Santa Rosa Marathon COVID-19 Safety Plan

The Santa Rosa Marathon holds the safety of its staff, participants, volunteers, and attendees above all else. To ensure our event is as safe as possible, and stakeholders are comfortable both on and off the course, we'll be implementing enhanced safety measures, and will provide a comprehensive list of measures to reference. 

We're constantly monitoring health and safety guidance provided by the CDC and the WHO and we are currently working with the local governing entities regarding the protocols and safety measures that will be implemented on race day. Our team continues to work in direct coordination with local public health authorities to meet or exceed all local guidance, rules, and regulations. Accordingly, this Plan is subject to further revisions. 


If you’re unable to attend the live event due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure or a positive test result, or you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 no more than 14 days prior to the event, and no more than 48 hours following the event, please email [email protected]. 

To ensure runners can enjoy the experience as much as possible, and to comply with local and state regulations, exact start times will be assigned based on pace time selected during registration.  


Mask & Face Covering Requirements: Masks and face coverings are recommended in all event areas when six-foot distancing cannot be maintained (course excluded) for staff, volunteers, and participants. 

All participants are required to bring their own Personal Protective Equipment. 


All staff, volunteers, and participants will be subject to a self- reported health screening/questionnaire. This questionnaire must be completed and submitted prior to participation in event activities. Any stakeholder, participant, or volunteer who fails the screening, or does not submit a complete questionnaire dated as of the date of submission required, will be prohibited from participating or being present at the event. 


Participants are required to wear masks for bib pick up 

Bib pick up will be spread out over 2 days-- there is no race day packet pick up 

No race day registration--pre-registration only 

No exchange of jackets or quarter zip sizes. 


To reduce the number of touchpoints between the participants and staff, we will not be offering onsite size exchanges for this event. Please login to your account and ensure your size is correct before attending the event. 


Please remain socially distanced while running on the course 

Water stations will be modified and monitored by volunteers to remain safe and in compliance with CDC and local guidelines. It is recommended you bring your own hydration to the event. Santa Rosa Marathon will provide water cups at each aid station. 


The finish line will require the participant flow in one direction and will have a designated entry and exit in runner refresh. Post-race hydration will be provided in sealed water bottles. These collection points will be self-serve by the participant and have regular exit points to not obstruct the flow of traffic. Masks and Face Coverings are recommended at the finish line. 

Participants will be asked to leave the finish line chute once they have picked up their medals and post-race snack. 

Santa Rosa Marathon staff and volunteers will monitor all high touch surfaces and areas of activities and clean and sanitize such areas regularly. 


Spectators are discouraged from coming to the event and will be prohibited from entering runner areas at the check-in, start, and finish line locations.