Toronto et Chicago, à l’an prochain

A la liste des marathons annulés, s’ajoutent aujourd’hui le 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon et le Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Des raisons entourant la santé publique et la préoccupation face à la santé et la sécurité des parties prenantes sont le plus souvent évoquées pour expliquer les annulations.

Chicago :

On Monday, July 13, event organizers and the City of Chicago announced the decision to cancel the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and all race weekend activities in response to the ongoing public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Toronto :

We are sad to announce that the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, set to take place on Sunday October 18th, has been cancelled. After extensive discussions with the City of Toronto and Mayor John Tory, we have made the decision to cancel the event due to COVID-19 related health and safety concerns. With the public’s safety being our primary concern, it is just not viable to host a mass event of 25,000+ runners and their families from 75 countries, plus over 3,000 volunteers and thousands more spectators this year