Manitoba Marathon to be rescheduled, People Fest in limbo


The Manitoba Marathon hopes to carry its 42nd working within the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them from their normal Father’s Day begin.

In a message addressed to runners on the race’s web site, Manitoba Marathon Basis government director Rachel Munday mentioned the choice was reached after town introduced all particular occasion permits are cancelled till a minimum of June 30.

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“Such as you, we’re very dissatisfied to have to maneuver the race to a later date, however we belief all ranges of management we’re working intently with and are additionally adapting to the ever-changing state of affairs. Particulars are nonetheless being finalized and will probably be communicated quickly,” Munday wrote.

“We recognize your endurance, understanding, and concern as we develop a path ahead for a rescheduled race weekend and kindly ask that you just chorus from particular person inquiries concerning the standing of your race registration. We’re working very laborious to develop a plan that can deal with the numerous questions you might have. We’ll present extra particulars as they turn out to be out there.”

Munday mentioned the “security and well-being” of roughly 10,000 runners, together with spectators, workers, volunteers and the group at massive was the primary precedence all through the decision-making course of.

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Registration has been paused till a brand new date might be secured.

The Winnipeg People Pageant, scheduled for July 9-12 at Birds Hill Provincial Park, has but to achieve a choice on whether or not its occasion can proceed, however considered one of its headliners has taken a flip for the more serious.

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine has been hospitalized since Thursday after “a sudden onset of COVID-19 signs,” in keeping with an announcement from his household.

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Prine, 73, was intubated on Saturday “and continues to obtain care, however his state of affairs is essential,” the assertion mentioned.

Fiona Whelan Prine, his spouse and supervisor, introduced March 18 she had the coronavirus. Prine, a two-time most cancers survivor, was examined as effectively however the outcomes have been “indeterminate.”

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