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Prince George Road Runners officially cancel 2020 racing series due to COVID-19

Pandemic’s uncertainty, health and safety concerns cited by organization
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Each year, the Prince George Road Runners host a series of races testing athletes’ short- and long-distance endurance on local terrain.

For 2020, however, those races have officially been cancelled as of today (June 8) in a decision made by the organization’s executive board.

A social media post says COVID-19 continues to be an unpredictable situation and the health and safety of Prince George’s running community is taken very seriously.

The Road Runners explain BC Athletics, the provincial governing body for the local organization, won’t be issuing refunds to those who’ve registered for insurance.

The group says this means members are still insured for any accidents that could happen while training and, should group-runs make a return this summer, that insurance will still be valid.

However, race entry fees and some of a single full membership fee will be refunded, but if you registered on a half-membership, you won’t be getting any money back.

“We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold these events for our beloved running community,” a Prince George Road Runners statement reads after ‘careful consideration.’

“But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.”

For more information, you’re asked to visit the Prince George Road Runners’ website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After careful consideration from our executive board, with the health and safety of our running community with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prince George Road Runners has made a choice to cancel our 2020 race series. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unpredictable global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold these events for our beloved running community. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today. BC Athletics is not issuing refunds, therefore we can only offer refunds on race entires as well as partial refunds on full memberships. However we can not offer a refund on any half memberships. As the half membership is just the cost of BC Athletics insurance. Therefore, any 2020 half or full PGRR member has valid insurance from BC Athletics for the remainder of the year. This means you are insured for any accidents that happen while training on the roads or trails. As well, if and when we are able to return with group runs, participants will need that insurance. News about the possible return of group runs coming at the beginning of July. PGRR 2020 full members have a choice: 1. Request a partial ($60) refund by emailing - amberd70@hotmail.com 2. Donate your registration money to the PGRR and the running community. Those who registered for the Heights Fiver or the Run for Rural Medicine, without a membership, you have a few choices as well: 1. Request of refund by emailing- amberd70@hotmail.com 2. Request your registration be rolled over to 2021 by emailing- pgroadrunners@gmail.com 3. Donate your registration money to the PGRR and the running community.

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