Susan G. Komen New Orleans cancels 25th anniversary in-person race, announces virtual race

Susan G. Komen New Orleans announced the 2021 New Orleans Race for the Cure will be held virtually, rather than in-person this year due to the Delta variant and surge of COVID-19.

The in-person race was originally scheduled for Oct. 23 at New Orleans City Park. Organizers say they will now pivot to a “Race Together as One” virtual event on Oct. 23.

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“As an organization dedicated to saving lives, it is so important to protect the health of our participants, many of whom are breast cancer survivors or are currently in treatment for the disease. Therefore, we will be leveraging technology again this year to ensure we can “Race Together as ONE” virtually– even if we can’t be together – because breast cancer is not cancelled. We know it’s in the best interest of our community to go virtual until we can get back together again safely,” Komen New Orleans executive director Lisa Plunkett said in a statement.

Virtual event registration and online fundraising tools will be made available through the website at

Organizers say individuals and teams who have already registered for the 2021 in-person event will receive additional communications on how to proceed with this change.

See more COVID-related event updates here.

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