The 2021 virtual edition of the Saskatchewan Marathon registration opens on January 15. Please read the FAQs below for all your virtual race questions and answers! It’s been a year of change in the running world, with many questions and uncertainties of where the running event world stands.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
Registration opens on January 15 and runs through to June 26. You can run your race anytime between May 28 and June 28.
WHAT PARTICIPANT AMENITIES WILL I RECEIVE FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?
The following items are included in your 2021 registration:
- A spectacular 2021 medal representing Saskatchewan (watch for medal reveal!!!).
- A New Balance technical fabric t-shirt with a trendy new design.
- A free training plan through Craven SPORT services for whatever distance you select.
- A race bib personalized with your name on it (if you register by April 30, 2021)
- A results platform includes separate running and walking categories, a photo gallery, and a digital race certificate.
- Multiple chances to win great prizes and receive discounts from the Saskatchewan Marathon partners and sponsors.
And lots more surprises!
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY 2021 RACE KIT?
Race packages can be picked up at Race Kit pick up during the pre-race week (exact dates, times and location to be announced) OR will be mailed on May 15 IF YOU CHOOSE THAT OPTION WHEN YOU REGISTER. Please note that the shipping time may take longer for participants living outside of Canada.
Please note, if you register after May 10, we cannot guarantee your race kit will be mailed and arrive before May 28, 2021.
CAN I WALK MY EVENT?
YES! So many participants have taken up walking, speed walking, pole walking, etc., during the pandemic, so we want to allow for you to complete in longer distances and achieve larger goals! We have set a walking event for each distance. This way, your results are compared to others who are walking the events just like yourself!
WHAT HAPPENS IF A VACCINE ALLOWS PUBLIC SPORTING EVENTS TO GO LIVE?
We are working with Saskatchewan Business Response Team and City officials to ensure we receive the correct, up to date information on the ongoing global pandemic. At this time, we do not anticipate it will be safe to host our flagship event with 4,000 plus attendees in May. We will communicate with our registered participants first, with any updates or news on this front.
WILL THE COURSE BE PRE-SET OR CAN I MAKE ONE UP?
This is YOUR race! You can run on a treadmill or choose your own route for the virtual event—we suggest you adhere to Saskatchewan’s Public Health Agency’s guidelines and try to stay within your neighbourhood and run with only those in your household or your social bubble. You can create fun loops, set-up your own fuel/water station in your yard and tell your neighbours so they can cheer you on from their porches! Please practice social distancing and follow these virtual race tips! <link to Race Tips>
We specifically ask that you do not use any of the Saskatchewan Marathon regular routes as they will not be closed or policed.
WILL THERE BE RACE RESULTS FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?
Yes! Our timing partner, Race Roster, is set-up to receive virtual race results starting May 28. You can use the ASICS® RunKeeper tracking app, running watch or GPS device to record your time.
Upload instructions will be emailed to you after you register, and your results will be uploaded to your Race Roster dashboard.
HOW CAN I PERSONALIZE MY MEDAL?
iTAB is an engraved plaque with your Name and Finish Time and fits perfectly onto your 2021 Saskatchewan Virtual Marathon ribbon.<add iTAB video here> It is a great way to celebrate your achievement. Your personalized iTab will be mailed directly to you within 30 days after June 28, 2021.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Entry fees are non-refundable under all circumstances. That means that once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund for any reason, and you will not be able to defer your entry for another race.