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Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure to be held virtually on Aug. 1

According to organizers, the decision was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations against mass gatherings.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2020 Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure that was rescheduled for August 1 will now take place virtually.

According to organizers, the decision was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations against mass gatherings.

The race was originally scheduled for May 16 but was delayed until August.

“Although we are forced to be apart, we are all in this together,” said Alyssa Petrella, Komen Columbus’ Director of Development/Race Director. “A virtual Race for the Cure still gives us the opportunity to foster a sense of community, camaraderie, celebration and hope amongst patients, survivors and caregivers just as the traditional event would have.”

Registration for the event is still open and the cost to participate is $40 ($35 for survivors).

Below is a schedule for the 2020 Race for the Cure.

  • 8:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony -- Race for the Cure registrants will gather virtually in their Race for the Cure 2020 t-shirts and pink gear to kick off individual celebrations throughout the central Ohio community.
  • 9 a.m. – Participants disperse and are encouraged to take on their own personal adaptation of the Race for the Cure. Walk, swim, jump, run, dance – however participants want to “run” their own Race this year.