Fifteenth Anniversary SNICKERS® Marathon Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Dec 29, 2020


From: Rashelle Beasley
           Race Director
           Albany Marathon, Inc.


Fifteenth Anniversary SNICKERS® Marathon Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Albany, Georgia, USA – Albany Marathon, Inc., Phoebe Putney, MARS Wrigley, and community leaders have jointly decided to postpone the 2021 SNICKERS® Marathon Weekend out of caution due to safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This was a very difficult decision, but it is in the best interest of our community, all participants and spectators,” said Chuck Knight Chairman, Albany Marathon, Inc. Board of Directors. “The COVID-19 situation is too fluid to accurately predict the conditions we will see in March. We don’t want to do anything to risk the health and safety of anyone involved as we are also following the lead of the City of Albany as they have canceled and postponed past events.”

The race weekend—originally scheduled for March 5-6, 2021, in downtown Albany—will tentatively be held April 17, 2021. The decision affects the SNICKERS® Half and Full Marathon and the Annual Downtown Street Festival.

Registered runners will be transferred to the April date. Per the races COVID-19 Policy, they do have the option to run virtually or defer their registration to the 2022 or 2023 race.  Registered runners who choose to not run in April will need to contact Race Officials.

“This community event was designed to show off our Southern hospitality and give runners a 26.2-mile tour of Albany, GA,” said Rashelle Beasley, Race Director. “With our supporting sponsor and medical staff provider, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, working hard to keep our community healthy we must join them by postponing the race to a time they feel would be safer.”

Scheduled annually for the first Saturday in March, the 2021 race is being postponed to April 17, 2021 at 7 a.m. The upcoming race will mark 15 years running.  Registration is now open through and


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