To our November Project NYC + Brooklyn members and the broader NP community,
As some of you are aware, NYRR has cancelled its NYC Half, originally scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th. We know this is very disappointing news for many members of our community, especially those finishing up long, winter training schedules and who have been excited to run and/or cheer on this race. That said, we do also understand NYRR’s decision in response to the developing COVID-19 situation here in NYC and its surrounding areas. While we might joke “safety, third (priority)” from time to time here at November Project, the safety and security of not only our members, but also of the wider running community in NYC and beyond, is truly of the utmost importance.
Here are the changes we are making to our schedule this week/weekend:
- There will be no other November Project-sanctioned events this weekend, meaning:
- *The collab workout on Friday, March 13th at Sara D. Roosevelt Park is now cancelled. (updated 3/12/2020)
- Our official November Project // United NYC Half Cheer Stations are now cancelled.
- Our official November Project // United NYC Half After Party is now cancelled.
We ask that everyone take caution in your activities this weekend and in the coming weeks. COVID-19 is a hot topic, leading most conversations in-person and online/social media. As always, whether you’re wearing #GrassrootsGear or not, you have a role as a representative of our global movement — that does not stop at 7:30am. (You can reference our Community Agreements here.)
Here are our ongoing recommendations, guided by the CDC, as we move forward with in-person workouts:
- If you’re not feeling well, stay home! We’ll miss you, but your priority now is to take care of yourself and to not put others at risk.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, prior to and promptly post workouts.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you need to sneeze or cough. We recommend keeping a tissue in your pocket or coughing in the inside of your elbow.
- Instead of greeting each other with a high-five or hug, we’ll be encouraging elbow taps, curtsies, foot shakes, jazz hands, etc.
- If you haven’t already, get your flu shot! It is not too late to get your flu shot, and while it won’t protect against the coronavirus itself, it will help prevent the spread of similar symptoms.
As leaders, we’ll continue to monitor the situation and any changes to future in-person workouts, other November Project events, and/or how we function as a community will be communicated on our social media pages and through updated blog posts, which will be widely shared.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel reach out to either the Brooklyn or NYC November Project pages or the co-leaders themselves.
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