Popular Dessie's Run event cancelled due to Covid-19

Gary Slevin, Declan Reed and Scott Rankin pictured at the front of the field during Dessie's Run last year.Gary Slevin, Declan Reed and Scott Rankin pictured at the front of the field during Dessie's Run last year.
Gary Slevin, Declan Reed and Scott Rankin pictured at the front of the field during Dessie's Run last year.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation City of Derry Spartans AC have reluctantly decided to cancel its popular annual Dessie’s Run 10K road race which was set for Tuesday, August 25th next.

Organisers released a statement explaining they could not ensure proper social distancing requirements given the design of the course and regretably took the decision to call off this year’s event.

“We spent considerable time and effort to deal with the logistical issues associated with a competitive road race in the Covid-19 circumstances,” read the statement.

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“However given our course has a circa 6K section out and back along a narrow Greenway path, ensuring proper social distancing could not be ensured.

“We apologise to all the runners and spectators who will be disappointed to hear this but look forward to seeing you all in 2021, on Wednesday 25th August, at the next Dessie’s Run.

“We intend to mark our continuing appreciation of our former club captain Dessie, next month on 25th August, with a small group of local runners and McNulty family members jogging the course.”

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