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COVID-19 Information - Updated July 15, 2021 - Read Below for more info
The Kensington Marathon is on - We will see you at Maple Beach!
We have received permission to hold the race and the race is on. We are working to ensure that the race is safe (for runners, supporters, race staff & volunteers, and other park users) following guidelines and recommendations from The Governor (and Governments), Health Organizations, The Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority, and the Running Community.
Pick your distance: 26.2 - 50k - 13.1 - 10k - 5k
Run in one of the most beautiful parks in the United States. Kensington Metropark is home to an 8.5 mile continuous run/walk/bike trail that circles Kent Lake. Come see why so many area runners train regularly here. The park also features a small farm, equestrian area, nature center, boat rental, 18 hole golf course, water park, disc golf course, and more.
We have received permission to hold the race and the race is on. We are working to ensure that the race is safe (for runners, supporters, race staff & volunteers, and other park users) following guidelines and recommendations from The Governor (and Governments), Health Organizations, The Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority, and the Running Community. There will be NO Race Day Registration. All Registration will be paperless and online.
We are NOT requiring all participants & spectators to wear a mask.
Please be respectful of other people's personal space and allow adequate social distancing.
Before and after the race please respect the space and health of others and maintain 6' of social distancing.
Please resist hand to hand or personal contact - no high fives - no hand shakes - no hugs We know it's hard to resist congratulating someone after their first marathon or running a great race but please help us follow the rules and resist personal contact. As the race director I love to congratulate accomplishment and thank folks for running our race with a hello and a handshake but this year it's going to be a safe socially distanced hello with our conversation. Yes you will see me out on the bike on the course encouraging you to the finish line and I'll encourage you from a safe distance away!
We are encouraging as many runners as possible to pick up their race packet prior to race day. This will minimize congestion and contact on race morning prior to the start of the race. We are currently working with the park to finalize packet pick-up times and location. Please maintain 6' social distancing at packet pick-up.
Please do not go near packet pick-up or get in line before your scheduled time slot. There will be plenty of time and our system is very efficient for packet pick-up. Please maintain 6' social distancing at packet pick-up. (5:15am - Marathon & 50k) (7:00am - Half-Marathon) (7:30am - 10k & 5k)
5:00 am: Early, Early Start- Marathon & 50k
6:00 am: Early Start - Marathon & 50k
7:00 am: Start - Marathon & 50k
8:00 am: Start - Half-Marathon
8:30 am: Start - 10k & 5k
We will Start in waves of 20 runners each starting at ONE minute intervals.
This to help thin out the stream of runners on the path and make it easier to pass in both directions
Waves are on a first come first served basis - get to the start line first and you are in the first wave.
Volunteers will be placing cups of water on tables at the aid stations - there will not be any HAND to HAND contact.
The cups will be spaced apart so that each runner can take a cup without touching another cup.
Please do not run more than 2 across. Please be courteous of runners, walkers, & cyclists going in both directions. The path is open to others on race day. It is a big park and this is never an issue. Pay attention to the parking lot entrance crossings - The cars have the right of way.
We ask that you Stay to the Right & Pass on the Left.
The finish line will also be non-contact. Your medal and any other swag will be placed on a table for you to pick up and take
We will NOT be doing age group awards this year. In place of age group awards everyone will be getting something in addition to their finisher's medal. We will NOT be posting printed results. Results will be uploaded the race website. Thanks for your understanding.
Same Courses as 2020 - Maple Beach (start/finish area)
Start Finish Lines are located in the Parking Lot.
Out & Backs at the beginning for Marathon, Half-Marathon, & 50k Runners have new turn around points.
Marathon is 3 loops around the lake after the short out & back in the first mile.
All Course Maps & Start/Finish Line area info can be found under the Course Maps menu at the top right of this page.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Kensington Marathon - Half-Marathon - 50k - 10k - 5k.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
This park is absolutely gorgeous!
It is a special place for a run (or walk, bike ride, picnic, etc.)
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.kensingtonmarathon.com.
Yes - we raced in 2020
Kensington Marathon Start/Finish Line - Maple Beach - Kensington MetroparkOpen in External Application