6 - 7 NOVEMBER 2021



With race plans moving along as anticipated, we wanted to provide a heads up on this year's key health and safety protocols so far from the Scranton Half Marathon committee. Please note that as this is still a fluid situation; safety protocols are subject to change and/or expand. You can still expect the same activities as years past, however they just may look a little more socially distant. This will be especially prevalent at the race expo and the finish line inside Scranton Memorial Stadium.

To PICK UP race packet, participants must:
A) Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination OR
B) Show a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of race time.

If a friend or family member is to be sent to pick up the race packet, the proctor must show proof of A) or B) in reference to the participant.

If you do not feel comfortable participating or are unable to follow A) or B) from above, full refunds, minus processing fees, will be available until September 30th. Starting October 1st, no refunds will be given. To request a refund, please send an email to info@scrantonhalf.com.

Spectators: The Scranton Half can attract a crowd. And we love them for it. Unfortunately, for 2021, our supporters will have to stay on the city streets and behind the crowd fencing. No spectators will be allowed inside PenFed Field @ Memorial Stadium during the half marathon. We're as bummed as you are (we love our stadium finish) but mom/dad/aunt/puppy will have to wait outside the stadium to see you covered in your 2021 race swag. We just couldn't justify asking our participants for vaccination cards (or a negative test) and then crowd them with spectators at the track gate.

Masks: As an added layer of safety, all participants will be required to wear masks while inside PenFed Field @ Memorial Stadium and through the start line. Participants are not expected to wear their masks during the race.

Kids' Runs: Both the 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile kids' runs are cancelled for 2021. Without Covid-19 vaccines available to the youngsters (and no spectators in the stadium), we assume it's best to cancel the kiddo runs altogether.

Scranton 5k/Doherty Double: In order to extend our expo hours, focus on runner clearances, and reduce touch points, the Scranton 5K will be going virtual for 2021. 5k finisher gifts, as well as Doherty Double finisher gifts, will be available during expo hours AND at Scranton Running Company until November 13th. Refunds for the Scranton 5K and the 5K portion of the Doherty Double ($25) will be available until Friday, October 8. Please submit your refund request to info@scrantonhalf.com. Virtual 5k results can be sent to scrantonhalfresults@gmail.com. 5k submission window: Thursday, 11/4 through Monday, 11/8.

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