For Immediate Release
Runners have the option to receive refunds for all races canceled due to COVID-19
New York, April 21, 2020 Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in accordance with New York City’s newly updated restriction on public events through June 30, all New York Road Runners (NYRR) in-person events and programs in June have been canceled. The new cancellations are in addition to the previously announced NYRR event cancellations through May 31, which now include the Global Running Day 5K on June 3, Queens 10K on June 7, New York Mini 10K on June 13, Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run 5M on June 27, Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M on June 28, and all accompanying Rising New York Road Runners youth events.
During these difficult times we are all challenged with doing our part to help and pausing on the group activities we love so much is a major piece of that. Since March 15, a total of 14 NYRR race events have been canceled. Over this time NYRR has been working to find the best possible resolution for the running community.
All runners registered for canceled races during the COVID-19 outbreak will have the choice of an entry fee refund or other race resolution options. This exception to current NYRR race registration policy is being implemented to support the running community during these challenging times. NYRR will be connecting directly with runners impacted by canceled races regarding their specific resolution options. Details on canceled race resolutions are available here.
In the days and weeks ahead, NYRR will continue to work closely with government officials regarding the ongoing status of scheduled in-person events and programs with the possibility of additional cancellations in the future.
For the latest information on NYRR events, programs, and initiatives, please visit www.nyrr.org.