Equinox 2024 Changes and Updates

In 2024, the Equinox runs will be held on September 21. They will include the 61st running of the Equinox Marathon and, returning for the first time since 2019, the Equinox Relay. There will not be a Half marathon.

We appreciate that many non-Marathoners may be disappointed that there will be no Half. The RCN Board assures all that this was a difficult choice. Interest in the Relay and the Half seems split about equally among potential non-Marathoners. However, the Relay had been a part of the Equinox runs for a number of years until COVID precautions mandated it be not run starting in 2020. With COVID now largely managed, the RCN Board chose to bring back the Relay in 2024 because it felt it important that the Relay be run in the post-COVID environment.

That said, if you are very interested in the half-marathon distance, note that there are at least four other half-marathon distance races in the area to choose from. Two are official half marathons—the Santa Claus Half Marathon and the HooDoo Half Marathon. Two others are half marathon distance races—the Two Way Torture Test and the Musk Ox Trail Run.

We trust you understand the decision of the RCN Board to reinstate the Relay in 2024. If you have comments or questions, please email eqmanagement@runningclubnorth.org. RCN looks forward to welcoming you to the Equinox runs on September 21.

2022 Results Posted

The results of the 2022 Equinox events are now available on the Results page. Congratulations to everyone who finished any of the races!!!

Please report any problems you see to Anna Sorensen of Frosty Feet Timing.

Pictures, Happenings, Etc.

Equinoxers,

Hopefully most of you are recovering well. A few last things below:

  • Todd Paris with Paris Photographics has all the pictures compiled at https://parispub.smugmug.com/2022-Equinox-Marathon-and-Half-Marathon
  • Reminder about shirt pick-up at Frosty Feet. We have extra as well for purchase of $5 if you would like another. The same goes for the half glasses, $5 for an extra one.
  • Another race happening Oct. 1st is the HooDoo Half Marathon if you still want to keep going or even volunteer:

2022 HooDoo Half Marathon

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/5270242516950120110/false#/invitation

Other happenings to keep you going through the winter:

  • HooDoo Beer Runs (year around regardless of temperature by Frosty Feet and HooDoo): Thursdays 6PM
  • Fahrenheit Be Darned Training Runs (Oct0ber – March, regardless of temperature): Wednesdays 5:45PM
  • September 24th Watershed 5K: October 8th It Ain’t Easy Hill Run 10AM

Many more happenings a can be found at: https://www.runningclubnorth.org/

Have a great fall/winter season!

Stacy Fisk (RD)