FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2020
Molly’s Miles cancels on-site event, transfers to Virtual Race
COLUMBIA, MO – The Molly’s Miles Board has been closely following events and public health recommendations surrounding the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The welfare of our Molly’s Miles community is always our top priority. Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, the Molly’s Miles on-site event, scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been cancelled and transferred to a Virtual Race.
This is a challenging time for our communities and nation, and the cancellation of the on-site event is disappointing news to many. Several proactive measures to help cease the spread of COVID-19 at the local and state level, such as social distancing and restrictions on large scale events, has led the Molly’s Miles Board to this decision.
“We are a family and family takes care of one another,” says Buddy Anliker, President of Molly’s Miles.
“We want to ensure we can provide the type of event our Molly’s Miles family has come to expect where the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, volunteers, partners and spectators is our main concern. We will do our best to achieve this through the Virtual Race this year and look forward to another on-site event in 2021.”
All registered participants for the 5K or 10K will automatically be transferred to the Virtual Race, and will still receive the respective shirt, medal, and goody bag at a packet pick-up to be determined. Those who originally registered for the Virtual Run will still only receive the finisher medal. Proceeds of the Virtual Race will continue to benefit the Missouri Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).
All packet pick-ups previously scheduled are also cancelled. A new date will be established and released in the coming weeks after the protection of public health can be confidently assured. Questions related to this major event change can be directed to MollysMiles5K@gmail.com.
Although this pandemic has necessitated changes in the way we interact, it does not change what we do. Molly’s Miles is built on love, compassion, and honor. These elements are certainly needed today and in the coming months, and we implore you to take care of yourselves and each other.
CONTACT: Buddy Anliker or Bryana Larimer, MollysMiles5K@gmail.com
Molly’s Miles Virtual Race is presented by Simmons Bank.