45th annual Canal Run switching to virtual format

HANCOCK — As the coronavirus pandemic remains a huge problem in world, more events are changing their formats so they can still take place in 2020.

The 45th annual Canal Run is changing its format by moving to a virtual event. The event is free for all who wish to participate, and will take place from Monday, July 13th, to Sunday, July 19th.

Participants can register for free online and are asked to send their results via email to hello@canal.run or post them on social media.

“We want people to get out and race,” said Michael H. Babcock, Committee Member for the Canal Run. “For a lot of people, this is the first race they ever do. For many of our participants that come back every year, this is the only race that they do. So they set their goals. We’ve hear from a lot of people that were looking forward to running their first half marathon this year. We feel bad that they can’t do it in a typical Canal Run fashion but, we hope that they’ll still get out and run that half marathon and be a half marathon finisher for this year’s virtual Canal Run.”

People who already registered for the event before the change of format can receive a refund or push their registration to 2021.

For more information, visit www.canal.run.