Statement on Wearing Masks While Running

Hi all,

I want to make sure everyone on the team is aware of Governor Cuomo’s order to wear a mask (scarves and buffs seem to count) in public when social distancing is not possible.  Here’s the official executive order:

The order itself seems rather broad, but in numerous articles, the governor specifically mentioned busy streets and parks:

And here is an article recommending wearing masks when running:

The team encourages everyone to please use your best judgement when running and try to err on the side of caution.  Let me know if you have any questions.


– Matt


More about Matt

Matt co-founder of the Dashing Whippets with Rich since May 2009. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:53 half marathon in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters. Read more at Board of Directors

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