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Rock 'n' Roll Nashville marathon canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases

Organizers have canceled the Rock 'n' Roll Nashville marathon and half-marathon that had been rescheduled for Saturday because of rising COVID-19 cases.

The event was rescheduled from April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers said they had health and safety measures in place to protect runners, staff and the public. But Tennessee reported a record 7,951 COVID-19 infections Monday, along with a 13% positivity rate, also another high.

That forced organizers to cancel the 2020 marathon and half-marathon and hope to run again on April 24 and 25, 2021.