Organizers of the 2020 Sanford Fargo Marathon have announced the cancellation of the event.

"Although we had hoped to produce the Sanford Fargo Marathon at the end of next month, we’ve deemed the risk to our staff, our volunteers, our runners, and the local communities that host our events to be too great to conduct any in-person events in 2020," a message on the Fargo Marathon's website read Monday afternoon.

The decision comes weeks after it was announced the event was given a green light.

"This was not an easy decision, as we know you were just as excited to run Fargo this year as we were to produce the event," organizers said.