Saturday, February 27, 2021

2020 St. Clair River Run cancelled

The 2020 St. Clair River Run has been cancelled.

Race organizers posted the news on social media on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

“The health and well being of our community is the most critical factor during the current pandemic,” organizers say.

“We are cancelling the 2020 St. Clair River Run to avoid further infections, and to ensure that resources can be focused where they are needed most.”

Organizers say recently, the St. Clair River Run organizing committee met digitally.

“We unanimously decided that the 2020 St. Clair River Run is cancelled,” race organizers say.

“This was a difficult decision. The St. Clair River Run is a vibrant community event that raises funds for the St. Clair River Trail. We appreciate the volunteers, participants, and our community who all bring the life to these moments of togetherness.”

Organizers say the St. Clair River Run is an annual event that engages thousands of people within the community.

“The run, which has been held for 10 consecutive years, is now the largest running event in Sarnia, Lambton, and Chatham-Kent,” organizers say.

“CF Industries, the presenting partner, is integral to its success and continues to be a positive community partner.”

Today, the St. Clair River Trail is a premium waterfront trail stretching 35 kilometres from Corunna, south along the scenic St. Clair River to Port Lambton, race organizers say.

“The on-road and off-road sections of the trail connect small towns and villages, waterfront parks, historical areas of interest, and numerous picnic areas featuring parking and washroom facilities,” race officials say.

“For generations, villages and small towns along the St. Clair River have enjoyed stunning natural beauty, breathtaking sunsets, and endless opportunities for recreation. Planning for the St. Clair River Trail started in 1997 and construction began in 2002 with the vision to seamlessly connect communities on the river providing a safe, scenic, and active experience for residents and visitors.”

Organizers added: “We hope everyone stays safe, will pause and take time to breathe.”

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