Two Castles run cancelled for second year running - but it could be held this autumn - The Leamington Observer

Two Castles run cancelled for second year running - but it could be held this autumn

Leamington Editorial 26th Jan, 2021   0

ORGANISERS of this summer’s Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth have reluctantly had to cancel the event for the second year running – but are hoping to move it to autumn instead.

The annual race is organised by Kenilworth Rotary and Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club and would have been run on Sunday June 13.

But race organiser and Rotarian Philip Southwell said: “The pandemic has made the decision to cancel inevitable but we are looking at perhaps being able to reschedule the race for September or October.”

Such a move would be welcomed by Richard Thornton, joint senior partner of Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins, which has been the main sponsor since 2005.

He said: “The Two Castles is an excellent event which attracts some 4,000 runners and raises more than £100,000 a year and in these calamitous financial times for charities it is more vital than ever that this event takes place.

“Last year’s cancellation was a serious financial blow for local charities and it would be wonderful if this year’s event could be successfully moved to the autumn.”

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