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2018 Mushroom Cap Half Marathon 13.1

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon and Relay Event explores Kennett Square’s landmarks, unique neighborhoods, and growing commerce. The race takes runners on a picturesque journey throughout the mushroom capital of the world. Hydrate with TailWind Nutrition as well as local hops along the course. Immediately following, get your celebration on at our finish line festival!  

From the runner swag, to the course, to the themed aid stations…It’s the race that celebrates you!

The Mushroom Cap Half Marathon is a rain or shine event. We always hope and plan for sun but if the opposite holds true, we will run in rain, in wind, and in snow. Only EXTREME weather conditions (i.e. hurricanes or blizzards) will close the event. Our goal is to start this event on time at 8:00AM and have every runner safely finished by 11:30AM.

There is a 3:30 minute (16-minute mile) cutoff time for this race.  If your pace falls behind the cutoff, you will be asked to leave the course in the provided safety vehicle.

The KSQ Mushroom Cap 13.1 is a race where every runner counts!

The 3rd Annual MCHM will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 starting promptly at 8:00am at The Creamery on Birch Street. 

Post Race Celebration 

The Creamery of KSQ is hosting an amazing finish line festival! The beer garden will open at 9:00am and stay open until whenever the party ends. All age appropriate runners will receive one complementary pint of cold beer at the post-race bash.  Shuttles will bus runners to and from the festival.  Come one, come all, the festival is open to runners, spectators, volunteers and community friends. 

. Live Music

. Beer Garden

. Food Trucks 

. Corn Hole Competitions

. Kids Activities 

. Runner Massages

Rolling Hills

Both the half marathon and relay courses are beautiful and feature their share of rolling hills – particularly the second half of the course on Kennett Square’s quiet, rural roads. We encourage runners to review the course and prepare for these hills, particularly if chasing personal bests or qualifying times. An elevation chart can be found on the course map. 

Time Limits

Runners and walkers are welcome to participate, however, on course-aid and roads can only be secured for a set amount of time, so all participants must be able to maintain a 16 minute mile or less and finish the half marathon by 3.5 hours. After this time, aid stations will be closed, police will no longer be monitoring traffic; roads will be re-opened, making safe passage to the finish very difficult.  If you do not feel that you can maintain a 16-minute mile or less over the half marathon course, for your safety, please consider a different event. Perhaps our Relay Event!

Race Fees

Registration Opens one day sale on 5/19

Half Marathon $80

2 Person Relay $100

Charity 1 Miler  $25

5/20-6/30 Pricing

Half Marathon   $85

2 Person Relay  $110

Charity 1 Miler  $25

7/1-8/31 Pricing

Half Marathon   $95

2 Person Relay  $120

Charity 1 Miler  $25

9/1-11/3 Pricing

Half Marathon   $105

2 Person Relay  $120


Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Creamery of Kennett Square
401 Birch Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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