2021 Equinox Marathon Updates

UPDATE, 9/1/2021: We have maps for the Equinox Half Marathon! Check them out.

UPDATE, 7/31/2021: The course for the Equinox Half is coming together! Here is a brief description of the route, from the race director:

The half marathon course will start on the first eight miles of the full marathon to Goldstream Sports, with a short out/back from there. Then head straight back on the Sheep Creek Rd. bike path, and hook back up with the full marathon through the trails on your left just past Sheep Creek Extension [presumably the UAF West Ridge trails] to the finish.

We are putting together maps and more details, which should be ready early next week. Look for more information soon!

And a few other updates:

  • For out-of-town visitors, the host hotels are Best Western and Sophies Plaza. Check out the Visitors page for the discounted rates.
  • The Marathon starts 8am as usual. The Half Marathon will start at 8:45am. See the Schedule page for the complete list of events.
  • There will be no banquet this year. Awards for the top five male and female racers for both the full and half will be near the finish area at 1pm.

UPDATE, 7/26/2021: Lifetime members of the Equinox Marathon are able to use their registration code for the half marathon, the same way it works in most years for the relay. So request your code and register today!

We’re happy to announce that the 2021 Equinox Marathon is on! But the set of events is going to be a little different. This post is a high-level view of the changes, and we’ll keep it updated as things evolve.

First, probably the biggest change is that there will be no Equinox Relay. We’re afraid that this is a concession to the need for social distancing and other logistical issues with getting runners to and from the relay start and end points.

But, there will be an Equinox Half Marathon, for the first time in a number of years.

If you have any questions, please contact the race director, Stacy Fisk, at equinox@runningclubnorth.org. But please don’t inundate her! There is a lot going on as fall approaches.