A few local races have gone forward with social distancing in place, so I see no reason why this 70.3 would be canceled, except: a surge in cases or an outbreak tied to a local race. Our governor is very bullish on opening things, but it seems to me that the obstacle in the past has been getting the counties to approve the park permits
. Here again, my guess is that Polk County would be fairly permissive in this regard. My bet is this race goes forward (I signed up last month). However, if youâ€™re a fast 50-54 year old male, the race will certainly be canceled and you shouldnâ€™t wast your money.
^This! Totally depends on the city/county. I rode the Tour de Clermont this weekend. It was postponed from 8 Aug to 3 Oct due to a permit issue and was originally supposed to start in Clermont (Lake County). The start/finish location was moved to a park in nearby Winter Garden (Orange County) which provided the permit. The funny part was we just biked right back over to Lake County and did most of the original route. Unless there is a huge surge in cases between now and then, I agree that Haines City/Polk County will grant the permit.