This is why I think it's fine for races not to refund money for cancelled races. I hope everyone is happy they got their $200 bucks back. But if the finances are that tight at the NYRR, I'm worried this means London won't have an elite only race. London has more money than NYC for the marathon but not infinitely more.
If there's no product, there's no pay. People should have the right to CHOOSE if they'd like to donate money to people without a job now.