Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota has canceled the June event for the first time in its history. The marathon is a top Boston Marathon qualifying race.
Consistent with the language in the race-registration contract, there are no refunds. But the race is offering a 20% discount on registration for the 2021 race.
As I explain in my book The Law of Running: A Runner's Guide to Legal Rights:
Can we get our money back?
Under a strict reading and application of contract law, the answer was and is no. That being said, in the spirit of our sport, many races tried to help as much as they could during the unprecedented pandemic.