With large events canceled, Philly races adjust — again

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But this year, the run, which was already postponed from March to October, is moving to a virtual format, where runners are encouraged to do the 10-mile trek on their own.

“We'll send a package to all of the runners, including a race shirt, a finisher’s medal, a mask you can wear while you're running,” said director Leo Dignam.

Dignam says the 40,000 plus runners who signed up for the Broad Street Run will not get a refund as they've already paid for the runner's swag. But the 10,000 runners who've already signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon have some options when it comes to a refund.

“They can defer to the next three years if they want, they can get a refund, or they can donate their registration fee to the American Association of Cancer Research,” Dignam said.

As a consolation, runners who've registered for Broad Street Run will get 20% off their 2021 registration.