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Jock River Race, Manotick Miler postponed

Don Marrin and Richard Martin canoe through rapids on Jock River in Richmond during the 47th annual Jock River Race on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This year’s race has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manotick Messenger file photo by Mike Carroccetto

Due to the rapidly developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Jock River Race and then Manotick Miler have been postponed.

The 49th annual Jock River Race, scheduled to run between Munster and Richmond April 18, has also been postponed.

“This year’s Jock River Race is cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.  Thanks to those who had pre-registered for the event, refunds will be issued over the next few days. A great thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who were as ready as ever to make this an awesome race,” read a post on the Jock River Race website.

“At the Manotick Miler we consider ourselves part of the community and are following suit with all Sports Organizations/Events, and Provincial and Municipal Guidelines.  We appreciate your support and understanding of the situation. We will contact you in the coming weeks with new dates and more information as this situation progresses and events start to resume,” read a post by event organizers InStride Events on the Miler’s website.

This year’s race was to be the 10th anniversary of the run.