After consultation with medical officials and city partners, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon and Half-Marathon organizers have decided to cancel the 42.2K distance the due to hot weather conditions. The unseasonably hot and humid weather forecast for Sunday led the event’s organizers to make changes to the event schedule.
The 21.1K and 10K will still take place on Sunday morning, with the 21.1K starting one hour earlier at 7:30 a.m. (previously scheduled for 8:30 a.m.). Saturday’s 5K and P’tit Marathon will take place as planned.
“Our number one priority this race weekend is the safety of all participants. While we are deeply disappointed to have to cancel the 42.2 kilometre distance, we do so knowing it is in the best interests of participant safety,” says Louis Malafarina, Executive Director of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. “We know nothing can replace crossing the finish line of a marathon, and we sympathize with our runners who worked so hard to prepare for race day.”
Marathon runners will have the option of running the half-marathon, transferring to another open Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event or receiving a registration refund. Runners will receive updated information via email, social media and the Rock ‘n’ Roll website.
All runners are reminded to have their health and safety in mind as they prepare for race weekend.
Participants can direct their inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or see a customer service representative at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday at Place Bonaventure, 800, rue De La Gauchetière West.
Edited from a press release.