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! Post Race Celebration The MCHM hosts an amazing finish line festival! The beer garden will open at 9:00am until 1:00pm, but everyone is welcome to stay at the Creamery until close. 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!