[A track near you, 8/20/2020] – Sound Running will host the Under Armour Sunset Tour this Saturday, August 22 with a few small professional fields as the sun sets on the 2020 track season. The pop-up track meet will have 5 events (3 women’s, 2 men’s).
Newly turned pros Dani Jones and Alicia Monson along with veterans Stephanie Bruce, Kellyn Taylor, and Kim Conley will face off in the Women’s 5000m. For the Men’s 5000m, Edward Cheserek will battle Joe Klecker, Oliver Hoare, and several NAZ Elite teammates lead by Rory Linkletter. In the women’s 800, World Champion Emma Coburn will race Cory McGee, Rebecca Mehra, Brenda Martinez, and Morgan Mitchell. Sinclaire Johnson will lead the Women’s 1500m field and in the Men’s Mile Carlos Villareal will target the Mexican National Record of 3:57.34.
Meet Director, Jesse Williams on the 2020 Tour and safety
“We had much bigger plans for 2020 but had to push everything back and be creative in order to provide opportunities for athletes in this unique year. Our focus is on safety, with less events and smaller fields, but to still deliver entertaining track action for the fans watching at home.”
The tour event will not allow spectators and will follow strict Covid-19 safety procedures requiring all participating athletes and staff to have 2 negative Covid-19 tests the week of the race. Everyone entering the venue must go through a temperature check station, fill out the covid survey, and masks will be mandatory.