It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon and Sports & Fitness Expo scheduled for March 28-29.
The Stanislaus County Public Health Officer has prohibited the gathering of 1,000 or more people indoors and outdoors, effective Monday, through at least the end of the month due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition the State of California has issued even tighter restrictions, ordering the cancellation of events of more than 250.
This was an incredibly hard decision for us. We know that you have trained many months for our event – with a large number of you preparing for your very first running event. Our Teens Run Modesto students will be unable to officially complete the marathon we started for them. We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our participants with so many of you coming back year after year, and we hope you will understand we didn’t make this decision lightly. We put your health and well-being in the forefront.
Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds, but registration can be deferred to next year’s race. We are currently working on logistics so that you may pick up shirts, medals and swag to run your distance virtually while following health and safety guidelines.
We are grateful to all of our participants and sponsors who continue to support us. Thank you. We wish you continued good health.
Defer to 2021 Modesto Marathon for FREE
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Modesto Marathon, we are offering registrants a FREE deferral into the 2021 Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon set for March 28, 2021. Deferrals will only be offered online at www.runsignup.com through midnight, Sunday, March 29. If you want to run our race in 2021, please make sure you go into your account and sign up for the deferral by the deadline.
To complete your deferral, please follow these steps:
Due to the continuing dynamic events facing our country, we are postponing the distribution of the 2020 Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon swag. With your health and safety first and foremost, we cannot in good conscience set a date for handing out our race shirts, medals, and swag.
We’ve worked hard all year preparing for this event and it hurts us deeply to leave you empty-handed on race day. Rest assured, we look forward to getting together with you … at a time when it won’t jeopardize our community’s well-being.
We appreciate the kindness and understanding of our running family. Until we meet again, please be safe and run on.