The Armory Foundation has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Millrose Games, due to the increases in Covid 19 and after consulting with public health officials. This means that the Millrose Games will happen again in 2022.
There have been rumors on the sponsor side as well, with comments that two major sponsors could not see their way to help in 2021. To put on a meeting like Millrose requires a sizable investment in cash, volunteers and staff.
We love the Millrose Games. The excitement is intense, the events go one after another, with the excitment building until final events, the Millrose Miles!
We will be back to enjoy the excitement in 2022!
Elle Purrier sets American record at the mile, photo by Cortney White
The Millrose Games, the world’s most prestigious indoor track & field meet, will return to The Armory on February 12, 2022.
NEW YORK, December 22, 2020 – The Armory Foundation has decided after extensive consultations with health experts that, due to rising cases nationally of Covid-19, it is advisable to cancel the 114th Millrose Games, previously scheduled for February 13, 2021 at The Armory in New York City.
First run in 1908, the Millrose Games has featured legends such as Paavo Nurmi, Eamonn Coghlan, Allyson Felix, Joetta Clark, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Bernard Lagat and many others. However, given the health situation in New York and across the country, the prudent thing to do is to abstain this coming year.
Said Millrose Games Meet Director Ray Flynn: “Canceling the iconic Millrose Games was a very difficult decision, but with all the health concerns surrounding an event of this complexity, rather than risking the athletes, officials, meet personnel, media and others, we have decided to wait until February 12, 2022, for the next edition of the Millrose Games.”
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About The Armory Foundation
The Armory Foundation is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season The Armory – the proud home of the Millrose Games – hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 220,000 athlete visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs the leading collegiate indoor track meet with the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge, and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with this past season’s 26th U. S. Air Force Hispanic Games, The New Balance Games, New Balance Nationals Indoor, the Energice Coaches Hall of Fame and Holiday Classic. New York Road Runners is a proud sponsor of all athletic events at The Armory. The Armory runs the Columbia & NewYork – Presbyterian Indoor Marathon presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTra
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