OSWEGO — Officials for the annual Make It Happen 20k Race Series announced Tuesday the third-annual celebration of local community, causes and fitness is moving forward with the first two events virtually as New York remains under COVID-19 restrictions including social distancing protocols.
Re-organizing the 2020 Make It Happen series, a four-race circuit of popular and traditional fitness events, was necessary to maintain health and safety of all participants.
“While the series itself will look a little different, we hope that the community support will be the same for the organizations that benefit from this unique series in our area,” said Make It Happen Board Member Julie Chetney
Since 2018, the Make It Happen 20k Race Series has combined the 5k run/walk races of the Oswego County Autism Task Force, Oswego Little League, Oswego Health Foundation and the Buc Boosters into a new 20k series.
The 2020 series will begin with the first two events (Out Run Autism 5k and Oswego Little League 5k) as virtual races, Make It Happen leaders said. The remaining two events, (Run for Your Health 5k and the Go Bucs 5k) will be planned as live races until further determinations on re-opening are made by New York health authorities.
Anyone already registered for the series can run either of the two 5ks anytime before Aug. 6, 2020, independently. Registration for the series will remain open until Aug. 6 as well. All participants should sign up online at makeithappenoswego.com, and all will receive a t-shirt for each event as well as the commemorative series jacket after the final 5k.
Race dates are as follows:
- 5th Annual OutRun Autism 5K Run/Walk (held virtually before Aug. 6, 2020)
- 6th Annual Oswego Little League 5K Run/Walk (held virtually before Aug. 6, 2020)
- 5th Annual Run for Your Health Run/Walk will be held Aug. 8, 2020
- 5th Annual Go Bucs Booster Run/Walk will be held Oct. 4, 2020
Visit www.lightboxreg.com to search for “Make It Happen 20k Race Series” and register for the individual 5k races or the entire series