MADISON (WKOW) -- Organizers of the Madison Marathon announced they have canceled the run scheduled for this year.
A message on the race's website displays a message to the public. "Out of concern for the health and safety of our community, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of 2020 Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," it reads. "We feel it is our responsibility to mitigate the potential risks to our participants, spectators, sponsors, and staff who contribute to the full experience on race day."
Those who already paid to register for the race can choose to change where their money goes to one of three options.
- Entrants can defer their registration to the next Madison Marathon scheduled for Nov. 14, 2021.
- They can choose to receive a complete refund.
- Registrants can donate their fees to either My Team Triumph or Affordable Dental Care, charities affiliated with the marathon.
More information is available on the Madison Marathon's website.
The marathon is one of scores of local events canceled or delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.