One of Cochrane's most beloved events has been cancelled.
The organizers of Footstock 2020 have made the difficult decision to call off the annual race.
This statement is posted on their website.
"It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Footstock 2020. We know you are aware of the impact that COVID-19 has had on everyday life, not to mention special events all over the world. It was our sincere hope that COVID-19 would be under control in time for us to host this awesome event. At this point, however, we feel that it is not realistic to pull together a race befitting of Footstock’s great history in what would surely be a short timeline between health agencies determining it is safe and our race date of June 7, 2020."
Racers who are already signed up can receive a refund.
An email was sent out to all racers registered for the June 7 event along with instructions on how to get your money back.
Registrants must follow the steps for their refund before the end of the day on Friday, April 3.
Next year's event has been scheduled for June 6, 2021.