THE 2021 RACES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
We are deeply sorry to announce the cancellation of the 43rd Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon. The NVM board of directors made this difficult decision as they continue to monitor updates from county and state agencies regarding the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Additionally, California’s comprehensive reopening plan does not allow mass gatherings like ours until the final reopening phase when a vaccine is widely available.
Our highest priority is always the safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators, and residents. At this time, the board also does not feel like they can guarantee a safe experience for all. We are informing you as soon as we could to give you time to adjust your plans. We were very hopeful we could host a race, and we are very sorry that the on-going pandemic has forced us to cancel.
All entrants are eligible for our “Whine Stopper” Registration which guarantees your entry will be deferred free of charge to the 2022 or 2023 race, your choice! Once we are ready to open registration for 2022, all registrants will be contacted at that time to make a decision on which year to apply their deferral. There is nothing for you to do at this time.
Napa Valley Marathon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that typically provides nearly $30,000 in support back to the local community. This year, with the loss of entry fees and other income sources due to event cancellations, coming soon, we are excited to announce a fun virtual experience. This will not only give runners a way to continue to train and stay engaged, but will give us the opportunity to support our worthy local causes. We hope you will consider joining us.