The most awaited race in Ottawa, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. They offered no refunds for this year’s participants. Most people were angered by the organizer’s decision, but it was necessary to keep the organization going. Run Ottawa, the organizers of the race, offered a possible virtual race and half discount for next year’s race in line with a gift package.
According to executive director Ian Fraser, runners will still need events to run in as soon as everything is over. They hope that people will still continue to support the event as they did before. This being said, the participants can’t help but wonder where their money will go with no refunds at all.