June 6, 2021
We are thrilled to welcome all our in-person runners to Steamboat Springs this summer for the 2021 Steamboat Marathon. This is the first large event that will return to Steamboat in over a year, and we are committed to the health and safety of all our runners, staff, and community. Below are some ways the race will look different this year. Stay tuned for additional details as we get closer to event day. Happy training!
All in-person runners, volunteers and vendors will need to sign a social contract agreement stating they will adhere to all health and safety requirements.
Runner Expo at Ski Haus
Our pre-race expo will be held completely outside at Ski Haus and all attendees will be required to wear a mask while picking up their bags and bibs. Runners will need to select their t-shirt size in advance to limit crowding. There will be no race day packet pickup.
Staggered Start Times
To spread out runners and maintain social distancing, we are implementing staggered start times for our races. Runners received an email detailing how they can select their starting heat and what time to arrive. We use chip timing technology which means your time does not officially start until you cross the starting line.
All busses will operate at 50% capacity to ensure the health and safety of runners. Masks will be required while waiting for and riding the bus.
Masks will be required at the start and finish lines, aid stations, bathroom areas, and any place where social distancing cannot be achieved. Runners will not need to wear a mask while racing but will need to keep their masks with them to use at aid stations and the finish line.
All volunteers at aid stations will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing when possible. This year, there will be a “no-touch” policy in place which means no high-fiving runners as they pass. Medical staff will also be located at specific aid stations and the finish line.
POST RACE SAFETY
The finish line will operate in a “grab n’ go” process for medals, post-race food and other items. There will be no spectators allowed at the finish line. Masks will be required.