2021 Safety Video; Race Preparation
For the 2021 race, there will be no in-person safety meeting because indoor spaces are not being used on July 6-7 in Seward as a COVID-19 mitigation measure. Instead, a safety video is posted at the bottom of this page. The 8-minute video, produced by Max Romey Productions, is required viewing for first-time racers and recommended viewing for all others.
Mandatory for First-Time Racers
- Watching the video is mandatory for ALL first-time racers, even if they have completed the entire race course prior to race day. Before first-time racers will be allowed to pick up their bib, racers (or their parent or guardian if under 18) must sign an e-statement that they have watched the entire video.
- First-time racers (or their parent or guardian if under 18) must also sign an e-statement that they have completed the entire race course prior to race day before they will be allowed to pick up their bib.
- Any first-time racer who fails to watch the video or complete the entire course before race day will be disqualified and will need to re-apply through the lottery process to participate in a future race.
Highly recommended for All Racers — Practice the mountain!
The terrain on Mount Marathon changes every year and there are inherent risks associated with mountain running and racing. Every racer should practice the entire race course and be adequately conditioned before participating. Unprepared and underprepared participants may endanger other racers, spectators and medical personnel, and jeopardize the sustainability of the race.
The Safety Video is recommended viewing for even those racers with considerable Mount Marathon Race experience.
If you do not feel adequately prepared, DO NOT participate in the race.