First Hill image - Image by Nurit KatzRace Info

Here you’ll find all the details you need to know about running the Equinox Marathon and Relay. (Relay information coming soon, probably early Summer 2024.)

  • Marathon Course: maps and a course description, as well as a mile-marker map to help you get oriented to the course
  • Schedule: from the start of registration through the post-race awards banquet
  • Strategy: some tips and suggestions for nailing your run
  • Rules: some of the unique rules that make this unique race work
  • FAQs: to make sure all of your questions are answered
  • Visitors: if you’re coming from out of town, get information about where to stay

In 2018, we added an official Hiker class, so you can register as either a Hiker or a Marathoner. The minimum time to qualify as a hiker for the marathon course is 7 hours. If you are faster than that, you will be put into the marathon results. Either way, the cut-off time is still 10 hours to receive a patch and be in the results. The cost for hikers is the same as a marathoner (see the Entry Fees page for registration costs).

Start Time

The Equinox marathon begins at 8:00AM, with a single mass start.

Finish Line Cutoff Time

The finish line for all Equinox events closes down at 6:00PM, 10 hours after the marathon start. Every person who finishes by 6:00PM will receive a finish time. Those who finish after 6:00PM will not be timed or receive any of the finish recognition items that those who finish before 6:00PM receive. We understand that it is a major achievement for some people to finish in any amount of time. However, the Equinox events have a policy of enforcing a firm cutoff time.