ANGLESEA EKIDEN RELAYS CANCELLED
Due to the increased risk of thunderstorms and high winds in excess of 50kmh during the scheduled event time on Saturday, the Anglesea Ekiden Relays will be cancelled.
AV has continued to consult with the BOM and with Parks Victoria who along with Surf Coast Shire closed part of the national park early this week due to erosion. The impending weather forecast, confirmed by the BOM today increases the risk to participants, officials and volunteers with up to 300 people out on the course at any one time when the weather cell is predicted to hit. With the exposed nature of the course and terrain, putting members at risk for the duration of the event is not in the best interests of Athletics Victoria, our clubs, officials and participants.
We have spoken to the Anglesea Family Caravan Park to inform them of our decision. They are working with us on the matter and we will be informed tomorrow morning on cancellation options for those who have booked accommodation within the park. Further details will follow tomorrow.
We can confirm that Clubs will receive a full refund of all entry fees.
We would ask Clubs and all AV members to respect and acknowledge that a decision like this is not taken lightly.