Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Amway River Bank run won't happen in person this year. Originally scheduled for May 9, 2020, the event was pushed back to October 24. It will now happen virtually.

In a statement Thursday morning, race organizers said,

After careful consideration and consult with health professionals, including health partner Spectrum Health, Amway River Bank Run organizers have decided to transition the 2020 event to a virtual race. The safety of the runners, volunteers and supporters is at the center of this difficult decision. The social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of many events nationwide, so the Amway River Bank Run is no exception.

Wood TV 8 reports runners will be able to sign up and run the 5K, 10K or 25K on their own.

Runners who are already registered will get information on how the virtual race will work or may defer to the 2021 race.

Those who do participate this year are invited to a drive-thru celebration Oct. 24 10a.m. - 2p.m.  at Millennium Park and will receive a T-shirt, medal, and other race swag.