Hiya! Many huge spring marathons have introduced they’re pushing their standard race date to the Fall. The Boston Marathon (normally in April) and the Los Angeles Marathon (normally in March) are simply two of the races which have determined to host an in individual occasion whereas pushing again race day to the Fall.
It’s thrilling to listen to that ‘actual’ in individual races will probably be again quickly! However, it’s necessary to bear in mind – a lot of the huge marathons (by way of variety of runners) are nonetheless not making any ensures. If you will register to run on of those races – learn the phrases fastidiously so you recognize precisely what your choices are in case the occasion is cancelled, modified to digital or postponed.
2021 Marathon Dates (as of March 2021)
Right here’s a listing of marathons you’ll be able to run in 2021! As of now these races have in individual occasions scheduled for this yr. Some are on their standard race schedule and others have pushed again their regular race day from the Spring to the Fall or Winter 2021.
Remember to double examine race date, that the occasion is in individual and their coverage in case the race finally ends up being cancelled, postponed to switched to digital. (I’ll hyperlink to as many as doable to make it simple. But in addition examine their social media and/or any bulletins on the location for Covid19 updates and insurance policies.)
Listing of Marathons Occurring in 2021
Boston Marathon – October 11, 2021 [Postponed from the usual April date. Open for a smaller field – 20,000 runners. Also, new virtual race option open to 70,000.]
Rock N Roll Marathon Series – Many of the 2021 races have been cancelled and a number of others have been rescheduled for later within the yr. You may register for the 2022 races for Arizona, Las Vegas and New Orleans now. Examine the location for updates.
Myrtle Beach Marathon – Might 1, 2021 [postponed from usual date]
Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon – Sept 11, 2021 [postponed from usual February race date]
San Francisco Marathon – Sept 18-19, 2021 There’s an in individual race and choices to do a digital race. Distances embody: 5K, 10Okay, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Extremely race choices.
Chicago Marathon – Oct 10, 2021
Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon – Oct 10, 2021
Flying Pig Marathon – Digital however might open to an in individual occasion for Oct 31, 2021
Garmin Marathon – Nov 6, 2021 [Postponed from usual date.]
Los Angeles Marathon – Nov 7, 2021 [Postponed from usual March date.]
Orange County Marathon – Nov 7, 2021 [Postponed from usual May date.]
New York City Marathon – Nov 7, 2021
Run Disney Marathons and Half Marathons – The Walt Disney World Marathon (Half and Goofy Problem), Disney Princess Half Marathon and Star Wars Half Marathon (normally run at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL) are all Digital Races for 2021. All Run Disney occasions at present listed on the location are SOLD OUT as of March 2021. The Wine and Dine Half Marathon is normally held in November – it’s not listed on the location but, so there’s an opportunity it might be an in individual occasion. I’ll replace right here after they make the announcement.
Marine Corps Marathon – Digital Race solely as of March 2021
California International Marathon – Dec 5, 2021 this race is normally in December and scheduled to be held as standard.
Under I put collectively a brief checklist of half marathon races in California that aren’t cancelled and holding in individual occasions this yr. Guidelines and rules on what forms of occasions are allowed, what measurement and well being necessities – differ based mostly on location. California is on the extra restrictive aspect of issues so 99% of races and operating occasions have been cancelled all collectively. However, I’ve seen on social media that different states have had in individual races for the reason that summer time. (I’m leaving my opinions out and simply sharing the info.)
Examine along with your native operating retailer, operating golf equipment, metropolis web sites and occasion listings to see if there are runs or races in your space. Some small, native race organizations appear to have slightly extra freedom to accommodate social distancing, masks earlier than the beginning and different well being rules since they’re coordinating a a lot smaller group than huge metropolis marathons with over 30,000 runners.
Plus – many operating golf equipment and race organizations have been hit very exhausting financially by the pandemic (principally unable to conduct enterprise in any respect in 2020). So, supporting native runs and races is a good way to verify they’ll be round subsequent yr.
Many of the races which were held to date are smaller occasions with guidelines on social distancing, masks carrying and strict assist station protocols (or no assist stations in any respect and necessities to deliver your personal water). Remember to look over all the data for a race earlier than you enroll AND examine once more earlier than the race in case race organizers added any reminders or necessities.
It is a checklist of largely California Half Marathons for 2021. Many races haven’t determined (or introduced?) occasion plans for the yr but. Examine their web site and social media posts for updates.
Word: Some race information and registration websites have 2021 dates for these races however if you go to the precise race web site it notes that the race will probably be digital. Ensure that the race you might be registering for is a dwell / in individual run if that’s what you need. The charges for a number of the digital races are similar to in individual occasions so it’s not apparent based mostly on what you’re paying that it’s ‘solely’ a digital race.
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