Event Updates

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Postponed Events

Be There Races

The race updates below are as of April 8 and will be updated as more information is available or as changes occur.

  • Spring Trio and Spring Trio Trail: These races have both been postponed to August. The likely date is August 16 for Spring Trio (which will be known as Sprung Trio this year). Spring Trio Trail will then be a weekday evening one week later.
  • Tri for Evan: Is postponed to July 19. August 8 and September 6 are alternative dates.
  • K-100: Still as planned on June 27. The alternate date is August 29.
  • Banff Ekiden Relay: No change to scheduled date of October 17.
  • Last Chance Half Marathon and 10km: No change to scheduled date of November 8.

For more information, visit www.bethereraces.com.

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Women's Run & Walk (Canmore, AB)

In the past week, local governing bodies have changed their guidelines around COVID-19 and group events, and it is no longer an option to safely host the Women’s Run weekend on May 23/24 of this year.   
 
The good news? The 2020 Women’s Run & Walk is postponed until the fall!

Event organizers are working with stakeholders and partners to secure a date for the postponed races, and will be in touch as they receive more information at www.rmswomensrun.com.

Wasa Lake Triathlon (Wasa Provincial Park, Cranbrook, B.C.)

The ITU cancelled all events up to June 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19 the NEW date for Gerick Sports Wasa Triathon/Duathlon is August 8+9, 2020.

The event schedule will remain as outlined. Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon/Duathlon has also confirmed Steve King as the announcer for the new August dates. Even with challenges they are striving to maintain a great event with a good reputation!

Updated options and information has been sent to those currently registered. For more information, visit http://www.rmevents.com/triathlon/.

Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Presented by Pursuit

After lengthy discussions with partners, the necessary mandate by the Alberta Government, as well as the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and local community, Multisportscanada has decided to cancel the April 18 date of the 2020 Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon.

A revised race date will be announced after the government has determined the best course of action for large gatherings, and Multisportscanada has finalized details with Parks Canada, the Municipality of Jasper and its partners.

For more info, visit http://jaspercanadianrockieshalf.ca.

Virtual Events

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

The 56th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race weekend, originally scheduled for Sunday May 31, is now a virtual event that will kick off an entire virtual running season for Run Calgary.

Last month, organizers announced the postponement from May to the fall because of COVID – 19. However, subsequent developments in the global health crisis and announcements from Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) led to the difficult decision to shift its 2020 traditional races to virtual events.

“Run Calgary is an organization built on community, supporting a lifestyle of health and wellness,” says Kirsten Fleming, Executive Director of Run Calgary. “It is with these values in mind and the reality of what is happening across the globe and here in Alberta, that we have made the decision to go virtual.”

NEW DATES:

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Virtual 5K 10K 21.1K Marathon 50K solo and social distancing relay
May 31 – September 27

The Flapjack 15K
July 3 – July 12

Beat Beethoven in partnership with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 4K walk and 8K run
August 22-31

The Wild Run in partnership with The Calgary Zoo 10 mile solo or virtual team tag relay
September 20 – September 30

Dash of Doom in partnership with AARCS 1K 5K and 10K
October 26 – October 31

12Ks of Christmas
December 1 – December 12

For questions regarding the 2020 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, please visit www.calgarymarathon.com and to learn more about the 2020 Run Calgary Virtual Running Festival check out the FAQs.

The Goddess Run

The Goddess Run has gone Virtual! And while the initial virtual spots sold out immediately, they have opened up some new specially priced spots that include some amazing SWAG:

• Finisher’s medal and lanyard
• Race bag from Westhills
• Gloves from BMO 
• Organic Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Thins from ChocXO
• Xact Nutrition Bar
• Race number 
• Discount for the 10th annual Goddess Run on June 5, 2021
• and lots of prizes including Lugaro diamond jewelry

Join to run, walk, or skip (a treadmill works too!) for the BMO 5K, Westhills 10K, half marathon or kids Run. This great event is raising money for BC Cancer Foundation’s COVID-19 relief fund.

CLICK HERE for more information. There are only 225 spots left! Registration will close by May 15 if not sold out before! Use code IMPACT5 for a $5 discount off whatever package you choose!

IRONMAN Virtual Club

Have you thought about making the leap into triathlon but weren’t sure where to start? Now is your chance with the all-new IRONMAN VIRTUAL CLUB!

The platform gives you the tools you need to train and allows you to compete from anywhere, in a variety of race formats and distances, with the virtual race series, IRONMAN VR. Celebrate your achievements with a global community of fellow athletes all while earning points to be used towards valuable rewards.

Join at www.ironmanvirtualclub.com.

Cancelled Events

Fat Dog 120

Fat Dog is now cancelled for 2020 based on the risk assessment and for the safety of all racers and others attending the race. Registered racers have been notified and they hope to see everyone in 2021.

Organizers will be doing some trail work in small groups if you want to join in.

As of April 14, registered racers can now choose a 100% deferral to 2021. Visit www.fatdog120.ca for more information.

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

The Victoria Marathon Society has made the regrettable decision to cancel the 2020 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, scheduled for October 11. On May 6 the BC Government announced the next stage in their COVID-19 response which includes a phased relaxation of physical distancing rules. However, it was stated that the restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people will remain in effect until a vaccine is found. Given this context, it is not possible for the Society to stage the event.

“We are deeply disappointed to have to cancel the event, especially after a very successful 40th annual race last year, but we need to respect the order from the Provincial Health Officer,” said Jonathan Foweraker, President of the Victoria Marathon Society.

