2020 Twin Cities Marathon to become virtual event

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Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 6:14 AM CDT
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The 2020 Twin Cities Marathon will switch to a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Entrants in the 39th edition of the Minneapolis to St. Paul race can run any 26.2-mile route any day in October.

Twin Cities in Motion, which stages the marathon, said Tuesday it will shift the rest of its 2020 races to a virtual format because of pandemic-related restrictions on big gatherings.

The Star Tribune reports runners will submit their times online, and race finishers still will receive their T-shirt and medal.

The marathon was scheduled for Oct. 4. As many as 30,000 runners were expected to participate in marathon weekend events.