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In the May, 2021 Newsletter, Issue No. 441

    • Cascade Run Off Redux Celebrates 40 Years of Prize Money Racing
    • USOPC and USADA Endorse WADA Reforms
    • Boston Marathon Application Stats
    • USADA Scales Back Penalties for THC Use
    • Tracking In-Person Finishes by Month
    • Road Race Management Meeting to be First Major In-person Race Director Gathering of the Fall
  • New CDC Guidelines:
    May 2021—A Watershed in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Although Questions Remain
  • Events: NYRR Moves Slowly Toward Pre-Pandemic Racing
  • Events: Remote, Timed, In-Person Racing
  • Events: Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Hosts Virtual Run on Traditional Course
  • Commentary: Be Careful What You Wish For
  • Event Managment: NYCRUNS Adapted Existing Race Policies to Fit the Pandemic
  • Statistics: Major Marathon Shoe Sponsors; Rock 'n' Roll Virtual Runs
  • Business Page & Mileposts: ON Goes Up; Saucony Honors Mothers; Shoe Sales Strong

In the May 25, 2021 E-news

  • Survey Finds 28.76% of Runners Started During the Pandemic
  • More Headwinds for Tokyo Olympics: Public Says Nay, Doctors Say Hold On
  • Philadelphia Marathon Cuts Participation in Half--for Now
  • New York City Marathon Might Bar Unvaccinated Runners
  • Running Great Ron Hill Dies at 82
  • Severe weather claims 21 lives in Chinese Ultra
  • The 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk will accept applications to the lottery
  • RRCA accepting 2021 Kids Run the Nation grant applications

In the April 23, 2021 E-news

  • 4,000 Trail Runners in April 12 Patagonia Run
  • Minnesota Race Directors Join to Speak with One Voice to State Health Department
  • "Battle of the Teams" in Prague Offers Unique Marathon Format
  • American Des Linden Sets Women's World Best at 50K
  • Shanghai Half Marathon Strips Adidas Shirts from Racing Kits
  • Paris Marathon Offers Full Refunds in Case of Cancellation
  • Eliud Kipchoge returned to the top
  • Boston to charge a $25 COVID fee
  • Children Injured, One Killed, in Peloton Tread+ Accidents


In the April, 2021 Newsletter, Issue 440

  • News
    • RRCA Convention Takes Place In-Person in Florida 
    • World Record Status for 50K Advocated
    • In-Person Finishes by Month
    • Are Mandatory Vaccines and Pre-Race Testing the Ticket to In-Person Racing?
    • Drive-Through Packet Pickup and Registration
    • Virtual and Hybrid Race Experiences 2020
    • Statistics: In-Person Race Participation Trends; Record Submission Trends; Opinions
    • Business Page: New Balance Sustains; Nike Refurbishes; Newton Recycles
    • Mileposts: Masters Will Compete at 2022 World X-C; Marathon Organizers Test COVID Mitigation Models

In the April 7, 2021 E-news

  • Baikal Ice Marathon Draws 70 Hard-Core Runners: Soccer Star Wins in 3:25
  • It's Official: USOPC Will Allow Social Justice Demonstrations
  • USATF Announces "Journey to Gold" Outdoor Track Series
  • Outrage in China Compels Marathon to Drop Sponsor
  • Hayward Field Remodel Completed in Time for Olympic Trials
  • Letter to the Editor: Don't take chances with medallions and apparel--buy American!


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