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This page will keep you, our valued participants and partners, informed about the latest developments concerning COVID - 19.


Update as of October 8, 2020

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future.

English: With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the latest discussions with and direction from the health authorities in Cancún, Quintana Roo in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Cancún Half Marathon scheduled for December 5 cannot take place in 2020. We are working diligently on all potential options and further event updates will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional event experience in the future.

Español: Poniendo como nuestra máxima prioridad la salud y seguridad de nuestra comunidad es nuestra la máxima prioridad, y basado en nuestras últimas reuniones y con la dirección de las autoridades de salud en Cancún, Quintana Roo en relación con la pandemia de COVID-19, el Medio Maratón Rock 'n' Roll Cancún 2020 programado para el 5 de diciembre no puede tener lugar en 2020. Estamos trabajando diligentemente en todas las posibles opciones y se comunicarán más actualizaciones del evento lo antes posible. Los participantes que estén registrados para el evento recibirán un correo electrónico con más detalles. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, comuníquese con [email protected]

 

En lo que ha sido un tiempo en constante evolución y desafiante a nivel mundial, agradecemos a nuestros participantes por su compromiso y esperamos brindarles una experiencia de evento excepcional en el futuro.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the latest discussions and with direction from the health authorities in the City of Mexico in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon scheduled for November 8 cannot take place in 2020. We are working diligently on all potential options and further event updates will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional event experience in the future.

ROCK 'N' ROLL OAXACA

We want to inform you that last night the Government of the State of Oaxaca has decided to take preventative steps due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, which include suspending all mass participation events from this date forward and until further notice. For this reason, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Oaxaca scheduled for this Sunday, March 15, will be officially POSTPONED.

The organizing committee and the local authorities will work together to establish and announce the new date as soon as possible. We deeply regret this situation and would like to emphasize that our priority will always be to provide a safe environment for all participants and spectators. For other questions you may have regarding your participation and options available please contact us at [email protected]
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Rock'n'Roll Medellin

English: Based on the updated guidelines and recommendations of the National Government of Colombia, and further conversations with local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Allianz Rock ‘n’ Roll Medellín Half Marathon rescheduled for November 22 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on June 27, 2021.

 

All registered participants of the 2020 Allianz Rock ‘n’ Roll Medellín Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

 

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we are looking forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

 

Español: Luego de monitorear de cerca la situación entorno a la pandemia de COVID-19 y siguiendo las recomendaciones del Gobierno Nacional y autoridades locales, lastimosamente queremos informar que la carrera no podrá realizarse en 2020 y se aplazará para el 27 de junio de 2021.  

 

 Todos los participantes registrados a la Allianz Rock ‘n’ Roll Medellín 2020 debieron haber recibido un correo electrónico con más detalles de esta comunicación. Si tienes preguntas adicionales o no has recibido el correo electrónico con más información, comunícate con nosotros a través de[email protected]

 

Queremos agradecer su paciencia y comprensión durante este tiempo. Esperamos poder brindar una experiencia excepcional el próximo año.

Based on the updated guidelines set forth by the Mayor’s ReOpen DC Advisory Group, and further conversations with local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,  the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. Marathon & ½ Marathon rescheduled November 7, cannot take place in 2020 and will return on March 27, 2021 as a Half Marathon event.

All registered participants of the 2020 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. Marathon & ½ Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we thank you for your commitment and look forward to providing you with an exceptional race experience in the future.

After further discussion and internal evaluation regarding the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco, we have come to conclusion that we cannot viably operate the event in 2021.

All registered participants of the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment. We thank the city, all athletes, volunteers, and partners for their contributions to the event over the years and look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

In alignment with the Spanish Health Authorities, the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Government, and with the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ Marathon originally scheduled for 26 April to 15 November 2020. This change also affects the EXPODEPOR Sport Exhibition which will now take place on 13 and 14 November. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have questions, please contact athlete services at [email protected].

The 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon could not take place as originally scheduled on April 25-26 based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past weeks we have worked diligently with various host city partners to determine potential options and secure a new race date. After assessing all event scenarios, we are pleased to share the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, has been rescheduled for November 21, 2020.

All registered participants of the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon will be receiving an email with further information. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

Thank you again for your commitment and we look forward to providing you with an exceptional event experience later this year as you continue to pursue your goals.

Due to reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following consultation with Liverpool City Council we regret to advise that Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon cannot take place in 2020 but will return on May 29-30, 2021.

