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2021 Chicago Marathon to register 35,000 runners

Jun 4, 2021

2021 Chicago Marathon to register 35,000 runners

Organizers noted that public health guidance “continues to evolve”, but runners should be prepared for additional COVID-19 safety measures.

China suspends trail races, ultramarathons after deaths of 21 runners

Jun 3, 2021

China suspends trail races, ultramarathons after deaths of 21 runners

Local officials who organized the race have provided few details about what happened and have yet to publish a list of the dead.

NYRR announces innovative virtual racing and training opportunities for 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

Jun 3, 2021

NYRR announces innovative virtual racing and training opportunities for 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

NYRR Coaching Lab by Runcoach to provide both in-person and virtual marathoners with personalized training resources.

GiveSignup | RunSignup opens pre-registration for in-person Winter Symposium

Jun 2, 2021

GiveSignup | RunSignup opens pre-registration for in-person Winter Symposium

After two years of virtual education, the popular educational Symposiums will return to Orlando, Florida this coming January.

China shelves dozens of races after deadly ultramarathon

May 28, 2021

China shelves dozens of races after deadly ultramarathon

At least 60 marathons and cross-country races have been cancelled or postponed.

GiveSignup | RunSignup releases report predicting a busy fall for races

May 26, 2021

GiveSignup | RunSignup releases report predicting a busy fall for races

The report follows up on the 2019 list of 100 Largest Races and tracks their plans for 2021.

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UTMB officials confirm plans for 2021 in-person race

May 26, 2021

UTMB officials confirm plans for 2021 in-person race

After COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the race in 2020, the event will make its comeback in August.

Cold weather in China kills 21 in ultramarathon

May 24, 2021

Cold weather in China kills 21 in ultramarathon

The tragedy has sparked outrage over the lack of contingency planning by the regional government and race organizers.

RunSignup launches RaceDay Scoring Version 3.0

May 21, 2021

RunSignup launches RaceDay Scoring Version 3.0

The latest release allows timers to score events with a team or group component, such as running clubs, corporate teams, and relays.

Study finds 28% of runners started running during the pandemic

May 21, 2021

Study finds 28% of runners started running during the pandemic

A study of 4,000 runners by RunRepeat indicates more than a quarter picked up the sport in the past year.

2021 TCS New York City Marathon sets field for its 50th running celebration

May 18, 2021

2021 TCS New York City Marathon sets field for its 50th running celebration

A field of 33,000 runners has been set for the 50th running of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on November 7.

Updated study finds 2 COVID cases out of 1,118 running events

May 18, 2021

Updated study finds 2 COVID cases out of 1,118 running events

Just two COVID-19 cases were linked to races held in Japan between April 2020 and March 2021.