SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Howard Wood Dakota Relays are the latest victims of the COVID 19 Pandemic. In a news release sent by the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Board of Directors, they are following Governor Noem’s announcement of school closure in the State of South Dakota through May 1, 2020 and are cancelling the 2020 Howard Wood Dakota Relays. President Bill O’Conner of the Board of Dirextors says the board shares in the disappointment and heartbreak of the student-athletes that will be unable to compete in 2020. However, the health and well-being of our participants, volunteers and spectators remains their top priority during these unprecedented times. Next year’s Howard Wood Dakota Relays is scheduled for April 30th and May 1st in Sioux Falls.