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New Date: 3/27/2022
Due to the complexities of COVID with many of our race partners, we’re forced to move The Bakersfield Marathon, our flagship, in-person race to Sunday, March 27th, 2022.
While we didn’t come to this decision lightly, we do believe there is a silver-lining in moving our event into the spring. First off, a spring race brings health advantages as our fall race suffered from air quality issues due to the ever-extending fire season occurring throughout California. Also, training for a marathon through the winter months is much more amenable than training in the summer. So while we’re certainly not happy about the postponement, we think the spring scheduling is a positive feature for the future of the event.
For those that are able to be flexible and stick with us at our new date, we’re offering a few options and perks if you come along for the ride. To start, all current participants will receive an auto roll-over into our 2022 in-person race at no cost. And if 2022 is a bad fit, please let us know and we will roll you into our March 26th, 2023 race instead.
All participants that do not request a refund will get a code for a free entry into the 2021 Virtual Bakersfield Marathon & Challenge Weekend taking place across November 12th through 14th -- the same fall weekend as our planned in-person race.
All roll-over participants are also eligible for a 75% discount from Mercury Events for Run Laughlin & Havasu Half! We hope you will take advantage of these generous deals and enjoy both of these amazing races!
All 21-and-over roll-over participants, who do not defer to 2023 or request a refund, will receive a ticket for an extra beer at our in-person finish line in the spring of 2022.
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