The Marathon SSQ Insurance of Quebec, which was to be held from 2 to 4 October, has been cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus, a-t-it was announced Wednesday.
The Corporation Events Race of Quebec and the company Gestev have explained the decision by the uncertain future related to the context of the crisis of the COVID-19, and the relative risks to public health. After discussions with the regional Direction of public health of the National Capital, the quebec Federation of athletics, the City of Quebec and the main partners of the event, the parties concerned have chosen to cancel the event.
“We will be believed until the very end and we were ready to hold an event that is safe, has mentioned Marianne Pelchat, executive producer of I During Qc, in a press release. It must be understood that to produce an event of such magnitude, we should prepare for months to upload, especially when one wishes to offer an experience of superior quality, at the height of our reputation. During the last four months, our team has worked very hard to find solutions, while providing a positive atmosphere suited to the current reality.”
“Considering that the future of the outdoor events of more than 250 people is still very uncertain, however, we had to resign ourselves to accept that to move forward in such a context represented a significant risk on many levels.”
Also, I am running Qc wants to organize a virtual race at the weekend which was to take place the Marathon.
“We want to continue our mission of making people move until the end and this is not because we are forced to cancel our last event of the season that we will not fulfill this goal,” said Ms. Pelchat.