(as per NYRR FB page)
As of December 2, 2020:
NYRR has announced that the 2021 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon has been canceled.
"The 2021 #UnitedNYCHalf is canceled due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We made the decision in consultation with the Mayor’s Office of NYC. This year’s event, which had been scheduled for March 15, 2020, was canceled at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak. Runners who had previously registered for the canceled 2020 United Airlines NYC Half and opted to defer entry to 2021 will have the option to choose a full refund for their 2020 entry fee or defer entry to the 2022 event. Runners who earned entry to the 2021 race through an NYRR incentive program do not need to take any action; runners will receive an email informing them their entry will be deferred to 2022.
We will be contacting all runners impacted by the 2021 cancellation directly. Runners from around the Details will be announced soon"
For more information you can go to the NYRR website by clicking on the photo located on the right
As of June 24, 2020, NYRR has announced that the 2020 TCS NYC Marathon has been canceled.
New York, June 24, 2020 – The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, set to take place on November 1, has been canceled. New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event organizer, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, have made the decision to cancel the world’s largest marathon due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff, and the many partners and communities that support the event.
"While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in November of 2021."
For the full press release you can go to the NYRR website by clicking on the photo located on the right
Any additional answers can also be found here.
NYRR has made some announcements in the recent days and weeks regarding COVID-19, including an email that went out, April 22, 2020 (please click on the link, just below here, and take a look at the NYRR FAQ's regarding upcoming events.
"In accordance with New York City’s newly updated restriction on public events through June, all our New York Road Runners (NYRR) in-person events and programming have been canceled through June 30. We know you, our runners, have a lot of questions about what this means for you, and we have some answers here. "
As of June 3, 2020, Race Officials have announced that the 2020 Verizon NYC Triathalon has been cancelled.
"Due to the significant impact COVID-19 continues to pose to our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon event scheduled to take place on July 19, 2020. While this was an incredibly difficult decision, particularly in light of last year’s cancellation, we do believe that it is the right one to protect the safety and best interest of all involved."
More information can be found at https://www.nyctri.com/
Photo courtesy of Deborah Kerr
The majority of our ham radio volunteers for our events can expect to be assigned to a mile point or medical tent location. Some assignments may involve shadowing event officials or riding in event vehicles.
Our primary mission is to provide emergency and supplemental communications to event staff and public safety officials; our volunteers are also well known as the set of "eyes and ears" along the event course, reporting any emergency or unusual situations back to event officials via our net control stations.
Our operators should be prepared for the 'weather-of-the-day', as a majority of the assignments require them to be outdoors, regardless of the weather conditions.
We conduct a majority of our operations on 70-cm (440mhz) repeaters through the generous assistance and support of repeater owners and groups. Our operators should be equipped with a 440-mhz (70cm) HT, ample spare battery capacity for a day-long event, and a good set of headphones. While it is not mandatory, many of our operators also utilize UHF/70cm DMR HTs as well.
Since we, the EventHams 'staff' are also volunteers, we recruit for the events far in advance and need that time to create rosters, assignment lists, frequency lists, etc. We rely on this website to make the information available, so please check back often!