WARRINGTON’S annual English Half Marathon event has been postponed due to the organisers being unable to guarantee all the necessary components to deliver a safe and fun race weekend experience.
The event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, was due to take place this weekend.
A statement from the English Half Marathon organisers said:”Due to us not being able to guarantee all the necessary components to deliver a safe and fun race weekend experience, we are having to postpone this weekend’s races and associated activities to a weekend later in the year.
“For those who have participated in our event in previous years know, we take our obligations very seriously and demand the very best for our runners, volunteers, local partners and our Warrington community.
“This decision is a difficult one for us to take, as we know that you have dedicated yourself to your training and possibly fundraising over a number of months and to hear this message at the beginning of race week will be a blow to many.
“We have to pass on a great deal of thanks and appreciation to our local partners in supporting us over the last couple of weeks and we will be working with them to secure a workable date very soon.
“At this time, we do anticipate that you will have questions and expect updates ASAP. Over the coming days, we will be working to advise you of all the options available to you.
“Please expect a follow up communication by 5pm on Thursday 12th September.
“We truly apologise for this postponement and we hope that we can work together to deliver a safe and fun race weekend in Warrington.