COVID Mitigation

Help us host a safer race
Updated 6/2/2021

COVID is still not over yet and variants of concern are circulating in Alaska.

Choosing to get vaccinated is the single most important action you can take to protect yourself, your community and keep our racers and volunteers safer.

Everyone age 12 and older is now eligible for a free vaccine in Alaska. Many sites no longer require an appointment – you can simply show up and get your free vaccine. Find an appointment here: http://hss.state.ak.us/appts.htm

Since our race will host children not yet old enough to get vaccinated, unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals, we encourage all racers, volunteers and spectators to follow best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community of racers and volunteers safer.

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid indoor crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Wash your hands oftenwith soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Get tested if you feel sick at all. If you test positive, let close contacts know so they can protect others. Vaccinated close contacts will not need to quarantine.
  • Stay home if you are sick or test positive; don’t be around others. Don’t race. Let us know and we’ll save your race spot for next year.

Learn more about the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated people at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Talk to your health care provider if you’ve had COVID-19
Much is still unknown about the long-term effects of COVID-19 on physical activity and training. The virus can lead to damage of the heart, brain, lungs and kidneys. Some people might also experience lingering symptoms, including shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of stamina and exhaustion.

If you had a COVID-19 infection, please work with a healthcare provider to make sure you’re ready to return to training and the Mount Marathon Race.

Health guidance for Alaska travelers
COVID-19 conditions across Alaska are dynamic and guidance may change with little notice. Always plan ahead and be prepared for changes. Travelers arriving into Alaska from another state or country should review and follow the travel rules found at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/travel.aspx