Runners - submit your run times for the virtual race by Thursday Sept 30 at 11.59pm. To add a virtual result, you must log in with your Run The Day account. All results will be approved by the race director before being displayed on the website. Go to your Run the Day account: http://www.runtheday.com/register/virtual_results/63679
To the runners of the Media 5 Mile Race, Volunteers, Sponsors, the Media area community, and all who have supported our event:
For many months, we have been planning and working diligently to have a safe and successful race on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Unfortunately, Delaware County is currently in the (CDC) Center for Disease Control’s “HIGH” category, for level of community transmission of COVID-19. This designation indicates the increase in cases, hospitalizations, and COVID patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units. After considerable discussion, the Board of Directors has decided to change the race format to a VIRTUAL race.
Making the change to a virtual race is the only responsible decision we could make to keep the runners, volunteers, spectators, and the community safe from the transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19. We cannot justify the risk of exposure that our historically crowded course, with large numbers of people in close contact with each other, could present. Holding this race virtually will allow us to continue our mission to provide financial support for Media nonprofits and community organizations. This would be impossible without the generous financial support of our sponsors and runners. Over the next few days, we will be sending our runners details of the virtual race.
In closing, the members of the Board wish to thank everyone for their support and participation for more than forty years! We wish everyone the best as we work through this pandemic, as the community that we are. Hopefully, we will see you all on Friday, June 17, 2022, our traditional third Friday night in June event. Thank you all for your understanding and consideration, be safe and well, and we will see you in 2022!
Media 5 Mile Race Board President
8 Board Members, and is independent from Media Borough which oversees Dining Under the Stars, Super Sunday and other Media events. Even though other local races decided to proceed with an in-person race, the Board Members of the M5M voted to go virtual.