Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge 10K Race

Across the Bay 10K

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Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge 10K Race, officially named Across the Bay 10K, usually brings approximately 20,000 runners together to compete in a 6.2-mile race that includes a 4.3-mile trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

For 2019, due to bridge construction, the race is being held as a virtual race and there will be no run across the bridge for this year. Runners will need to complete their 6.2 miles prior to November 3, 2019.

Virtual races are a new trend in the running community. Runners register online and choose their own starting line, whether it's a treadmill or a neighborhood running trail. They run the race distance, upload their finishing time, and receive their race awards in the mail.

For the Across the Bay 10K in 2019, you can do the virtual run and have your medal and shirt mailed to you. The information below is from the prior year's event and is provided as a reference.

Prior Event Information

The race benefitted several local charities including Hasa and Operation Shooting Star and included a weekend of events such as the Runners Expo and the Kids Run. It was a great event for the whole family with participants and spectators enjoying the fantastic scenery of one of Maryland's most treasured landmarks. In 2018, the event was held on November 4, 2018.

Weekend Schedule of Events

For 2018, the pre-race expo and bib pick-up were available on Friday and Saturday, the kids' run was on Saturday, and the main race on Sunday. Due to the logistics on race day, all participants were required to pick up their bibs at the race expo on Friday or Saturday.

  • Friday, November 3, 2018
    10 a.m.–6 p.m. Pre-Race Expo and Bib Pick-Up, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Saturday, November 4, 2018
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pre-Race Expo (Bib Pick-Up until 8 p.m.)
    1 p.m. Clearshark Kids Run, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue,Annapolis, Maryland
  • Sunday, November 5, 2018
    7 a.m.–9:30 a.m. - 10K Race (waves start every 15 minutes)
    7 a.m.–2 p.m. Post-Race Party (open to runners, friends, and family) Chesapeake Bay Business Park, Stevensville, Maryland

Getting to the Race in Past Years

There was limited parking near the racecourse, so satellite parking and shuttles were provided. All participants were to catch a shuttle to the starting area. Shuttles ran to the race from 6 a.m.–8:30 a.m. and returned from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. All parking was $10. Runner Parking Passes were purchased online or onsite at the race expo at the Official Race Store on November 7, 2018, or November 8, 2018, at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis.

Spectator Parking was first-come-first-served at the following lots: ​Navy-Marine Corps Stadium at 550 Taylor Avenue in Annapolis, Maryland;  Kent Island High School at 900 Love Point Road Stevensville, Maryland; Matapeake Elementary and Middle School at 671 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, Maryland; Chesapeake Community College at 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, Maryland; and Anne Arundel Community College located at 101 College Parkway, Arnold, Maryland.

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