Participants will be offered a deferral for 2021 and 2022 or the option of a refund with the ability to donate part of their refund to one of the CHEK Charity Pledge Program charities. All registered participants have been informed of the options and these are outlined on the event’s website at www.runvictoriamarathon.com

The VMS board and race committee are working on keeping participants engaged and encourage everyone to visit the website and social media feeds to stay up to date on event news for 2021. Registration for the 2021 event will open in the fall.

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K

The difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K.

At this time, the primary goal is public safety while maintaining our commitment to supporting those most in need. Registration for this event has been closed, however fundraising will remain open. If you are in the position to do so, we hope you will continue to support the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K charitable partners, who  need  our help now  more than ever.

For more information, visit www.canadarunningseries.com.

TC10K (Victoria, B.C.)

RunSport Victoria Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 TC10K. The health and safety of registrants, staff and volunteers is top priority, and at this time, the BC Ministry of Health has informed that all events of 50+ must be cancelled.
 
Thank you for your support and patience as the RunSport Society navigates these uncharted territories. For event FAQ answers, please visit https://runsport.ca/faq/.

Vancouver Island Runners' Association

The Vancouver Island Runners’ Association has cancelled the remaining races in the 2020 Island Race Series because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those races include:

 

Vancouver Sun Run

After careful consideration and in light of the latest information from federal and provincial health agencies, the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run has decided to cancel the 2020 event. The health and safety of registrants, staff and volunteers is top priority, and at this time, several health agencies in North America have recommended cancelling large gatherings. Although the Federal Ministry of Health continues to assess the health risk to Canadians as low in regards to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Vancouver Sun Run feels that is in the best interest of participants to cancel the event.

2020 registered runners will have the opportunity to transfer their registration to the 2021 event. Full details will be announced soon regarding this process, but an overview is below detailing what runners can expect.

  • At an appropriate time, you will be able to pick up your race shirt for the 2020 Sun Run at a “packet pick-up.”
  • You will have the option to transfer to the 2021 Vancouver Sun Run by paying a $15 fee, which covers some of the expenses incurred for the 2020 event (e.g., race shirts).
  • You will not be obligated to transfer to the 2021 event
  • All terms and conditions remain in full effect, including the ‘no refund policy’

To receive an email alert as soon as transfer details are available, click here.

Mother's Day Run, Walk and Ride (Calgary)

During this unprecedented time, Sport Chek has made the prudent decision to cancel the 2020 Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride.  While this is very disappointing, the health, safety, and wellbeing of all Calgarians is top priority and responsibility. 

For those of you already registered, Sport Chek will be refunding your race fees. Please watch for an email from Race Roster regarding your reimbursement.

Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest (Canmore)

Plaid Goat has made the difficult decision to not proceed with a 2020 festival due to long-term uncertainty with COVID-19 and travel commitments.

In the meantime, be well and stay healthy… we hope to see you out riding on our region’s awesome trails once this is all behind us.

BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by The Westin Bayshore (Vancouver)

The 2020 BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by The Westin Bayshore to be held on Sunday, May 10th has been cancelled due to increased COVID-19 concerns and the recent directive from the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer to ban all public gatherings that exceed 50 people.

Due to the nature of the event being focused on Mother’s Day, and the logistical challenges of postponing the entire event, it will NOT be rescheduled this year.

For more info, visit https://runmomrun.ca/event-updates.

Saskatchewan Marathon Presented by Nutrien (Saskatoon)

The 2020 Saskatchewan Marathon has been cancelled due to increased COVID-19 concerns. The health and safety of runners, volunteers, fans, stakeholders, suppliers and the public at large is always highest priority.

If you are registered for the Saskatchewan Marathon this year and already paid to run or walk, the Saskatoon Road Runners Association (SRRA) has made a decision to offer the options below to provide some value for that investment:

  1. VIRTUAL RACE – Complete your distance anytime between May 15 and June 15, 2020 and enter your time on the official results page. Once you’ve submitted your results, you can claim your t-shirt and medal at Brainsport, or if you don’t get to Saskatoon, they will be mailed to you.
  2. DEFER YOUR ENTRY – to the SRRA River Run on Sunday September 20 any distance – Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM.  This event is also organized by the Saskatoon Road Runners Association. You will get SWAG and a medal.  
  3. RECEIVE A REFUND – of 70% back to your credit card. Most of your registration fees have been spent on the 2020 race and can’t be recovered. Although they normally don’t provide refunds, the SRRA is committed to providing this funding to you in these extraordinary times.
  4. DONATE TO MEEWASIN – you can convert your 70% refund to a donation to help maintain the trails in the Meewasin Valley. You will receive a charitable tax receipt and a special gift!

For more info, visit https://saskmarathon.ca.

General Updates

2020 Longest Day Road Race: Friday, June 19th at UBC Thunderbird Stadium (Vancouver)

Notice from event organizers:

The Longest Day Road Race is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 19th at UBC. As you can appreciate, it is unclear at this time, what will transpire in the coming weeks and how long it will be before we are though this crisis. The most important thing is clearly everyone’s health and well being and we know that we will get through this if we all work together.

Because of that uncertainty, we have three options:

  1. The first option is to continue to plan as if the event will take place on the specified date. We will not do so if there is any chance that it would compromise the safety/health of our participants. We would of course follow any direction provided by the health services.
  2. The second is to plan for an alternate date and move the event back as events transpire. We would likely need a month’s lead-in to get entries and reorganized, so we would be looking at mid-July onwards through till early September or perhaps October.
  3. The last option is to cancel.

We are choosing to work through each of these, so for now we are proceeding with planning as usual assuming that the event will be able to go ahead safely.

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