Participants should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected]While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in 2021.

After further discussion and internal evaluation regarding the future of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon, we have come to conclusion that we cannot viably operate the event and it will therefore not return in 2021. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials will continue to evaluate options for possible future events in the region.


All registered participants of the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment, but we look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional experience at a future event. We thank the city of Atlantic City, towns of Ventnor and Margate, Meet AC, Atlantic City Sports Commission, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, DelMo Sports and all others who worked so hard to bring this event to Atlantic City.

Based on the updated mandate from the State of California, and further conversations with local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon, originally scheduled for May 30-31 cannot take place in 2020. The event will return on June 5-6, 2021.


All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, not being able to hold the iconic and original Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event is highly disappointing for everyone involved, but we are determined to come back to San Diego in 2021 even stronger.


We thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Based on the COVID-19 Recovery Phase status for the State of Washington, and after assessing all event scenarios, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon, originally scheduled for June 6-7 cannot take place in 2020. The event will return on June 12-13, 2021 as a half marathon event.

All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, not being able to hold one of the most iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events is highly disappointing for everyone involved, but we are determined to come back to Seattle in 2021 even stronger.

We thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the directive of the Irish Government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin events, including the 2020 National Half Marathon Championships, originally scheduled for August 8th & 9th, 2020, cannot take place in 2020 and will return on the preliminary dates of August 7th & 8th, 2021.

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this decision due to the above-mentioned unforeseen events may come as a disappointment. While we are prevented from holding the event on the original date, we are looking forward to providing you with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Athletes should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected]. Athletes who have questions about the 2020 National Half Marathon Championships should contact Athletics Ireland on [email protected].

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this very dynamic and unprecedented time. To best meet the needs of our participants, the Las Vegas community and local authorities, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon cannot take place as originally scheduled for November 14-15, 2020. We are working diligently with our various host city partners and stakeholders on all potential options and further event updates will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected]

 

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

 

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the mandate from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, originally scheduled for July 18-19 cannot take place in 2020 and will not return in 2021. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials are working to determine options for possible future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in the region. All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon will be receiving an email with further information. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

 

We thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

 

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with local authorities in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, originally scheduled for September 19-20 cannot take place in 2020. We also regret to advise that after evaluating the future viability of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, we have concluded that we cannot operate the event in 2021. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials will continue to evaluate options for possible future events in the region. All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact [email protected].


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment. We thank the city, all athletes, volunteers, and partners for their contributions to the event over the years and look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the mandate from the Governor of Virginia’s Executive Order #68 in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, originally scheduled for September 5-6 cannot take place in 2020 and will return September 4-5, 2021. All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact [email protected].


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, not being able to hold an iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event on its 20 year anniversary is highly disappointing for everyone involved, but we are determined to come back to Virginia Beach in 2021 even stronger!

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Based on the mandate from the State of California in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon originally scheduled for October 3-4, 2020 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on Oct. 2-3, 2021.

All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we thank you for your commitment and look forward to providing you with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Based on further conversations and evaluation with local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Clearwater Half Marathon scheduled for October 24-25 cannot take place in 2020 and have come to conclusion that in order to provide an event experience participants deserve, will now debut in 2022.

All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Clearwater Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

After further discussion and internal evaluation regarding the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon and the March 6-7, 2021 race date, we have come to conclusion that we cannot viably operate the event in 2021. The event will now return on February 5-6, 2022.

All registered participants of the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment. We look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with local authorities in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver originally scheduled for October 17-18 cannot take place in 2020. We also regret to advise that after evaluating the future viability of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon, we have concluded that we cannot operate the event in 2021. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials will continue to evaluate options for possible future events in the region.

All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment. We thank the city, all athletes, volunteers, and partners for their contributions to the event over the years and look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the mandate from the State of Georgia in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon originally scheduled for November 7-8 cannot take place in 2020 and will return on November 6-7, 2021.


All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].

We thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

À la suite des orientations émises par le Gouvernement du Québec en matière de santé publique dans le contexte de la pandémie liée à la COVID-19 et après avoir envisagé toutes les options possibles, nous vous informons que le Marathon international de Montréal originalement prévu les 19 et 20 septembre 2020 prochain ne pourra se tenir. Nous avons également le regret de vous informer qu'après avoir évalué la viabilité future du Marathon international de Montréal, nous avons conclu que nous ne pouvons pas organiser l'événement en 2021.

