Penn Relays Statement on the Coronavirus

Penn Relays Statement on the Coronavirus

In light of the recent announcements made yesterday by the NCAA, the City of Philadelphia, and multiple professional leagues regarding their cancellation or suspension of championships and seasons, as well as event attendance bans for the next 30 days, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania is continuing to evaluate the decision to host the 126th Running of the Penn Relays.

Although the 2020 Penn Relays is more than 30 days away, the health and safety of our participants, spectators, officials, volunteers, sponsors, and staff are our utmost concern.

While the evolving situation is fluid, we remain hopeful that there will be a result which allows for a safe Penn Relays, and we will continue to provide updates.

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel advisories please visit the following websites:
https://wellness.upenn.edu/coronavirus/
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Ticket Refund Policy
The Penn Athletics Ticket Office will continue standard operation as we approach the 126th Running of the Penn Relays. If public health situations change and travel restrictions are imposed or the event is cancelled, either from the University of Pennsylvania’s actions or requirements made by government officials or health organizations, all ticket purchasers will be notified as soon as possible with necessary information. By default, all orders will be credited toward the 2021 event, however refunds for the sale price of tickets will be available. Associated ticket fees will not be refunded. If there are any questions, please contact the Penn Athletics Ticket Office at (215) 898-6151 between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, or by email at tickets@pobox.upenn.edu.

Entry Fee Policy
In view of the current situation regarding the corona virus (COVID-19), the Penn Relays will continue to handle entry fee payments as in the past; depositing checks upon receipt and continuing to accept on-line payments. If public health situations change and travel restrictions are imposed, either from the University of Pennsylvania’s actions or requirements made by government officials or health organizations, the Relays office will credit paid entries toward future participation.