The Swift-Cantrell Classic 5k has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The 10th annivesary race was originally scheduled for May 9th.
“The most important thing to our Foundation is the healthy and safety of our runners and volunteers,” says Swift-Cantrell Classic Race Director, Steve Welsh. “We want to make sure that our race is fun, well attended, and brings a lot of value to our community. That’s hard to do in the middle of a pandemic.”
The Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation plans to reschedule the race for late-Summer or early-Fall. The Foundation is also working on an initiative to bring park enthusiasts together again once the virus is contained.
“The idea is to have a big ‘welcome back’ event at the park this summer,” beams Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation member, Therome James. “It’s been a long time since we’ve all been together, eaten together, or shared hugs and laughs. We want to bring kids, families, park goers out to the park for a whole day. We would have the Splash Pad back open, bring out the food trucks, live music, and have local businesses that have been struggling come out so we can all support them.”
No date has been set for the park reopening event. For updates, follow Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation on Facebook.