The 2021 Wuhan Marathon, that had been planned to be held on Sunday (24), has been postponed due too Covid-19 pandemic in Chinese cities.
The race orgainsers announced the move in a statement on Friday, but did not confirm a new date for the event, which was last held in April 2019.
“Due to the recent local confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in many places in China, to prevent the spread of the epidemic and effectively protect the lives and health of the people, the organising committee has decided that the 2021 Wuhan Marathon [which] was originally expected to be held on Sunday, will be postponed until further notice,” the statement read. “We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the race,” it added.
The 2021 Wuhan Marathon, originally scheduled for October 24, has been postponed with a new date yet to be determined, after confirmed #COVID19 cases were reported in domestic cities in China. Registered runners are able to retain entry, and the registration fee will be refunded. https://t.co/4M77Xi7f3I
— Sports China (@PDChinaSports) October 22, 2021
Registered runners will retain entry for the race, which will be rearranged for a later date, and they will also have their registration fees refunded.
Last year’s Wuhan Marathon was cancelled entirely, with the city the site of the earliest outbreak of the virus.