Racers finish the 2019 Whistlestop Marathon and Half-Marathon on Oct. 12 in Ashland. Due to concerns over COVID-19, the 2020 version has been canceled.

Two more major Chequamegon Bay events have fallen under the ax as community tension and fears are rising again about the potential to spread COVID-19 in the Northwoods.

Last week the Ashland Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel the Memorial Medical Center Whistlestop Marathon and Half-Marathon — popular road races that draw hundreds of runners and walkers to the region at the beginning of October.

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