Entrants who select the Golden Racer option will start in their appropriate race (men’s or women’s) but race a shorter course. They will round the marker at the Junior Race Point (halfway up the mountain) and descend the mountain to the finish line. The Golden Racer option is available to racers 70 years and older who have completed 10 or more adult races.
Golden Racers must reach the cutoff checkpoint at the Junior Race Point (halfway up the mountain) within 60 minutes of their start time and complete the race within 2.5 hours to receive an official Golden Racer finish time.
The race committee is offering this option to encourage older competitors to continue participating. The race community and spectators are inspired by older athletes and their participation is part of what makes Mount Marathon such a unique community event.