THE EDMONTON HARRIERS CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES 2021
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After much deliberation, the Edmonton Harriers Track and Field Club Board has reluctantly decided to cancel our elementary school’s cross-country series for 2021. This decision has been made, keeping the safety of all – competitors, school staff, spectators, and Harriers members, upper-most in our deliberations. We know that you will be disappointed, as are we, but feel it is better at this time to err on the side of caution.
At the present time, students in these age groups do not have access to vaccinations and we do not want to do anything that could pose a risk to their health. With close to 2,000 people in close proximity at our events, we feel sure that you will agree that this is a prudent decision at this time. We hope that this notification will take away a potential source of stress for school staff and parents, as they resume what will probably be an especially stressful start to a new school year. Having organized this series for over 30 successive years, it was a real blow to have to cancel the 2020 races – to cancel for a second year is even more difficult.
We are hoping that, if life continues to get more like pre-COVID times, we will be able to arrange a single event in the Spring of 2022, and then to resume our normal series in the Fall of 2022.
In the meantime, we are planning to hold our Elementary Schools Relays as usual at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse on Friday, January 21, 2022. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you then!