The Cape City Marathon scheduled for October 18 has been cancelled, organisers have introduced.
The digital race, nonetheless, will proceed as deliberate with a marathon, half-marathon and both a 5km or 10km run/stroll.
All entrants could have the choice of a refund or donating their entry charges to charity, race director Renee Jordaan stated.
Organisers stated in a press release issued early on Tuesday that it had been a troublesome name.
“This determination didn’t come straightforward, however was one which needed to be made after exhausting all our choices,” Cape City Marathon chairman Francois Pienaar stated within the assertion.
“The truth is that we merely can’t threat the well being and well-being of our individuals, volunteers, supporters and stakeholders.
“We’re grateful for the continued assist of our sponsors, companions and repair suppliers who share our disappointment however agree that that is essentially the most prudent choice in these unsure occasions.”
Athletics South Africa (ASA) president Aleck Skhosana echoed that it had been a tough determination.
“It’s also house to the ASA marathon championships. That is the one World Athletics gold label marathon in Africa and it’s an influential nation-builder with an enormous financial affect.”