Cancellation for COVID-19

Race Cancellation Due to COVID-19

While nothing can be completely certain with COVID-19, it appears that there will be a vaccine in wide enough distribution for the event to take place safely in-person in September. We will continue to monitor the situation to make sure that the race can proceed in a safe manner. If COVID-19 does force us to cancel our in-person race, we will be offering several options to runners who have paid their registration fee. These options will vary depending on if a runner entered the race using a Guaranteed Entry Link (these are runners who chose to receive a Guaranteed Entry instead of a refund when the race had to be cancelled in 2020), or if a runner entered the race through the lottery or one of our special entrant categories like 100 Mile Club, Seeded Runner, etc.

Runners Who Entered the 2021 Race Not Using a Guaranteed Entry Link:

If COVID-19 forces us to cancel the in-person race after registration has begun, runners accepted into the 2021 in-person race via the lottery or another special entrant category will have three options:

  1. A full refund of your entry fee of $50 for the ten mile and $40 for the 5K Run-Walk (with options to have your shirt and medal ordered shipped to you for $10.00, or available for pick-up at the race office, warehouse or at select Potomac River Running locations); or
  2. Guaranteed entry into the 2022 race at the prevailing entry fee with 2021 shirts and medals mailed for $10; or
  3. Donation of your entry fee to Children’s Miracle Network and free shipping of any medals or shirts ordered.

Runners Who Entered the 2021 Race Using a Guaranteed Entry Link:

If COVID-19 forces us to cancel the in-person race after registration has begun, runners accepted into the 2021 in-person race using a Guaranteed Entry Link will have three options:

  1. A full refund of your entry fee of $50 for the ten mile and $40 for the 5K Run-Walk (with options to have your shirt and medal ordered shipped to you for $10.00, or available for pick-up at the race office, warehouse or at select Potomac River Running locations), as well as a Guaranteed Entry (at the prevailing fee) for 2022; or
  2. Guaranteed entry into the 2022 race AND the 2023 race at the prevailing entry fee with 2021 shirts and medals mailed for $10; or
  3. Donation of your entry fee to Children’s Miracle Network and free shipping of any medals or shirts ordered, as well as a Guaranteed Entry (at the prevailing fee) for 2022.

For more on Guaranteed Entry Links, CLICK HERE.