Coronavirus outbreak forces Maine Marathon to go virtual in 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the 2020 Maine Marathon to go virtual.The race, which was scheduled for Sunday, October 4, will take place virtually over two weeks, according to race organizers.Registered runners will be able to run on either a course of their choosing or on the traditional course between September 26 and October 12. Race organizers will place mile markers on the traditional course for that two-week span.Runners can also choose to defer their entry fee to 2021, donate it or request a refund.Race Director Bob Dunfey said the decision to go virtual was “a difficult one.” The Maine Marathon has raised more than $5.2 million for local charities since it’s inaugural race in 1997.

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the 2020 Maine Marathon to go virtual.

The race, which was scheduled for Sunday, October 4, will take place virtually over two weeks, according to race organizers.

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Registered runners will be able to run on either a course of their choosing or on the traditional course between September 26 and October 12. Race organizers will place mile markers on the traditional course for that two-week span.

Runners can also choose to defer their entry fee to 2021, donate it or request a refund.

Race Director Bob Dunfey said the decision to go virtual was “a difficult one.”

The Maine Marathon has raised more than $5.2 million for local charities since it’s inaugural race in 1997.