COVID-19
PROTOCOLS

The impact of COVID-19 has changed the shape of how we've conducted our lives and businesses the past two years. As a small non-profit, we understand that this is a time of uncertainty for many people. However, it's also an opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment and efforts to support healthy lifestyles and communities. We hope to embrace this opportunity (with your support) with action, compassion and hopefulness.

We have and will continue to use CDC and local guidelines to inform our events moving forward. 

As an organization, we are proud to have been with this community through 51 years of running. We are familiar with the ups and downs of hilly terrain and course changes. We are grateful for your support over the years and look forward to seeing what we all can accomplish when we unite our efforts (even if that means keeping our distance for the time being).

Staff & volunteers

STAFF

  • All staff are required to be vaccinated

  • All staff are required to be masked at all times during the event (indoor or outdoor)

VOLUNTEERS

 
  • All volunteers are required to meet the same standard as attendees (outlined below)

  • All volunteers are required to be masked at all times during the event (indoor or outdoor)

MASK / VACCINE / TEST REQIREMENTS

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO ATTENDEES

  • ALL ATTENDEES 5+ years of age must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at all times regardless of vaccination status

  • FULLY VACCINATED ATTENDEES must show proof of having received an approved vaccination in order to enter and/or pick up their race packets.

    • People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose vaccine like Moderna or Pfizer or a single does of a single-does vaccine like Johnson & Johnson).​

    • Anyone who is not fully vaccinated as defined above will need to produce a negative COVID test as defined below.

  • UNVACCINATED ATTENDEES ​including children under 12, people with a medical or religious exemption and those not yet fully vaccinated, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (no rapid test) within 72 hours prior to the event.​​

*Anyone who cannot provide this documentation will not be permitted to enter the Health & Fitness Expo.

*Someone may pickup a race packet for another person, but they must show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test for both themself (to enter) and for the person they are picking up for (to receive their race packet).

AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON & SEATTLE KIDS MARATHON PARTICIPANTS

  • MASKS 

    • All participants 5+ years of age must wear a face mask

    • Masks are required in Gas Works Park during the event including queuing for start corrals and after finishing the race.​

    • Outside of Gas Works Park, current King County Health Department guidelines ask that you wear a mask anywhere where social distancing is difficult (regardless of vaccination status).

    • We recommend that you carry a mask with you while you race so you are protected.

  • VACCINES/NEGATIVE TESTS

    • Only those who can show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test as defined here will be given their race packets at packet pickup.

    • If you do not have a valid race bib showing that you met the requirements to pick one up, you will not be able to participate in the live event.

UNVACCINATED, UNTESTED, SYMPTOMATIC OR POSITIVE TESTED INDIVIDUALS

  • WHEN TO STAY HOME

    • ​We respectfully ask you to stay at home if any of the following apply to you.

      • you are unable to produce proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test

      • you are experiencing symptoms

      • you have been exposed to COVID in the days leading up to the event

      • you are not participating in the race

  • REGISTRATION OPTIONS for 2021 only, if you are registered and cannot participate in the live event, you may choose one of these options.

    1. Before November 14, 2021: You may request a partial refund (registration fee minus $40) and your registration will be cancelled.​

    2. Before November 14, 2021: You many may defer to the 2022 event through your RaceRoster.com dashboard for a $5 transfer fee.

    3. Before November 27, 2021 @ 7pm: You may request to have your registration converted into a virtual race free of charge so you may participate virtually at your convenience. In this case your race packet would be mailed to you on Monday, November 29, 2021 and you would not be able to participate in the live event.

*Please note that you must request these registration changes before the deadlines listed above. No registration changes will be made automatically. If you do not request changes by the dates listed and do not participate in the live event, you will be considered a no-show and your registration will be forfeited.

Contact info@seattlemarathon.org for more info

GENERAL PUBLIC/SPECTATORS

  • Gas Works Park (except for fenced in event-only areas), Magnuson Park and the Burke Gilman Trail will be open for shared public use during the event. However, because we can't provide the same verification process for spectators as registrants, we ask that non-registered family, friends and spectators avoid event areas and the course.

APPROVED FORMS OF VACCINE VERIFICATION

  • Original, printed/digital copies or screenshots of the following are valid forms of vaccine verification:

    • ​CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

    • Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination or Digital QR Codes

    • WA State Immunization Information System printout

    • Verified electronic medical record printout from a medical provider

  • Full details here.​

APPROVED COVID TESTS

  • For our events, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test results will be accepted. These test are designed to detect an active virus even in asymptomatic people.

  • "Rapid" or antigen test results will not be accepted.​

 

VACCINE & TEST TIMELINE

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

    • The LAST day you can receive the first dose of a Moderna vaccine.​

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021

    • The LAST day you can receive the first dose of a Pfizer vaccine.​

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021

    • ​The LAST day you can receive the final dose of an approved COVID vaccination in order to be considered fully vaccinated to participate in the SEATTLE KIDS MARATHON

  • Sunday, November 14, 2021

    • The LAST day you can receive the final dose of an approved COVID vaccination in order to be considered fully vaccinated to participate in the AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON​

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    • The FIRST day you can take a COVID test in order to be able to participate in the SEATTLE KIDS MARATHON​

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021

    • The FIRST day you can take a COVID test in order to be able to participate in the AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON​

  • Friday, November 26, 2021

    • The LAST date you can take a COVID test to receive the results in time to participate in the AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON or the SEATTLE KIDS MARATHON​

 

VACCINE & TEST RESOURCES

NOTE: Many test and vaccine providers require an appointment to be guaranteed service. At this point, most providers will schedule service 1-2 weeks before. Please be mindful of potential scarcity of appointments and book as soon as you can.