Cross Island Trail
203A Log Canoe Cir
5K - $25.00
10K - $35.00
15K - $45.00
5k (Virtual) - $25.00
10K (Virtual) - $25.00
15K (Virtual) - $25.00
Proceeds are donated to local animal rescue organizations.
This unique event raises money for animals in need on Maryland’s eastern shore. Get Pumped for Pets, Inc. (GPFP) is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to raise money and provide funding for homeless animals through local animal rescue organizations. In essence, GPFP is the “make a wish foundation” for local animal shelters. Please join us in helping the animals by signing up to run any of three USATF certified-distance courses along the beautiful Cross-Island Trail on Kent Island. All participants (including virtual ones) will receive a t-shirt and finishing medal. For those participating in person, unique handmade awards will be given to the first-place finisher in each age group, masters, and overall at the live event.
The 15K distance is registered as one of the 2021 Maryland Grand Prix Series races. The Grand Prix Series is hosted by the Maryland chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. Runners who run four (4) or more races qualify for awards which are given out at the following year’s RRCA Club Challenge in Columbia.
Thanks to Bridges Restaurant and Kentmorr Restaurant for sponsoring our door prizes!
Strava segments have been created for each race distance. Therefore, whether you run the event live or virtually your time can be recorded through Strava and you can compete against other Strava athletes. Please note: If you run the race virtually and want your time and race recorded on your Strava account you will have to visit Hydrasearch on a weekend day at your convenience and run the Get Pumped for Pets 5k/10k/15k routes in order for it to count on Strava.
While we are planning this race as a live event, contingencies will be in place to respond to any state and local protocols that may be in place on race day. Contingencies include wearing masks before and after the race, a staggered start based on pace (fastest runners starting first), a show ‘n go event with a flexible morning start time, or a 100% virtual event. If you know your pace, please let us know through the sign up process so we can be better prepared to keep you safe.