To our dedicated participants and supporters,
The 17th edition of the Mississauga Marathon, scheduled for September 18 – 20, will be moving to a virtual event, following the advice of Peel Public Health, Peel Regional Police and the City of Mississauga.
As is the case with many small businesses in the GTA, in Ontario, and all over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us as well. In saying this, all registrants who are currently registered for the 2020 Mississauga Marathon will automatically have their registration deferred to our 2021 event, taking place April 30 – May 2.
We promise to bring you the tradition of the Mississauga Marathon, the experience that you know and love, virtually this fall. We know there are many of you who run with us every year and we will do our best to bring this world class experience to you this September as you walk or run in your hometown community. We will be holding a virtual race that will provide you the opportunity to participate from September 11 – October 11. All runners will receive the prestigious official Mississauga Marathon race medal for taking part in the event. We will also hold weekly contests and draws for various prizes. We will have full details on the virtual race shortly.
You must register separately for the virtual race through our website. Registration is $35 for all distances and you will receive the official 2020 Mississauga Marathon medal. $10 from your registration will be given directly to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation in support of their health care workers at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Hospital.
As we are a small business that has been affected greatly by the pandemic, we would very much appreciate it if you would refrain from requesting a refund if you plan to run with us in 2021. We have made a large financial investment into this year’s event which makes refunds a challenge, as these costs and expenses are not recoverable. We do understand there are some who really need the refund which will be considered, however due to the new safety precautions that will be incorporated into the event, a price increase next year is inevitable. By accepting the deferral to 2021, you would incur no price increase.
Your love and support is what keeps this event running every year. For that, we are truly thankful.