A proposed October date has been set for this year’s City of Preston 10k.Advertisement
Although usually scheduled in September, organisers The Running Bee Foundation have set the next race date as Sunday 25 October 2020 saying they feel it wouldn’t be wise to hold the event any sooner due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A spokesperson for the foundation said: “Our focus has always been on our communities across the North West of England, and how we can help fund health and wellbeing initiatives and projects that are working to reduce childhood obesity.
“At this difficult time for everyone our thoughts are with the most vulnerable people in our communities but also with those essential people and organisations who are delivering incredibly important frontline services across our region.
“Many news outlets and commentators have said that the UK will be back to normality in September, and we truly hope this will happen.
“However, as a foundation which is committed to communities, places and health and wellbeing, we don’t feel that announcing events that would take place in September is wise or helpful at this time.
“As our country comes out of the COVID-19 period we want to ensure we do not put pressure on the already stretched emergency services, safety officers, volunteers and communities by staging events as those people and organisations are just beginning to get some normality back into their own lives.”
The proposed date for this year’s race is subject to approval from local councils and safety advisory groups.
Last year’s race was cancelled due to ankle deep flood water and rescheduled.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Running Bee Foundation website.
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