COVID-19 Update

It is with heavy hearts that we announce our 15K (September 12), Race Day 8K and Evansville Half Marathon presented by German American Bank (October 3) will be virtual races only.

Though many saw this decision coming, our Evansville Half Committee held out hope that time and new precautions would slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community for us to host two great races. The safety and health of our one-thousand plus participants, hundreds of volunteers, many spectators and, ultimately, our community is our top priority which is why we decided to cancel our races.

A communication email was sent to registered participants on August 12. Registration is still open for the 15K, Race Day 8K and Evansville Half Marathon to participate virtually.

If you have moved your registration to the virtual option and no longer wish to participate virtually, please contact

2020 15K, Evansville Half Marathon, Race Day 8K, Long Series or Short Series registered participants can select one of the following options:

  1. VIRTUAL RACE: Complete your 2020 Race (15K, Race Day 8K, Evansville Half Marathon) from anywhere and at any time before October 17. Simply run or walk the distance of your chosen race, then submit your time. We’ll ship your 2020 race shirt and sponsor swag to your door. Don’t worry if this is your first virtual race! We’ll share more details, step-by-step instructions, helpful hints and plenty of reminders along the way.
  2. DEFERRAL: You can rollover your registration to next year’s race (Dates are TBD). There’s no cost or registration fees to defer your registration. NOTE: Participants that are registered for the Series will not be able to defer only one or two races from the Series. If you choose to defer your Series, it will be for all 2020 events (5K/10K, 15K & Evansville Half Marathon presented by German American Bank) to our 2021 events.
  3. DONATE: Help the YMCA of Southwestern IN minimize the economic impact of COVID-19 by donating your registration. The YMCA of Southwestern IN continues to serve the community daily by providing 24,000+ meals to our community, 20,500+ hours of childcare, 1,395+ wellness checks, 67,000+ virtual Y visits and much more.
Other Important Information: If you are registered for the Series, to be eligible for the 2020 Series Medal, participants must participate in the races virtually. If you have additional questions, please contact Meghan at

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