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Missoula Marathon still on schedule, race officials watching COVID-19 data

Missoula Marathon
Posted at 7:10 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 21:39:17-04

MISSOULA — The 14th annual Missoula Marathon is still on track for its June 28, 6 a.m. start time, but race officials are monitoring changes in COVID-19 restrictions.

Run Wild Missoula Race Director Tony Banovich, said with new information on the virus is coming in every day, and he and his staff are continuously evaluating how this will impact each aspect of the race.

The one change that has been made is there will no longer be a rate increase for those signing up after March 31.

Banovich said with the race approaching his team is meeting at the end of next week to make more definitive decisions on whether the race will go as scheduled, be postponed, or be canceled.

“It’s much more important that we do the correct things for the public, not only for our participants that are here, but our volunteers, you know everybody that’s involved," Banovich rold MTN News.

"We don’t want to create a bigger problem by bringing people here that we shouldn’t, so we’re really trying to be cognizant of that," he added.

Banovich sayd that if the race is rescheduled for later in the year, they’re looking at dates during the late summer or early fall months.