Tous les participants inscrits à l’édition 2020 du Marathon international de Montréal devraient maintenant avoir reçu un courriel avec plus de détails. Si vous avez des questions supplémentaires ou si vous n'avez pas reçu ce courriel, veuillez contacter [email protected].

Dans ce qui a été une période de constante évolution et difficile à l'échelle mondiale, nous reconnaissons que cela sera une déception. Nous remercions la Ville de Montréal, tous les athlètes, les bénévoles et les partenaires pour leur contribution à l'événement au fil des ans et nous sommes impatients de fournir à nos participants une expérience exceptionnelle lors d'un futur événement de la série Rock'n'Roll Marathon.


Based on the mandate from the Government of Québec in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after assessing all racing options, the Marathon International de Montréal originally scheduled for September 19-20 cannot take place in 2020. We also regret to advise that after evaluating the future viability of the Marathon International de Montréal, we have concluded that we cannot operate the event in 2021.


All registered participants of the 2020 Marathon International de Montréal should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this will come as a disappointment. We thank the city, all athletes, volunteers, and partners for their contributions to the event over the years and look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

In meetings leading up to the event, the regional safety and health authorities were satisfied that Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series proposed health and safety measures were well designed, and that participants, staff and the wider public would have been sufficiently protected from potential COVID-19 transmission. However, after further conversations with city and health officials following a recent increase in cases across the greater San Antonio region, we regret to share that the event cannot take place in 2020 and will now return on December 4-5, 2021.

All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact [email protected].  

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with local authorities in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon cannot take place as originally scheduled for Jan. 16-17. Based on internal evaluation and discussions regarding the viability of hosting the event in 2021, we have determined that Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona will return to the race calendar on Jan. 15-16, 2022. Participants that are registered for the event should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].

While we are prevented from holding the event in 2021, we thank our athletes for their understanding and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Limited Edition Medals

Based on the changes to our qualifying events (Capital to Coast, Southern Charm, Cheese Fries to Cheesesteak and Cali Combo Limited Edition Medals) in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to extend these medals into 2021 and allow our runners to qualify by running the affected events over multiple years. Please visit the Limited Edition Medals page to view the updated qualifying events.


TourPass

Based on the necessary changes to the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series schedule in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be extending the use of the 2020 TourPass through the 2021 schedule. You will be able to use any remaining credits from your 2020 TourPass for 2021 races as race registrations open. Please note that this extension only applies to 2020 TourPasses that were purchased on or before April 16, 2020.


Heavy Medals

Based on the necessary changes to the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series schedule in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to include all 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races as qualifying events for the 2020 Heavy Medals collection. All Marathon and Half Marathon distance events completed in 2020 and in 2021 will count towards the 2020 Heavy Medals.


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that postponements may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

KiDS ROCK

With the health and safety of our community being the utmost priority and out of an abundance of caution to keep all kids as safe as possible in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that we will not be hosting any North American KiDS ROCK events for the remainder of 2020.

Participants that were registered for any KiDS ROCK event will be receiving an email. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].  

We encourage our participants to continue to find ways to stay active during these dynamic times and look forward to welcoming our KiDS ROCKERS back with a fun and safe event experience in the future.


To our global community
,
We know that both our athletes and our communities want to be racing; we do too.

While The IRONMAN Group’s mission is to provide exceptional, life-changing race experiences for athletes of all levels, from their first step to the finish line, we can only accomplish this by providing the safest possible environment, and safeguarding the citizens of our host communities.

COVID-19 has substantially altered the global sports landscape and will have material impact on the mass participation industry in the immediate term. We want to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. To this end, we are doing our part to communicate effectively and follow public health agencies and governmental authorities’ recommendations.

We expect that there are going to be substantial and widespread event postponements in the coming weeks and months. The decision to proceed, restrict, modify or postpone an event will be based on availability of community resources and ongoing event-specific risk assessment in coordination with the relevant healthcare and government authorities and the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, an independent medical advisory board focused on health and safety.

For events that will continue, The IRONMAN Group, along with the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, has outlined a series of pragmatic and practical actions designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 or any other infectious agent to athletes and to members of our host communities. These steps will help athletes achieve their goals while allowing communities to secure the benefits of hosting mass participation sporting events. They will be implemented worldwide at all IRONMAN Group events beginning March 19 and will continue indefinitely.


