NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon has been canceled due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Middle Tennessee.
The race was originally set for Nov. 21, with extensive safety guidelines put in place to protect runners, workers and volunteers. However, race officials say the case count is just too high for the event to be safe.
Organizers released the following statement Monday afternoon:
"In meetings leading up to the event, the regional safety and health authorities were satisfied that the 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, following a recent increase in cases across the greater Nashville region, we regret to share that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville event cannot take place in 2020 and will now return on April 24-25, 2021.
All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will be receiving an email with further details.
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."