The 41st Annual Shelter Island 10K, held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend in June, has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

While the organizers announced Thursday they have pulled the plug on holding the event in June, they’re hoping to turn this disappointment into a two-fer, encouraging racers to continue to run the distance of the course on their own June 20, and compete in the rescheduled race on November 7.

The November 7 run will begin at 1 p.m.

People who have already registered for the race can either be transferred to the new date, be transferred to next year, convert their entrance fee to a donation to support the non-profit work of the run, convert their race to a virtual run and be mailed a medal, bib and shirt, or get a refund.

“All runners who transfer to next year or the new date can also compete in a virtual run on June 20,” said the organizers. “A medal, shirt and bib will only be mailed to those who convert to fully virtual, but everyone can compete and post their time online.

To compete in the virtual run, go for a walk or run on your own, go to the June 20th Virtual Result page at https://elitefeats.com/race-results.asp?ID=20144, search for your name and click “update.” Enter your time and upload a selfie and/or a picture of your running app.

Anyone who completes the virtual race will have a chance to win raffle prizes; from elitefeats gear to entries into upcoming races.

More information is online here.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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