Self-care and Risk Minimization

Athletes who are sick or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent must not compete or attend events, as this puts others at risk. As a community, we each have a personal responsibility to protect each other by complying with this rule.

We ask that all athletes, volunteers and partners follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for basic protective measures against the new coronavirus:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash your hands with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of used tissues immediately and appropriately in a bin.

Providing Flexibility to Athletes

Certain races will be postponed or cancelled due to the outbreak and we will communicate these as soon as practical. Our goal will be to move the race to a date later in the year. We work in close partnership with the relevant public health authorities in the territories where the races take place and err on the side of safety for our athletes and the host community. If an event cannot occur on the scheduled date, we will take the following actions:

  • Postponement: Registered athletes for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals into the same event the next year.
  • Cancellation: Registered athletes for events that are cancelled due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically deferred to the same race in 2021.
  • Other options: We are vetting other options to allow displaced athletes to race in 2020 and will communicate those in due course.
  • Athletes in Quarantined/Restricted Territories: For athletes in certain designated quarantine or restricted territories who have registered for races that take place before June 1, 2020 and have NOT been postponed or cancelled, we will aid in finding alternative races later in the season.
For those who are sick, feel unwell, or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent in advance of a race that will take place, do not come to the race; instead seek medical care. Once you have done so, contact the relevant Athlete Services representative for your race and we will attempt to find you another solution.

Safe Event Experience

In order to provide the safest experience for our athletes, we are instituting the following at our races, effective March 19.

  • Reinforcing Social Distancing in all elements of the event
  • o The hours of on-site event registration will be expanded.
    o Athletes will be allowed to pick up their athlete race kit/race bib and immediately exit expo area.
    o Athlete density will be decreased by increasing individual race space staging, corrals, etc.
    o No-handshake behavior will be encouraged for the duration of the event.
    o Athlete briefing information will be available digitally only.
    o Non-core, high-contact services (e.g. wetsuit peeling) will be suspended.

  • Hygiene First
  • o Staff and volunteers who are interacting with participants pre-race, on race day and post-race will be provided gloves.
    o Hand-washing stations and sanitation stations around the venue for athletes, volunteers and spectators will be increased.
    o No-touch waste disposal stations and receptacles will be rolled out as available.
    o Frequently touched surfaces at race venue locations such as workstations, product distribution areas, tables and electronic devices will be cleaned regularly.
    o When possible, on-course food and fluid supplies will be single use/single serving closed packaging.
    o Athletes planning to return home by airplane or rail are encouraged to avoid travel post-event for 24 hours allowing their immune system time to recover post-race.
    o No onsite interviews or press conference with professional athletes.
    o No handshake/contact on the race podium.
    o Printed document distribution will be eliminated.

  • Medical Service
  • o Education and awareness training regarding signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be provided to all medical and volunteer staff. o Frequent communication with health authorities  and healthcare facilities will be implemented to assist in assessment, referral and initial management of suspected COVID-19 illness of staff, participants, volunteers, and spectators.


This is a highly dynamic situation and we will continue to adapt and adjust as appropriate. We appreciate your patience in the coming days and weeks.

We recognize that this is a challenging time but our community will endure. We are inspired by your ambition, and endeavor to be worthy of your commitment.

As further updates are available, they will be posted at www.ironman.com/updates and www.runrocknroll.com/updates in addition to our individual event sites and social media pages.

Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you the best in health and wellness.



Andrew Messick
President & Chief Executive Officer
The IRONMAN Group 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern as it relates to the COVID-19. In response, and to prevent the virus from spreading further, governments around the world are taking a wide set of measures, including limitations on gatherings, events, and school activities, as well as travel and entry restrictions.

We are monitoring the situation with public health officials to follow and implement measures dictated by health agencies and governments. We will continue to take appropriate actions on an event-by-event basis, following the decisions made by these respective authorities and agencies.

Additional information will be shared with athletes and our partners as appropriate and will be made available on event pages and social media accounts. We ask you to stay updated with respect to the impact of the outbreak in your location, follow governmental and agency recommendations to minimize risk, and follow any potential restrictions put in place. Anyone traveling for competition purposes should make themselves familiar with respective national and world health organization updates in those locations as well as travel policies from airlines and hotels. As always, athletes should monitor their personal health appropriately and not race or travel to any event if they are unwell.

Athletes are also reminded to practice hygiene protection measures recommended by the WHO.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 refer to www.who.int.