Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Waterford Half-Marathon Cancelled...

Friday, December 04, 2015

Waterford Half-Marathon Cancelled...

For anyone who was going to do the Waterford Half-Marahton on Saturday, please note that it has been cancelled.

From the organisers...Event Postponed. Following consultation with An Garda Síochána and Waterford City Council and the upgrading of storm warnings throughout the country to status red it is with great regret that we must postpone tomorrows Waterford AC Half Marathon which was due to take place at 10am on Saturday December 5th.

The decision was made as a matter of health and safety. Although no parts of the course are currently flooded and despite the efforts of Waterford City Council today to clear flooding and repair damage caused by heavy rain yesterday, the potential for further flooding overnight is high.

Forecasts for the South East are not as severe as the rest of the country however with status red warnings in place in other counties we are conscious that we did not want people traveling in unsafe conditions tomorrow. The event is currently rescheduled to take place on the new date of Saturday,  9th January2016.

For participants that can make the new date your same number and chip will be valid.

For participants unable to make this date we will be offering refunds. You can apply for your refund through the following form Please note refunds will not be processed until January.

With the postponement of an event this large there comes a large amount of administration and financial cost to Waterford AC. We also understand the inconvenience and potential costs incurred by people that had planned to take part and support our event. We hope you will understand and bear with us as we work through the arrangements.


Anonymous said...

and clon goes ahead? madness

Anonymous said...

is clonakilty still going ahead, surely this is a higher risk than running the waterford half? Im sure the right decision was made to cancel waterford but surely all races on tomorrow should just be cancelled?