The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, set to take place on November 1, has been canceled. New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event organizer, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, have made the decision to cancel the marathon due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff, and the many partners and communities that support the event.
“Canceling this year’s TCS New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective. Marathon Day and the many related events and activities during race week are part of the heart and soul of New York City and the global running community, and we look forward to coming together next year.” – Michael Capiraso, President and CEO of New York Road Runners
This year’s marathon was set to be the 50th Anniversary of this event, which began in 1970 and has grown to become the world’s largest marathon. Runners registered for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon and others from around the world will be invited to participate in the third annual TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M taking place from October 17 through November 1.
The 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon will take place on November 7, 2021.
Gilda’s Club would like to congratulate our 2020 Marathon Team for raising over $12,000 of much needed funds for our free cancer support program. COVID-19 is particularly threatening to the cancer community we serve and the donations raised will continue to support our members, compromised by both cancer and the impact of the COVID-19 virus.
Gilda’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour Team
Important COVID-19 UPDATE
On Wednesday, May 6th Bike New York announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic they have cancelled the 2020 TD Five Boro Bike Tour:
Dear TD Five Boro Bike Tour Riders,
Like you, I never imagined that the 2020 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, originally scheduled for this past Sunday, could ever face cancellation due to a global health crisis. I would like to provide you an update on where we stand today, and how we plan to move forward. Despite our every effort to reschedule the Tour, we have had to face the sad reality that holding our iconic celebration of bicycling later this year would pose insurmountable logistical challenges, and present untenable health and safety risks to our riders resulting from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
For the past few months, we have been working tirelessly with our partners in New York City government with the hope of rescheduling the Tour in October. We tried very hard to find a viable solution, but the long-term implications of social distancing and the uncertainty around large gatherings post-COVID-19 have made it impossible for us to move forward with a 2020 event. This decision leaves us heartbroken. Read more.
Gilda’s Club would like to congratulate our 2020 Bike Team for raising $3,550 of much needed funds for our FREE cancer support community. COVID-19 is particularly threatening to the cancer community we serve. The donations raised will continue to support our community, compromised by both cancer and the impact of the COVID-19 virus.