Many personal, business and administrative reasons led to the canceling of this years 4th of July race.
Road construction did lead to detouring the course. A miscommunication between myself and the city about chip sealing 5th street occurred, making our detoured course not possible as well. The city was not aware that it would affect the race, and I did not inform them of the issue.
We had the option of rerouting the course a third time, which would have still allowed the event to continue. We chose not to do this as the available route would not be ideal for the race, would have further inconvenienced city residents ,and would have altered the event negatively.
Throughout this whole process the city administration, police department, and street department have been wonderful to work with. As always they have been accommodating and have helped us whenever we've had questions.
We are looking forward to the race next year, and plan on holding the race on it's original course as it has been then.
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Thank you, Ben and Jake.