The 41st Shelter Island 10K and 5K runs and walks, scheduled for Father’s Day weekend, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers are hoping runners will only see gains from the loss.
They’re encouraging racers to continue to run the distance of the course on their own June 20, and compete in the rescheduled race on November 7, the Saturday before Veterans Day, at 1 PM.
Those who have already registered for the Northwell Health-sponsored race have the option to either have registration transferred to the new date or to next year; convert their entrance fee to a donation to support the nonprofit work of the run; run the virtual race and be mailed a medal, bib and shirt; or get a refund. Those who do not advise the organizers of his or her choice by May 28 are automatically transferred to the new date.
“All runners who transfer to next year or the new date can also compete in a virtual run on June 20,” the organizers said in a Facebook post. “A medal, shirt and bib will only be mailed to those who convert to fully virtual, but everyone can compete and post their time online.”
To compete in the virtual event, go for a run or walk on your own, then visit the June 20 virtual result page. A runner will search for his or her name and click “update,” enter his or her time, and have the option to upload up to five photos from the run.
Anyone who completes the virtual race will have a chance to win raffle prizes; from elitefeats gear to entries into upcoming races.