2020 Vancouver Sun Run cancelled over coronavirus pandemic

Mar 12 2020, 4:12 pm

The Vancouver Sun Run is the latest event to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After careful consideration and in light of the latest information from federal and provincial health agencies, the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run has decided to cancel the 2020 event,” the organizers said in a statement.

“The health and safety of registrants, staff and volunteers is our top priority, and at this time, several health agencies in North America have recommended cancelling large gatherings. Although the Federal Ministry of Health continues to assess the health risk to Canadians as low in regards to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Vancouver Sun Run feels that [it] is in the best interest of our participants to cancel the event.”

Participants will have the option to transfer to next year’s race for a $15 processing fee. Runners should note that all terms and conditions remain in full effect, including its “no refund policy.”

More information can be found on the Vancouver Sun Run website. This year’s Sun Run was scheduled to take place on April 19. The race is the third largest 10K in North America.

As of now, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is still scheduled to take place on May 3.

With coronavirus on the rise, the BC Ministry of Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.