Woody’s RV Marathon cancelled due to virus

Races that drew thousands of runners were set for May 17

The Woody’s RV Marathon has been cancelled because of COVID-19.

“The 2020 Woody’s RV Marathon, half marathon, 10-K and 5-K road race have been cancelled due to increasing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus,” said organizers.

“This has been taken in conjunction with the recent directive from Alberta Health Services to limit and prohibit large public gatherings.

“The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, spectators, vendors, sponsors and the public at large, is our highest priority.”

The race is run by the non-profit Red Deer Marathon Society, led by a volunteer board of directors and supported by hundreds of volunteers.

“We all share in the disappointment that this event will not take place this year. We take our responsibility of delivering a first-class race experience very seriously, and know first hand the effort, time and commitment that goes into preparing for this event.”

The non-profit organization says it’s unable to offer refunds — except for those who bought $25 T-shirts — because a large portion of registration funds had already been spent on getting ready for the race.

Registrants will be offered a minimum 20 per discount on next year’s race fees.

Additional information will be made available on www.reddeermarathon.ca. Also see the Woody’s Facebook and Instagram pages or email reddeermarathonsociety@gmail.com.



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