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20 July 2021, 2pm

Thousands running again in US

American race prospects looking up

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With NYRR having started to run races with several thousand participants, prospects for races throughout the US are looking up.

Grandma’s Marathon in Minnesota had 2777 runners finish the race on 19 June.

Road Race Management reports that comparing registration numbers between 2021 and the same part of the year for 2020 shows in-person races clawing back numbers from virtual events: A year ago most races were virtual – now in-person races have a significantly larger share of participants, even approaching 2019 levels.


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