Marquette Marathon 2020

Thu September 3 - Sat September 12 Marquette, MI 49855-5301 US
Marquette Marathon announcement

July 14, 2020

After reviewing the Michigan Safe Start Plan and talking with various health care providers, we have decided that the 2020 Marquette Marathon and affiliated events planned for September 4-5 will not be held in the traditional format this year due to COVID-19 pandemic-related health and safety concerns for participants, volunteers, staff and other community members.

All registered runners should have received an email from me through RunSignup with information about choosing one of the three options listed below.

     1. Full refund of 2020 entry fee
     2. Move registration forward to the 2021 race weekend
     3. Donate 2020 entry fee

For those who would like to participate, there will be an opportunity to take part in an alternative format virtual marathon or half marathon from September 3-11. The cost to register is $35 and runners will receive a participant shirt and finisher’s medal. Sign up for the virtual event is available at and details will be sent out soon.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the many exceptional running, biking, skiing and other outdoor events that take place in the greater Marquette community each year. We hope to see you in person September 3-4, 2021 for the kids one-mile fun run and the Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.  

With best regards,

Forrest Karr (Race Director) on behalf of the Marquette Marathon organizing committee

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Refund /Deferral Policy

The Marquette Marathon does not allow refunds or transferring of registrations, unless the 2020 Marquette Marathon ends up being canceled due to COVID-19, full refunds will be given.

1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI US 49855-5301

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