It broke our hearts to cancel the 2020 event. We truly understand what running means to everyone.
Since our 2020 cancellation, we have been hard at work to make changes for 2021 that will improve your experience and follow the State and Federal guidelines regarding COVID-19. We will be implementing the following procedures in order to operate a safe and successful event. Should conditions improve we will make adjustments accordingly.
No In-Person Race Expo
We will mail everyone their race bib along with race weekend instructions on April 15th. If you have MOVED since you registered please send us your new mailing address -
Limited Race Capacity
We are only allowing 700 Marathoners, 2000 Half Marathoners, 200 Five Person Relay Teams, 50 Two Person Relay Teams, and 1100 Draft Day 5K participants for the IN-PERSON race. We have a limited number of VIRTUAL spaces as well.
Wave Starts / Assigned Corrals / Assigned Start Times
We have devised a system to keep the number of runners starting and finishing at the same time to a minimum. Details will be released in February.
Modified Water Stations
We will utilize contact free water stations along the course. Each station will have 8 ounce bottles of water for you to take. Bottle deposit containers will be placed 200 meters past each water station for you to deposit your bottles.
No Post-Race Party
After crossing the finish line you will receive a bottle of water. You will then proceed out of the Stadium. Along the way be given a box containing your finisher medal, fleece blanket (Sunday events), event shirt, snacks, and a beverage.
In-Person vs Virtual
All In-Person participants have the opportunity to participate Virtually. Virtual runners who wish to change to the in-person option must contact us and will only be granted access if we have space based on our in-person capacity.
All Marathoners and those who purchased Preferred Parking will park next to the race site. We do not have additional preferred parking passes available. Half Marathoners will park at Belden Village Mall and be shuttled to the race site. Shuttles will run in a loop all day long. Team Relay parking will be announced in February.
We reserve the right to modify the race environment, based on COVID-19 conditions, that will allow us to safely run in-person.