2020 certainly saw a series of races getting canceled. But the running enthusiasts pictured a more promising 2021. However, the marathons that were scheduled at the start of the New Year are also getting called off due to the pandemic. In fact, the 2021 New York City Half Marathon has also been discontinued. This is the event’s second consecutive year of being canceled.
The organizers explained the reasons behind this cancellation. Authorities are keen on controlling the spread of the pandemic. Social distancing would have gone for a toss in case the marathon had taken place. In times like these, safety guidelines are critical.