Richmond Runfest postpones spring marathon

Jane McGuire
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Photo credit: Andrew Holt - Getty Images
Photo credit: Andrew Holt - Getty Images

From Runner's World

  • Following the success of two socially distanced 10K races in September, Richmond Runfest had planned to host a 10K and marathon in March.

  • The races have been postponed until May due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

The Richmond Runfest 10K and marathon have been postponed until May due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions. The 10K race will now take place on Saturday 15 May and the marathon on Sunday 16 May.

The postponement does not affect the Olympic Trial Marathon the race organisers are hosting, which will go ahead on Friday 26 March.

In a statement on the race website, organisers said, 'Following consultation with our stakeholders we believe it's the right decision for our runners and local community to delay the event by 7 weeks. We are optimistic that the country will be in a better position with the continued vaccine roll-out.

'We wanted to deliver this news to you as soon as possible and apologise wholeheartedly for the disappointment and timing of this decision. Our biggest challenge has been to secure an alternative date that didn't clash with all the heritage sites the event passes through. It is a relief to finally have this date but we're disappointed for our runners who we know have worked so hard and in the crucial phase of your training.'

Runners who are not able to make the May date can transfer their spot to the September edition of the race, defer their entry to any 2022 event or run virtually in March. More information for runners can be found on the event website.

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