SAN ANTONIO – Update (1:30 p.m.):
Officials with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon have canceled San Antonio’s event, which had been scheduled for Dec. 5-6, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Race officials on Thursday afternoon said the decision was made “after further conversations with city and health officials."
The race is scheduled to return next year, on Dec. 4-5, 2021.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg called the cancellation of the “beloved” event a disappointment, but said it was the “right decision for our community.”
“By working together, we can and must suppress the virus as much as possible this year,” he said in a news release. “I look forward to resuming the marathon as soon as possible. This year’s sacrifices will make our city healthier.”
According to an email sent from Rock ‘n’ Roll to a participant, runners can choose from several deferral options, including free entry to next year’s race or a race in another city.
Participants can also compete in the virtual Rock ‘n’ Roll race that will include a medal and T-shirt. Participants must make their selection by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 28.