What can runners do to help?
1 Continue (or, if you’ve never done it, start) signing up for virtual races and challenges, and post about them on social media, using the hashtag #RunNow2RunLater. Why pay for a virtual race, you may ask? Simple: to keep your favourite races alive.
2 Educate yourself about safe, in-person races happening around the country and register for the ones in your area. “We need people to be early adopters,” says Fleming. “If you see an in-person race on the calendar, and you’re healthy, and you can afford to go and you feel confident in the COVID protocols, please go.”
3 Help “grow the pie” and raise awareness by talking up any and all events with the runners in your life. To raise awareness of the situation, post reminiscences about your favourite start-line experiences, using the hashtag #StartLineImpact.