Coronavirus Update for 2020 GYAS Races
May 14, 2020
I was very sad to learn that the 2020 Missoula Marathon has been cancelled and re-scheduled to June 27, 2021. It was a well thought-out and prudent decision though no doubt a heart-breaking one to make. It’s a big race and people’s safety and health must come first. The Greater Yellowstone Adventure Series (GYAS) races are still on as of this writing. We’re a small, niche race so I’m hoping there still might be an opportunity to host the races. I’m in continual contact with the US Forest Service and Madison County. We have temporarily closed down registration to the 13th Annual Madison Marathon because the numbers of registered athletes was getting too high. Hopefully, we can open that back up again.
One announcement I will make now is that all runners can defer their race entry to 2021. The details of the how/when of this will be announced later. So if you’re nervous about traveling to Montana if we do host the races, please know that you will still have a spot reserved for you in 2021.
Montana is doing very well in its Covid-19 fight. We are in Phase One of the State of Montana’s roll out to getting the state back to normal. Phase One requires social distancing and limits group sizes to 10 people or less. It also requests that anyone coming in from outside of the state to self-quarantine for 14 days. Governor Bullock and his team are on this issue.