Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon
Race Day Cancellation / Alteration Policy
Safety is our main objective and Via Events Inc. wants to provide a safe event for all involved. When weather or other physical conditions present a danger to participants as a whole, Via Events, Inc. will maintain the right to cancel the race.
Less threatening conditions could result in an alteration of the course or race length to promote a more safe result for the participants. High heat or severe thunderstorms with the threat of lightning that are threatening the course and are forecasted to continue throughout the day of the event may also result in cancellation of the event for all participants. High heat and humidity measured in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for participation in endurance events could result in cancellation or alteration of the race.
Prior to the race, runners will be apprised of adverse weather conditions or course modifications and advised on how to adjust to them. Flags will be flown at water stations and exchanges indicating race day conditions. Green Flag indicates the marathon is on and there are no known hazards; Yellow Flag indicates to proceed with caution (in the event of moderate weather conditions such as high heat and humidity); and Red Flag indicates the marathon has been stopped and all runners should proceed with caution and seek immediate shelter due to severe weather conditions of other emergency.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via is committed to the safety of all its participants and will not sacrifice the safety of any one. Notifications about weather conditions, cancellations, and other race information will be communicated via this website, email and the onsite announcer. All registration fee and all associated costs are non-refundable.
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