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Runner Information

Race Information

 

Packet Pickup Details

Dates: Friday, November 12th from 4-8PM AND Saturday, November 13th (pre-race) from 6-7:30AM (we will close PPU at 7:30AM *sharp* on race day)

Location: Genesis Parking Lot

Half Marathon

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: 8:00AM

Start Line: South Broad Street / Genesis Parking Lot 

Time Limit: 3.5 hours from participant’s start time

 

Course Details:  Travel through the Mushroom Capital of the world exploring the quaint borough of Kennett Square, quiet neighborhoods, country roads, turn of the century barns, historical Revolutionary War Landmarks and Mushroom Farms. 

 

Race Benefits: 

  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal

  • Premium Runner Swag *Please note that shirts are only guaranteed to participants who register prior to or on 9/13/21.

  • Complimentary Finisher Beer

  • Live Music with the Late Ambitions 

  • Post Race Nosh

  • Goodies from some of our local partners 

 

FunGI 5 Miler

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: 8:00AM

Start Line: South Broad Street / Genesis Parking Lot 

Time Limit: 3.5 hours from participant’s start time

 

Course Details: 

This is no ordinary 5 Miler! Experience some of Kennett Square’s mushroom farms, historic homes, landmarks and quaint streets as you run through city blocks surrounded by live oak trees over 100 years old! Run with your half marathon friends for 2.5 miles as you take in Kennett Square together. 

 

Race Benefits: 

  • FUNGI 5 Miler Finisher Award

  • Premium Runner Swag *Please note that shirts are only guaranteed to participants who register prior to or on 9/13/21.

  • Complimentary Finisher Beer

  • Live Music 

  • Post Race Nosh

  • Goodies from some of our local partners 

 

Race Pricing

Registration closes at 7:30am on November 13th.

 

FUNGI 5 Miler

  • $59 through 11:59 on October 29th

  • $69 through 11:59 on November 12th

  • $75 Race Day 

 

Half Marathon

  • $99 through 11:59pm on October 29th

  • $109 through 11:59pm on November 12th

  • $119 Race Day

 

Course Maps & Information

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Parking

For race day, participants and spectators can park in the following lots:

 • Kennett High School off of South Street & Union Street (PA 82)

 • The YMCA Outdoor Swimming Pool Lot located on S. Walnut Street

 • Kennett’s Parking Garage located on E. Linden Street.  

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COVID Protocol

We acknowledge that COVID is still a significant concern to households, and we have been working hard to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe on race day.

At this time, our municipality does not require proof of vaccination or pre-event COVID tests for outdoor events. We trust our municipality partners and, in turn, we are not requiring them either. At the same time, please know keeping you safe is still top of mind for us. After all, this race is only successful if you feel comfortable. 

So, we ask you to keep the following in mind when preparing for race day:

 

  • All runners experiencing COVID symptoms or not feeling well on race day, are being asked to please stay home. 

  • All runners and spectators are expected to "mind their space" at our registration events and on race day. This means at the starting line, at the finish line, and at the post-race event. 

  • All runners will be required to wear masks prior to the start of the event and after they have had the chance to catch their breath after the finish. Masks are required in the post-race area but runners can remove their masks when eating and drinking.

Wave Start / Corral System

Team MCHM is constantly working with local municipalities to ensure runner and community safety.  Your safety is our number one goal.  As of this summer, The MCHM and FUNGI 5 Miler are being staged to start at  8AM on South Street. Runners will go off en masse unless this fall sees a surge in local Covid cases, therefore; requiring social distancing and stricter Covid protocols.  

 

Gear Check

Before you line up to run, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check. Participants may pick up their Gear Check bag at Packet Pick Up when you pick up your packet or on race day at the Gear Check tent. The Gear Check tent will be located inside Genesis Square within the post-race party area.  Attach your bib number tear-off on your bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area. Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before 12:00 PM on race day. 

 

Course Time Limit

Participants are given a maximum time for the Half Marathon.  The Half Marathon must be finished in 3.5 hours, at that point Team MCHM is mandated to remove course support leaving it unsafe to be on municipal roads. If you fall behind the course time requirement you will be picked up in the course sweeper vehicle and returned to the finish line.  If you are not able to maintain a 16.5 minute mile for 13 miles please consider running the FUNGI 5 Miler. 

 

Water Stations 

Together with the help of our community partners our water stations bring our runners smiles, cheers, high fives, support and nourishment. This year there will be multiple water stations along the half marathon route, with two of them located on the 5 Miler course. Water stations will provide water and electrolytes.  Be it zoombies, superheros, or local shroomies cheering you on, this year’s aid stations are guaranteed to rock you on! 

We have 9 water stations for you this year. The first one is just before mile 2. Next up are around miles 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. 

 

Port-A-Pots

There will be port-a-pots at the start/finish of the race and along the half marathon and 5 mile course. They are located at the start, and around miles 4, 7, 9, and 12. 

 

Course Rules

To ensure the safety and well being of others during the race, please adhere to the following: No dogs, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, jogging strollers or unauthorized wheeled vehicles will be permitted on the Half Marathon or 5 Mile course. 

 

Chip Time 

MCHM is using a timing system provided by Fusion Racing . Runners who wish to receive a time must pick up their bib/timing chip from Packet Pick UP on November 12, 2021 at Genesis Square or on race day during the scheduled packet pick-up time in Genesis Square. 

Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time:

 

• Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso

• Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)

• Race bib is pinned on all four corners

• Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

 

Race Results & Awards

Results

Congratulations on finishing, what a great accomplishment! A Results Button will be accessible on this site post-race.

 

Awards

After you’ve gone through the finish line chute and collected your exclusive finisher medal and other goodies, stay for the Post-Race Party to see if you’ve won any additional prizes.

Awards will be presented to the participants of the Half Marathon and FUNGI5 in the following categories:

  • Top overall female finisher

  • Top overall male finisher

  • Top master’s female (40+) finishers

  • Top master’s male (40+) finishers

 

Please Note: Overall Winners will be excluded in the Age Group category. One awarded to each male and female in their age group.

Age Group Awards: 

  • 19 & Under

  • 20-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-44

  • 45-49

  • 50-54

  • 55-59

  • 60-64

  • 65-69

  • 70 & Over

 

Race Photos

Nothing is better than the smile on your face as you cross the finish line. We've captured that moment for you with race photos from the finish line, as well as other locations on the course. A Race Photos Button will be accessible on the site post-race to find your photos and share with your friends!

 

Charity Information

Run2Shine, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) was started in 2015 by two avid runners, Karen DiMascola and Sarah Nurry, who love running as much as they love giving. Together with the help of their community, Run2Shine produces The MCHM, an annual racing event that brings over 3000 people into Kennett Square celebrating all things running, mushrooms, health, community and helping others.  To date, Run2Shine has donated $54,500 to local charitable partners that support members of local Chester County communities through advocacy, education, health, and aid to families in need. 

 

Run2Shine’s Beneficiaries

• The Family Promise

• The Kennett Education Foundation

• Unite For Her

• The Garage and Community Youth Center

• Bike Kennett

• The Kennett Area Food Cupboard

• La Communidad Young Moms

• The Weekly Fight

• The Grayson’s Saves Foundation 

• Kennett Boosters

• The Nemours Center for Rare Blood Disorders & Cancer


 

Run2Shine is committed to using physical fitness as a vehicle of giving back and change!  

Reach out to Sarah Nurry sarah@runksqmushroomcap.com if you would like to become a charity partner.