Queen City Marathon to go virtual in 2020

COVID-19 has forced another big event in Regina to be cancelled.

On Tuesday afternoon, organizers of the Queen City Marathon said this year’s race weekend, which was September 11-13, will not be an in-person event due to the pandemic.  However, there are plans to go virtual.

In a release, Run Regina’s executive director Shawn Weimer says they are disappointed that we will not be able to host an in-person event in September this year, but they are excited about the chance to do something special to keep our runners and walkers active and moving.

“The ongoing COVID-19 situation has forced us to reinvent our event this year,” Weimer said. “We know people have been training all year to run or walk the GMS Queen City Marathon and for many families it is an annual tradition. This virtual format allows us to still provide an opportunity for our participants to accomplish their goals and to celebrate their achievements.”

Race kits will still be distributed to those taking part with those who have already registered being allowed to run or walk the distance they signed up for anytime during September.

The 2020 edition of the Queen City Marathon was to be its 20th.

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