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Salisbury 10 Mile POSTPONED

Salisbury 10 Mile POSTPONED

Published by Jack Deery at 9:55pm 15th March 2020.

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The City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club have announced the 25th anniversary of the event will not be going ahead this month.

The Salisbury 10 Mile road race, originally planned for the 29th March, has been postponed. 

Organisers have cancelled the event due to the coronavirus outbreak

Salisbury 10 Mile run race medal 2019 2 (Henrietta Creasey)
The Salisbury 10 is COSARC's flagship event

They said that the decision was made after discussions with England Athletics and advice from the government. 

In a statement, they said:

"We have waited as long as we can in order to see how the situation would develop, with the hope that the race could be held safely and not impact the volunteers, runners and local community. 

The safety and wellbeing of both the runners and volunteers is our upmost priority and we have taken the difficult but necessary steps to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection by not holding a mass gathering of over 1000 people at our race."

FULL STATEMENT:

They have confirmed that they are trying to find alternative dates for the event, and runners will find out later this week if it will happen in 2020.

Over 1000 people were signed up for the special anniversary race this year.

It is also part of the Hampshire Road Race League.

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