Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mushroom Cap Half Marathon 13.1

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 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 2, 2019 starting promptly at 8:00am in front of The Creamery on Birch Street. 

Post Race Celebration 

The MCHM is host 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. 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 based on municipality agreement, so all participants must be able to maintain a 16 minute mile or less and finish the half marathon in  3.5 hours. After this time, aid stations will be closed, police will no longer monitor traffic, and roads will be re-opened, making safe passage to the finish very difficult. In the event that you come in beyond this time limit Run2Shine will not be responsible for your safety. 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

9/1-11/2 Pricing

Half Marathon   $115

2 Person Relay  $85 per runner

Charity 1 Miler  $25

Sunrise Yoga $10 (mat included)



Not everyone is up for 13.1 miles. A lot of runners prefer running with a mate and according to several studies, there is nothing better than getting your mate up early to run with you. The Relay allows two runners to share the distance of the half marathon, then to meet back up at the post-race festival and celebrate together.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Start Time: 8:00am 

Location: Birch Street

Relay Exchange at 926/Mill Road


Description and Perks

Runner 1 will run the start of the race from Birch Street to the relay exchange point at Mill/926

. Runner 2 will bring the energy home starting at Mill/926 and ending at the finish on Birch!

. Both runners will receive runner premiums, medals and beer tickets 

. Music, medals, runner fuel and busing will be at the exchange

Registration Procedure

Relay runners must register as a 2 person team. The relay is limited to 250 runners (125 teams).


Relay runners will be given chips for timing that will need to be exchanged at the relay exchange point. Be aware of what your bib number is as you approach the transition area, and look up for a sign relating to your number to help find your teammate. Once you enter the exchange area, your partner may take off!

Starting Location

. Runner 1  should report to the start line.

. Runner 2  will be shuttled to the relay exchange point

. Signage will indicate where team runner 2 should be positioned.

. Runner 2 will run the remaining miles.

Relay Exchange

100 yards prior to the relay exchange you will see an arrow exchange sign.  

Relay Runners must stay to the right and enter the exchange chutes to make their exchange with team members.  Half Marathon runners will stay to the left.

There is a single staging area at the exchange for Relay Teams. Volunteers will call out incoming team numbers.  It is the responsibility of the Relay Teams and each team member to know when their team member will be arriving at each exchange. Knowing your teammates pace will help you preparing for the relay exchange.

Team member 2 will be waiting in their area and will be ready to take off for the second half of the race! Water and refreshments will be available for team member 1 at this point. 

Relay Awards 

Awards will be given to the overall fastest overall finishers in each relay category member team. Awards will not be mailed out. You must pick up your award in person or have someone pick it up for you.  



Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Downtown Kennett Square
100 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
+ Google Map