COVID-19 UPDATE 10/3/2020

MARATHON IS NOW FULL!

HALF MARATHON HAS 35 SPOTS AS OF 10/3

IMPORTANT!  COVID-19 WAIVER IS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR PACKET.  Please download, print, sign and bring your waiver to packet pick-up on Saturday, October 31st at the InFirst Bank Branch Townfair Plaza, 475 Ben Franklin Rd S, Indiana, PA 15701.  We will conduct pre-race packet pickup there from 3-6PM.  You may also pick up your race packet on Sunday morning NO EARLIER THAN ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR WAVE START TIME.  Wave start times will be emailed approximately two weeks before the race. 

 
 
COVID WAIVER– please print and bring this waiver with you when you pick up your bib.  No waiver, no bib.  Thanks for your cooperation.InFirst Bank Veterans Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay COVID-19 WAIVER.

The InFirst Bank Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay continues to prepare for a safe and fun race experience for all of our runners, spectators and volunteers.  In light of that, here are some of the mitigation efforts and procedures that will be utilitzed

*New lower participant caps– 150 runners in the Marathon, 150 in the Half-Marathon and 15 relay teams maximum

*Chip Timing by Gingerbread Man Running Company– we will utilize disposable bibs that have timing chips embedded

*Face Coverings will be required at the registration area, start line, finishing area and any other place where social distancing is not possible.  We will provide each racer a custom “buff” to utilize for the race, if they so choose.  Runners can wear any race covering that they choose, as long as it covers the mouth and nose.  Runners may remove face coverings while running at the point in which they are safely socially distanced from other runners. 

We will also require spectators to follow the same guidelines of wearing face coverings while attending the event.

*Half-Marathon start– is pushed back to 10:00 AM (original time was 9:30).  This will allow for more separation of the Marathon and Half-Marathon runners

*Wave Starts for each race to promote runner separation– considerations will be made for runners who wish to “race” for the win by creating an elite for each gender.  We will send out an email in mid-October to survey runners regarding wave starts.  We will make every attempt possible to keep runners who are in the same family or running together in the same wave.

*Aid Stations will be “self-serve”– we will only offer pre-packaged snacks.  Water and gatorade will be available for runners to pick up on designated tables. Aid station workers will be there to facilitate the stocking of aid stations and for emergencies only.

*NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION– all runners must be registered through runsignup or paper registration post-marked by October 24th.  No additional registrations will be accepted after the race caps are met.

As we continue to monitor the situation we will adjust our plans.  We will also follow any federal, state or local mandates that are in place at the time of the race.  Thank you for your understanding!  Keep your fingers crossed!