With the exception of the Nancy half-marathon which had benefited from a small favorable window in October 2020, all races outside the stadium in the area needed to be canceled for greater than a yr. Some organizers, moderately pessimistic for the coming weeks, have even already given up on occasions scheduled for June 2021, we think first of all of the Trail of the valley of the lakes (June 21), the most popular in Lorraine. Others, on the different hand, are betting on enhancing sanitary circumstances by June to keep up their fetish occasion.
This is the case of the Trail du Saint-Quentin, of which this should be the 16th edition this year , for which registrations had been launched on March 15. “We are working on an appropriate organization with only two events (one 16 and one 30 km) and a reinforced health protocol,” explains Jean-Luc Kirmann, the occasion supervisor at Athletics Metz Métropole. Among the tracks envisaged, the absence of provides, the sporting of a masks at the begin and instantly upon arrival and, presumably, staggered departures. “We also decided to block the number of participants,” says Jean-Luc Kirmann. Namely 500 runners most over the 16 km and 250 over the 30 km for this common path which normally attracts greater than a thousand runners and whose begin and end are judged in Plappeville, in the Breuil park.
Thionville, a even handed postponement?
Initially scheduled for Sunday April 18, the Thionville half-marathon, which attracts practically 2,000 contributors annually in its two races, the 10 km and the 21 km, has been postponed for a couple of weeks to June 6. With this postponement, the organizers of the Municipal Sports Office hope to have the ability to have a good time in 2021 the twenty fifth anniversary of the race. As in Plappeville, registrations are already open (round 100 registered already) and we will depend on a bolstered well being protocol, tailored to prefectural requests, to keep up the occasion. It stays to be hoped that the well being scenario will enhance and that the authorities will ease the restrictions …