6/17/2020 – In our efforts to organize the Skagit Flat Marathon in a COVID-19 environment we’ve struggled with uncertainty for almost everything, permit issues, lease agreement issues, low registration numbers, availability of volunteers, and maintaining our commitment to deliver an experience that meets basic expectations for what defines the Skagit Flats Marathon. It’s become clear that there is not a viable path forward to pull everything together. We regret to announce that we have no choice except to cancel the Skagit Flat Marathon for 2020.
For those who already registered you can send an email to email@example.com to request a refund of the race entry fee or send an email to us to request deferral to next year. We look forward to the 2021 Skagit Flats Marathon which hopefully does not have any of these challenges. We would also like to thank everyone who has registered, your enthusiasm and commitment has kept us inspired and has motivated a lot of brainstorming sessions.
Hope to see you all next year. Best wishes and stay safe.
3/24/2020 – Because of the Covid-19 outbreak most of us at Skagit Runners have experienced race cancellation first hand, myself included. We are very hopeful that in five months’ time we’ll be on the back side of this and we’re able to resume most of our normal activities, including the Skagit Flats Marathon, perhaps with some adjustments. But we can appreciate why you still might hesitate to enter our race so we would like to reassure you with a very generous policy for managing your entry.
For 2020 only we are offering options to defer to a future year, transfer entry to another participant, or refund of the race cost. Databar Events still has to pay their staff so we will not be able to refund the processing fee but since it is less than the price increase coming on June 22 your best option is still to sign up. There is no additional processing fee to defer or transfer your entry so that would be the best way to go should you not be able to run in 2020.
More information is coming as the situation evolves and club members have had a chance to discuss options to ensure your safety and mitigate any risks that might still exist in September. We wish you all success at hiding from the virus and getting in your runs (when permitted) as we get through the difficult weeks ahead.
2/8/2020 – Registration is now open for the Skagit Flats Marathon and Half Marathon!