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City of Preston 10K cancelled due to rise in Covid-19 cases

Posted on - 24th September, 2020 - 8:44pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston Council, Preston News, Sport
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The City of Preston 10K has been cancelled

The SPAR City of Preston 10K has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Preston City Council informed race organisers The Running Bee Foundation that the event would not be allowed to go ahead as planned on Sunday 25 October. 

A new date of Sunday 28 March 2021 has been proposed so any runners who have already reserved a place in October can automatically roll their entry over into next year.

A spokesperson for Preston City Council said: “The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases within Preston has seen a continued and sustained rise over previous weeks. As a result, restrictions will remain in place.

“As a result of this, the City Council in line with its policies and outlined conditions is forced to rescind consent for the SPAR City of Preston 10K scheduled to take place on 25 October.”




A spokesperson for The Running Bee Foundation said: “This is heartbreaking news for the city and the charity, as we give all profits back to communities and groups in Preston to help promote health and wellbeing and to fight childhood obesity.”

Read more: Masks, sanitiser and a staggered start – the 2020 City of Preston Road Race

Last year’s City of Preston 10K had to be cancelled on the day after torrential rain caused ankle-deep surface water.

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Were you due to run the race? What do you think of it being cancelled? Let us know in the comments.

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