Events

Kensington Marathon - 26.2

07/25 6:00AM EDT - 3:30PM EDT

Kensington Marathon - 13.1

07/25 8:00AM EDT - 3:30PM EDT

Kensington Marathon - 50k

07/25 6:00AM EDT - 3:30PM EDT

Kensington Marathon - 10k

07/25 8:10AM EDT - 1:10PM EDT

Kensington Marathon - 5k

07/25 8:10AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Virtual Races

$45 - $50 07/25 12:00AM EDT
Events: Kensington Marathon - Virtual 5k Kensington Marathon - Virtual 10k Kensington Marathon - Virtual 50k Kensington Marathon - Virtual Half-Marathon - 13.1 Kensington Marathon - Virtual Marathon - 26.2
Description

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.

 
8th Annual Kensington Marathon & Half-Marathon

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.


 

2021 COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information - Updated 7-15-2021

The Race is on - We will see you at Kensington!

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.

NO Race Day Registration!

 

COVID-19 Race Procedures

All Procedures subject to change as the requirements by the park, The CDC, and/or the local & state authorities may change.

Face Mask

We are NOT requiring all participants & spectators to wear a mask.  

Start/Finish Area:  

Please be respectful of other people's personal space and allow adequate social distancing.

Social Distancing - Stay 6' apart - (when possible)

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!

Packet Pick-up - Prior to Race Day

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.

Packet Pick-up - Race Day

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)

Staggered Race Start Times

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

Start Line - 25 Runners per Wave

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.

Aid Stations - Fully NON-Contact

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.

On the course - Be as courteous as possible

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.

Finish Line - Non-Contact

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.

The course

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.

 

RaceJoy

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

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:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

This park is absolutely gorgeous!
It is a special place for a run (or walk, bike ride, picnic, etc.)

More more park information please visit the Kensington Metropark website here.

Place
Kensington Marathon Start/Finish Line - Maple Beach - Kensington Metropark
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.kensingtonmarathon.com.

2020

Yes - we raced in 2020

Directions

Kensington Marathon Start/Finish Line - Maple Beach - Kensington Metropark

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