Why we had to cancel the adidas Runners City Night race
After the cancellation of the adidas Runners City Night race, many runners were surprised by this measure, especially since the weather had improved soon after the cancellation. "Why did you not start with a time delay" was the argument.
Jürgen Lock, Managing Director of SCC EVENTS, explains: "The permit to close off the streets for the athletes is coupled with a relatively tight time limit, which works well if everything goes normally. It is not possible to allow for a larger shifts of start times. The permit to close off roads in the vicinity of this event is very restrictive, and among other things, bus lines are also involved or affected."
"As an organiser we cannot know at the moment of the decision how the weather will exactly behave. On Saturday evening, we worked very closely with the German Weather Service and the Berlin police. And if the police make the urgent recommendation to cancel, which is basically an order, after the German Weather Service issued an official warning for Berlin from 7 to 10 pm, we decided to take this measure. Almost at the same time, the organizers of the Christopher Street Day parade made the same decision."
"All costs accrued for this event are of course with us as the organizer, including costs for service providers and staff. All participants who were unable to start on Saturday or could not finish the regular distance at the skating race may sign up for the race in the coming year at reduced rates."
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