Organizers will make a decision this Saturday.
USA Today has recently posted something alarming to Marine Corps Marathon-bound participants: that annual event is in danger of being canceled due to the partial U.S. Government shutdown.
On Tuesday evening, race organizers posted a note on the event’s Facebook page indicating that the race, which takes place on Oct. 27, could be canceled.
“While still considering and exploring all possible options, the MCM has targeted this Saturday, October 19 as the date to officially notify runners of the status of the event,” read the note. “It is sincerely the hope of everyone associated with the organization of this event that MCM participants can run as planned.”
This news has frustrated prospective marathoners. Some say they will run the course even if the race is canceled.
“I’ve been kind of concerned for awhile, since the beginning of last week, because I know that a lot of the course goes over national park territory,” said Beatrice Whitaker who wanted to run Marine Corps as her debut for the distance.
From: USA Today