The Strasbourg Sports Office and the Strasbourg-Europe Racing Association endorsed the choice on Tuesday night. Scheduled for Sunday April 11, the ekiden of Strasbourg is rescheduled for Sunday October 17.
Such recourse had already been thought-about in 2020. In the autumn, the whole lot was in place, earlier than the brand new deterioration of the well being disaster undoubtedly acquired the higher of the marathon in relay by groups of six, 4 or two, a number of days shut. .
The struggle of President Claude Schneider and his groups immediately consists in preserving the Strasbourg-Europe races, the upkeep of which is important for his or her constructions and their workers.
Organizing them on May 8 and 9 as initially deliberate is unthinkable. The authorities dares to rely on easing the state of affairs in mid-April and will increase the topic round March 15. The deadlines are too brief.
End of May / starting of June?
The concept can be to postpone them to the tip of May / starting of June. But nothing is finished. Extreme warning is so as. Everything nonetheless wants to be negotiated with the prefecture and the Eurometropolis. Claude Schneider believes he can (re) launch registrations and put the whole lot collectively till a month earlier.
The different spring races, a minimum of by May, shouldn’t escape both cancellation or postponement. Starting with the one which has all the time launched the season so properly, the La Wantzenau half-marathon, which is able to after all not happen this Sunday.