Over the past several weeks, we have been monitoring updates from county, state, and federal public safety and health agencies regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With state and local efforts to control the virus expanding quickly, the Organization for Autism Research has decided to postpone the race until later this year in order to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers, and spectators.
We are currently coordinating with local agencies and partners to secure a reschedule date for the 2020 Active for Autism 5K. We are hoping to reschedule for late summer or early fall and will update you as soon as a date is secured.
Like you, we are very disappointed to have to move the race to a later date, but we strongly feel it is the responsible thing to do. We also understand a postponement might not work for some of you. We will be offering all registered runners the option to switch their entry to our Active for Autism Virtual 5k if you are unable to attend on the new event date. Details are still being finalized and will be communicated soon.
We appreciate your patience, understanding, and concern as we develop a path forward for a rescheduled race and kindly ask that you refrain from individual inquiries about the status of your race registration if possible. We are working very hard to develop a plan that will address the many questions you may have. We will provide more details as they become available, hopefully within the next week or so.
Thank you for your support during this trying time. We look forward to hosting you for a safe and beautiful race later this year.