Friday 21 June 2013

Race Cancellation

I received this notice yesterday afternoon from the K-100 organizers, which I thought was considerate and heartfelt.  Obviously I am disappointed, but am more concerned about my friends and family in Southern Alberta. The photos and video footage being released are devastating to say the least. 

"Hi All,
It is with very heavy hearts and much compassion for all of the folks affected by the devastation in Southern Alberta that I must announce, in conjunction with emergency services personel, the cancellation of K-100. Highway 40 is closed due to mudslides and flooding between the Highwood Pass and highway 1 with no hope of re-opening before the weekend. Whilst we did give some thought to a modified event (out and back) from Longview that is not an option. All of the roads to Longview are now closed because of the flooding and Longview is now under a state of emergency. Even if that wasn’t the case, it simply would not be safe to send people running on a road that is in such jeopardy. I certainly wish this wasn’t the case and thank you all for your support of the event. We will be back next year.

Those of you who are in the area, please stay safe. To those of you outside of the affected area, I know you understand our devastation."


  1. Oh no!

    I understand why, of course, but it's awful after you trained so hard. We were in New York last fall when they cancelled. We had the same mix of understanding and heart break.

  2. Awww, that sucks! As you've said though, completely understandable. My heart breaks for my favourite province!