Trail & Race Etiquette


  • Don't go out for a run, walk, or attend the Kensington Marathon if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms. 
    If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days (without a negative test after) - STAY HOME!
    If you have been knowingly exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days - STAY HOME!

  • Do practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six to eight feet of separation.  When running behind another runner increasing this distance to 12 or more feet is a good idea.

  • Wear a face mask in the Packet Pick-up and Start/Finish Line areas.  Also put your mask on when approaching aid stations and others on the trail and in the park.

  • Smile or Wave at runners as you pass instead of saying hello and possibly spewing water droplets in their direction.  Yes this goes against most runners' friendly nature but it might put others at ease.  Please continue to be encouraging and enthusiastic on your runs, let's simply smile and give more thumbs up.

  • Do respect community regulations in parks, tracks, and multi-use trails.

  • Do run single-file, not two abreast unless there is ample public space to do so.  Don't force others off of a sidewalk or trail by hogging the space.   Please be respectful of other runners space (in both directions).  Other runners may not be comfortable with you running beside them and engaging in conversation.  Please pass swiftly and give a friendly wave as you go by.

  • Don't spit or “nose rocket” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during your run/walk.

  • Carry your own fluids and avoid contact with public water fountains.  There will be plenty of Water/Aid Stations along the course.  Of course you can carry your own water/fluids to further cut down on contact with others.  We will have a Bag Drop (contactless) near the Water Station at Maple Beach.  (Marathon & 50k Runners approx. Mile Marks - 9.5, 17, 26)

  • Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using a port-a-john.  The National Recreation & Parks Association reminds people, prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.  Restrooms are open in the park but the water fountains at the restrooms may not be turned on.  

  • Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item.  We will have gels on the course but encourage you to bring & carry your own.

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