The 2021 Susan G. Komen Findlay Race for the Cure is moving to a virtual format.
Mary Westphal, Komen Director for Ohio and Michigan, says the current spike in Hancock County COVID cases requires that they take every precaution to ensure the safety of all breast cancer survivors, race participants, spectators, sponsors, and volunteers.
The decision to move to a virtual format was made after consulting with their presenting sponsors Marathon and Blanchard Valley Health System.
The event was also virtual last year.
A Virtual Kick Off ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 25th at 9 a.m.
Officials point out that the Toledo Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 26th is moving forward due to the larger venue that allows for greater social distancing and the fact that it is not staged on a health care campus.
T-shirt pick up will still be held on Thursday, September 23rd and Friday September 24th from 2 to 6 pm at Dave’s Running on Tiffin Avenue in Findlay
Survivor bag items are due to City Apparel by Friday, September 17th. The bags will be given to survivors when they pick up their t-shirts.
“Please know this has been a difficult decision to accept,” said Westphal.
“The Komen leadership is making every effort to ensure that the Findlay market will be poised to re-launch as an in-person event in 2022. This can only be managed with the support of our important sponsors.”
“As always, thank you for your continued support, and valued guidance as we raise funds in the fight against breast cancer.”