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At this time, WRM is not required to make special changes to our event procedures in regards to COVID-19. We do ask that all participants use common sense regarding their health and the health of others . Be vaccinated, wear a mask, keep your distance, and have a fun and safe race!
We ask that you wear a mask when indoors or in close proximity to others, unless you're running the race. In that case, breath freely and have fun!
Nov 15-18 | Mon - Thrus: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Packet Pickup at Fit.1 in Mountain Home, AR Encouraged for local runners
Nov 19 | Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Packet Pickup at Fit.1 in Mountain Home, AR for all runners
Nov. 20 | Saturday | 5:00 am - 6:45 am
Packet Pickup at Cotter Schools
Nov. 20 | Saturday | 7:00 am
Marathon & Half start
Nov. 20 | Saturday | 7:30 am
Nov. 20 | Saturday | 2:00 pm
Race cut-off time
Please read the entire "COVID WRM Modifications for Registrants" document before submitting questions.
The 2020 White River Marathon (Marathon, Half, and 5K) for Kenya race will be run in Cotter, Arkansas on November 21, 2020 as planned, barring any extreme and legal restrictions as related to COVID-19. As of November 16, 2020, the race is going forward as planned. Below are the modifications that are being made to race weekend given our current COVID-19 climate.
Note that the race will be run on our beautiful and flat course and will not be converted into a virtual race at any point. WRM staff have made modifications to the extra activities as related to race weekend. If COVID-19 turns life upside down to where extreme or legal restrictions prevent the race from happening, we’re prepared to give all those pre-registered 80% off the 2021 WRM. This is a fund raiser for a 501C3 and no refunds will be given for 2020.
Note: While a plan is in place and modifications have been made, we cannot police every athlete, volunteer or spectator at all times. It is up to all individuals to adhere to distancing rules. If you feel that you have a compromised immune system or are nervous that others are not taking all precautions, we ask that you do not attend WRM 2020.
Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
WRM has cancelled the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner. It is not socially responsible for us to put 250 people in one room at once.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
We would like to space everyone out and avoid congestion when and where possible. Packet pickup will be available the whole week prior to race day. We ask that local runners pickup Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, leaving Friday for our out of town guests.
Race Morning: Packet pickup will still be held race morning
On Course: It is still a race, of course:.
At the Finish: Pretty close to what you’re used to seeing at WRM.
Post-Race at the School: The renowned post-race meal will look different this year.
We're incorporating wave starts for 2020. Use this button to log into your Run Signup account to update your information as well as purchase dinner tickets
We are going ahead, but there are logistical changes! Our plan for modifications has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Health. See the AR DOH Approved plan here >