The 2020 New York City Marathon, which was set for November, was canceled Wednesday amid well being and safety concerns surrounding the occasion.
The New York Highway Runners, which organizes the occasion with the New York City Mayor’s Workplace, made the choice because of the ongoing points surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.
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“While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated in a information launch. “We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in November of 2021.”
Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of the New York Highway Runners, additionally launched a press release.
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“Canceling this year’s TCS New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective,” he stated. “Marathon Day and the many related events and activities during race week are part of the heart and soul of New York City and the global running community, and we look forward to coming together next year.”
The organizers stated they are going to be contacting runners registered for the 2020 occasion by July 15 with extra particulars. The racers could have the choice for a full refund or assured entry in both the 2021, 2022 or 2023 race.
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This marathon was set to be the 50th working of the race. The 2021 occasion will happen on Nov. 7, 2021.