Barbara Schmidt Millar Women’s Duathlon, 5K pivots to virtual race

A triathlete competes during a previous Barbara Schmidt Millar Women’s Triathlon.

Due to smoke from surrounding wildfires and to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the 26th annual Barbara Schmidt Millar (BSM) Women’s Duathlon and 5K Committee has decided to switch this year’s event — originally scheduled to take place on Sept. 19 — to a virtual race.

“We made the decision to pivot to a virtual race — rather than postpone it for another year — because the funds that this event generates are so important to our friends, neighbors, and loved ones fighting breast cancer. Even during a global pandemic, cancer doesn’t stop, so why should we?” said BSM Event Director Danielle Scallin.