NEW YORK - The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, that was set to take place on November 1, has been canceled due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first. We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in November of 2021."

New York Road Runners says they will be reaching out directly to registered runners with more information regarding cancellation details, including the option to receive a full refund of their entry fee or a guaranteed complimentary entry in either the 2021, 2022, or 2023 marathon.

NYRR says runners who gained entry to the race through a charity or tour operator should reach out beginning July 1 to that organization for the options available to them.

The next New York City Marathon is scheduled for  November 7, 2021.

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