay runners depart for relay exchange.



RELAY: 1st leg relay runners depart relay exchange for Creamery



RELAY: 1st leg relay runners depart relay exchange for Creamery


Race Schedule


- Parking lots open

- The Creamery opens for runners

- Bag check opens (closes at 11:45 am)

- Onsite registration opens for the Nemours Charity 1 Miler



30 minute Braeloch Yoga (located next to the Creamery at Braeloch) 



Relay shuttle transfer to exchange point



Relay shuttle transfer to exchange point  



Start of race (*Race awards can be picked up at the awards tent)


8:15 (sharp)

Onsite registration closes for the Nemours Charity 1 Miler



The Nemours Charity 1 Miler begins



Post-race party opens at The Creamery



Top M/F announced/award pickup at award tent



Bag check closes



Race Festival closes


Aid Stations & Competition!


At the end of the race, runners get to vote on the best aid station; the best will win a prize! Please be sure to place your vote on-line using the link that will be sent to you!

Mile 1 : HIS Mission: Cold weather gear drop~ collected and donated to HIS MISSION on Birch St.


MIle 2: KSQ Neighborhood: Island Life~ water


Mile 3: Boy Scouts: Scouts~ water, clementines, bananas


Mile 4: Greenwood Elementary School: water, bananas


Mile 5: NO AID Station

Mile 6: London Grove Kindergarten: Go Eagles~ water, gummy bears, M&Ms


Mile 7: Nourish Cold Pressed Juice: Nourish Farm Shop~ lemon water, apples


Mile 8: Girls on The Run GOTR: Girls on the Run,water


Mile 9: Brotherly Love Lacrosse: Philly Special~ water, honey gel, energy waffles, Hershey kisses 


Mile 10: The Europeans: Europeans~ Water, Gatorade, bananas


Mile 11: Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society KATS: Snow White and the Magic Mirror~ water, Gatorade, apple cider donuts


Mile 12: Beyond Limits Fitness: Push Beyond Your Limits~


Mile 13: Kennett Area Community Service KACS: Thousands Served~ water


Mile 13.1: Finish Line! Celebrate at Post Creamery party!



There will be Port-o-John's on the course in the following locations:

  • R&D Heating 503 N. Mill Road (mile 3 and 10.5)

  • Wollaston Road & East Marlborough Water Treatment Facility (Mile 6)

    • Please DO NOT cross the relay exchange area to use the facilities as more are directly across 926 for half runners.

  • 340 N. Mill Road (mile 11)




Recommended spectating locations are as follows:

  • Birch and Broad Sts. 

  • Walnut and Birch Sts.

  • Anywhere along South Street between Walnut & S. Union

  • Union Street & State Street (8:00AM-8:35AM)

  • Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 N. Union Street

  • Cedar Croft Street & S.Mill Road

  • Poplar Tree Road & Wollaston Road

  • S.Mill Road & State Street (parking lot)

  • Victory Brewing Parking Lot – Cypress & S. Mill Road

  • Broad Street & Birch

  • Broad Street & South Street

Post Race Festival


9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Food trucks, beer garden, corn hole competitions, runner massages, live music, family fun kids’ zone, and face painters. 

  • All Runners over 21 who would like to consume alcohol must be age verified by The Creamery and receive a wristband. Alcohol will not be provided nor permitted to anyone without his or her ID.



Questions? Please email prior to race day.

Thank you!

Lynne V. Hernandez | 215.760.3977
Race Director, 4th Annual Mushroom Cap Half Marathon

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