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COVID-19 and Running

The recent COVID-19 crisis has disrupted all of our lives and resulted in the cancellation of many local and national running races. We feel your pain. Twin City Track Club is tracking the updates and the impact on the running community.  The purpose of this page is to keep you updated on what we know and to offer some suggestions on how you might continue doing what you love to do -- RUNNING - while we get through this crisis in ways that are consistent with public health guidelines and government requirements.

Group Running

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For the time being, Twin City Track Club has decided to suspend hosted group runs.

However, running and staying active is encouraged. Road Runners Club of America (parent organization of TCTC) recommends running alone, or only with those you reside with such as children, a significant other, or roommate.  If you run with a friend, do so only with one person that you have had regular contact with in recent weeks and respect the 6-8ft spacing recommendations. 

See more here: RRCA Recommendations for Runners, Walkers, and Running Club Members - April 2

While running, be sure to practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six to eight feet of separation. Anyone that is sick or feeling ill should stay home. Move safely away from others if you need to cough or sneeze. Don't shake hands. Wash your hands promptly after you run.

TCTC will continue to monitor the guidance of public health officials and governmental bodies. We look forward to reactivating our group runs as soon as possible.

Virtual Race Opportunity

Looking for an alternative for your cancelled race? Here's your solution!

Twin City Track Club is presenting a virtual race option.  See the links below for more info and to register.

Week 1: Weekend of March 14-15

Week 2: Weekend of March 21-22

Week3: Weekend of March 28-29

Week 4: Weekend of April 4-5

Week 5: Weekend of April 11-12

Week 6: Weekend of April 18-19

Race Cancellations and Postponements

Here's what we know at the moment.  This information was last updated on 3/14/2020 at 9:00am.
This list includes TCTC Affiliate Races and a few other regional and national races

March 14, 2020
Run Leo 5K and 10K - Cancelled
Feed Stokes 5k & Half Marathon - Cancelled
Mocksville Shamrock Run - Cancelled
Tobacco Road Marathon - Cancelled
NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships at JDL Fast Track - Cancelled

March 21, 2020
Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome - Cancelled - check race website for virtual race option
Wilmington Marathon - Cancelled

March 28, 2020
Run DMC 5K, Walk & Roll - Postponed - date TBD

April 4, 2020
Habitat Hammer 5K & 10K - Postponed - date TBD
Piedmont Senior Games 10K - decision pending
Cooper River Bridge Run - Rescheduled to August 1, 2020

April 14, 2020
$5K April - Cancelled

April 18, 2020
Fit for Business 5K - Cancelled

April 20, 2020
Boston Marathon - Postponed until September 14, 2020

April 25, 2020
Feet for the Street 5K - Postponed - date TBD
Piedmont Senior Games 5K - decision pending

April 26, 2020
TCTC Scavenger Hunt - Postponed - date TBD

May 2, 2020
Habitat Hammerbird 5K - decision pending

May 9, 2020
ROCC 5K - Cancelled

May 12, 2020
$5K May - decision pending

June 9, 2020
$5K June - currently on schedule

June 27, 2020
Ultimate Runner - currently on schedule

July 14, 2020
$5K July - currently on schedule

July 18, 2020
Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K - currently on schedule