2019, the year of the cancelled race.   It’s been a tough go for runners.  The biblical floods of this past March still vivid in the psyche of our Valley 7 Lakes Marathon committee.  We had to pull the plug on our race 30 days before the starting cannon.   Another local marathon the following week reached out and offered to accommodate our invited elite field only.  We passed on that offer,  all or none.   Further, I hoped other local marathons might extend an offer for our runners, silly Willie!

Monday morning V7LM reached out to the leadership of this past weekend’s Heartland Marathon on behalf of the affected runners.   Crickets but we press on.  Hoping this olive branch will help heal the disappointment of opportunity lost, something we know all too well.  We are working on the details and hope to have our special registration set up the first week of October.  Hey, we’re all in this together.

“The leadership of Valley 7 Lakes Marathon has agreed that we would like to extend a special discount to all 2019 Heartland Marathon and Half Marathon participants. Having gone through the same painful circumstances this past April we know how disappointing cancelling a race is. We would like to offer a special code that will provide a $25 discount for either our half of full marathon. Our race is set for April 25, 2020. We hope that this will help our running community and look forward to hearing back. Thank you.”

Yours in sport,

Will Lindgren
Executive Director, V7LM