Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I qualify for Boston at the September race? September 10th event will qualify you for 2024. You Can Do It! 

Every year we have hosted the September Tunnel Light marathon (with the exception of 2022) it has fallen within the Boston Marathon eligibility window for the following two years. We do not have control over the exact eligibility window as this is chosen by the Boston association.

Is there a Waiting List after the race sells out?

Yes, once standard entries are sold out for a race we will open a wait list. 

Early Start

Can I start the marathon 1 hour early? Yes, there is an early start provided for those needing more than 6 hours to complete the marathon. Please check in with the timer at the start line. Early starters finishing the marathon under 5 hours will be disqualified and not given a finish time. You must need the extra time to start early. Early starters must be self-supported, know the route. You are on your own until volunteers arrive on the course.


Do You Offer Refunds or Transfers?

  • Cancel registration: We understand that life changes and that you may need to change your plans. We care about you and thus, upon request, we will offer a partial refund; Please visit the Refund Policy page HERE

If you are local and available, please consider volunteering for one of our races. Volunteers receive a reserved space in one of our other races. You volunteer for the entire day you can earn a race credit or half day earns you partial credit. Email volunteer@tunnelmarathon.com 

How Do I Verify That I Am Registered for a Race?

Below is the link to confirm your registration. You also received a confirmation email. Let us know if you have any problems finding your registration.

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon - June Verification HERE 
  • Tunnel Vision - August Verification HERE 
  • Tunnel Light - September Verification HERE 


When Will I Receive Race-Specific Information?

When you register for a race, you are added to our list to receive several event-specific emails with information and reminders. We will begin emailing updates about 3 weeks before the race.

What If I get injured?

Please train carefully and care for your injuries. We have updated our refund/transfer policy to allow partial refunds or partial transfers. Please refer to the refund/transfer policy.

Can I watch the start of the race?

Yes! Please check out the parking/directions page for information on the location of the race start. Note that you will need a Discover Pass.

Can I Enjoy the Finish Line Area?

Yes! Please come cheer on runners at the finish. See the parking/directions page for information on parking. The first runners generally cross the finish line 2.5 hours after the start of the race.

Where Can I Watch the Race Along the Course?

Look for more detailed information to be released after our June race. The following is a list of forest service roads and trails that intersect the Iron Horse Trail which makes up the majority of the course:

  • McClellan Butte Trail

  • Annette Lake Trail

  • Nat'l Forest Development Road 5510 off Tinkham Road

  • Hall Creek Trail (aka Zig Zag Trail)

  • Deception Crags Trail (aka Write Off Rock Trail)

  • Mount Washington Trail

  • Cedar Falls Trail Head

Where Do I Park at the Start Area?

Please see the parking/directions page.

Where Do I Park at the Finish Area?

Please see the parking/directions page.

Have Other Questions?

Please use the Contact page to send us a message.