IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LITTLE ROCK MARATHON
Little Rock Marathon Race Officials have rerouted the 12th annual Little Rock Marathon and Half Marathon after extreme weather conditions threatened the safety of participants and spectators on Sunday.
“Our primary focus is the safety of our participants,” Little Rock Marathon Race Director Gina Pharis said. “We have been on the course and have been working with the National Weather Service and city officials throughout the day assessing safety concerns. Severe thunderstorms in the area have become dangerous for participants, forcing the closing of our courses and the rerouting of the remainder of today’s running and walking events.” The Epic Post Race Party was scheduled to continue and was set to take place from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center. Race organizers urged attendees to consider weather conditions before making the decision to attend the party.
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