Running Industry Response to COVID-19


Resources, news, statements and more from around the global running industry can be found here


Editor's note: Running USA, the non-profit trade organization for the sport of road running, is aggregating news, event organizer statements and public resources from official sources relevant to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic here. We encourage you to contribute links to this page by emailing them to us at We will continue to update this page on a daily basis.


Next Virtual Race Camp: How will your business survive until the fall?

Tuesday, March 31, 1pm PST/4pm EST

Moderated by Matt West of DMSE Sports and Tony Yamanaka of Event Southwest, this race camp will focus on questions and concerns around business continuity, including vendor relationships, staffing, and creative solutions.

Register here:


A statement from Running USA on COVID-19 and its industry impacts:


Statements from Running USA member race organizations


Categorized by situation type


Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K (remaining events):

Austin American Statesman Cap 10K:

 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle:

Credit Union Cherry Blossom:

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon:

Eugene Marathon:

GO St. Louis:

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon (Sweden):

Hartford Marathon Foundation events in March:

Marine Corps 17.75K:

NYRR on NYC Half:

NYRR cancellation announcement of all events through May 10 (updated 3/18):


Probility Ann Arbor Marathon (Epic Races):

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon:

Rock 'n' Roll Atlantic City Half:

Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Marathon and Half:

Run in the Name of Love (Carmel, Calif.);

Shamrock Run Portland (Motiv Sports):

Twin Cities in Motion:

WHY Racing Events Couve Clover Run:

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon:

Find other cancelled events including non-RUSA members here via On Path Events:



General Statement

Akron Marathon:

Atlanta Track Club:

Atlanta Track Club re: Peachtree:


Calgary Marathon:

CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association):

Cool Events:

Fort2Base Race:

Grandma's Marathon:

IRONMAN Group/Rock n Roll Marathon Series:

Marine Corps Marathon Pledge to Runners:

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon:

Missoula Marathon:


OC Marathon:

Ottawa Marathon:




Bay to Breakers:

Big Sur Marathon:


Boston Marathon:

Carmel Marathon:

Catalina Island Marathon:

Delaware Running Festival:

Flying Pig Marathon:

Frederick Running Festival:

Guinness Open Gate Brew Run:

Hartford Marathon Foundation events in April:

Illinois Marathon:

Oakland Running Festival:

Ogden Marathon:

OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon:

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon:

Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon:

Silicon Valley Half Marathon:

St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon and Half:

Ukrop's Monument Ave. 10K (Sportsbackers):


Virtual Events (hosting a virtual event in place of a cancelled race? Please contact us and we will list it here.)  

Allstate Hot Chocolate (for pre-registered participants)

Credit Union Cherry Blossom

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh:

HMF Free Virtual Fitness Challenge for Kids

Marine Corps 17.75K:

Probility Ann Arbor Marathon:

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon:

Shamrock Run Portland (this event has concluded)

WHY Events Couve Clover Run (this event has concluded):

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon (this event has concluded):


Running Events and Charities Race Camp Recording

Held Tuesday, March 24. Listen here:


Crisis Management Race Camp Recording

A virtual race camp on crisis management, moderated by Kirsten Fleming of RunCalgary and Mike Coleman of TimingHQ.

Listen to the race camp recording:


Data Insight Series No. 10: Event Cancellations Recording

In depth insight on event cancellation best practices, from Jeff Matlow of imATHLETE

Listen to the recording:

Download a summary of key insights from Data Insight Series No. 10


Official guidelines

CDC Mass Gathering Guidelines:

General COVD-19 Readiness Resources from CDC:


World Health Organization information:


Business resources

Guide to Federal Small Business Stimulus Aid Programs:

CARES Small Business Guide and Checklist

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

SBA Disaster Assistance

Small Business Relief Tracker from Forbes (includes state-by-state resources);

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources page


Insight for small events dealing with COVID-19

Download PDF here

By Lonnie Somers,owner and Chief HAL Officer, HAL Sports and Running USA board member


Event Cancellation Insurance and COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in early March, Running USA has received a high volume of questions about event insurance and the options for future event cancellation coverage.

Find answers here:


Additional content resources from Running USA vendor members

Race Roster, ASICS, and the Runkeeper™ app team up to offer a more rewarding virtual experience:

Race Roster announcement:

RRD: COVID-19 Solutions and Case Studies:

Blerter resources page:

AMI Graphics update:

Eventhub: COVID-19 Event Cancellations: Crisis Management from RUSA:

Eventhub: Coronavirus: Overcoming Challenges Presented to Live Events:

imATHLETE blog post: The Coronavirus and Your Event/s:

imATHLETE blog post: The Coronavirus and Your Endurance Event Planning:

RaveRaves blog for runners: So Your Race has Been Cancelled .. Now What?

Race Roster article: Managing the effects that COVID-19 may have on your event:

RunSignup blog:

RunSignup PR: Tools for Coronavirus Emergency Planning:


Places for online discussion among industry peers


Running USA Facebook group:

Event Professionals Facebook Group:


News articles

For the marathon community, what's best in the long run isn't great for long runs

Running USA Commentary: Get Ready for the Third Running Boom

Running Safely During Coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021:

Running from Coronavirus: A Back to Basics Exercise Boom:

Running is the Outlet That Unites Us All During the Coronavirus Crisis:

Japan's prime minister says IOC president agrees to postpone 2020 Summer Olympic Games:

USA Track and Field Calls for Tokyo Olympics to be Postponed:

Popular Mechanics:  How can you Safely Run a Marathon Amidst Coronavirus Fears? We did the math.

Thousands of runners expected at Cyprus Marathon despite coronavirus cancellations

USA Today worldwide list of sporting events (not just running) cancelled

NYT Running in the Time of Coronavirus

Runner's World Coverage of Cancelled Events

How the LA Marathon responded to coronavirus concerns