Prague Marathon organizers said Monday they had canceled this year’s edition of the race because of local Covid rules.
“With current restrictions due to the pandemic: start in waves, social distance, limited technical area, control of testing and vaccination… it is not feasible to guarantee an event on a level you expect from us,” organizers said in a statement.
The 2020 edition was canceled amid the first Covid-19 wave, while the 2021 race originally scheduled for May was postponed until October 9.
“We have to make a decision that is extremely difficult for We have to postpone the race until (May) 2022,” the organizers added on Monday.
They had earlier canceled the Prague Half-Marathon and the 10-kilometer Grand Prix, both scheduled for early September.
The Czech Republic has been easing Covid restrictions for public gatherings since the spring, but some remain in place.