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October 24, 2018

Dear Runners,

After consultation with City of Wilmington Police, Riverfront Development Corporation staff, our Volunteer Director and sponsors, we have made the determination to cancel the inaugural Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon & 8K Road Race due to the impending Nor-Easter Weather system hitting the Wilmington area this weekend.

This system will arrive on Friday evening with driving rain, high winds and wind chill temps in the upper 30’s to low 40’s for all of Saturday, October 27th, 2018.   (Race Day & Evening)   Please see the link.

This announcement is being made early because we have athletes traveling to this event and we do NOT want our female runners to loose out on any additional expenses due to air travel and hotel rooms!  These decisions are never easy, but safety will always be the most important factor taken into consideration when an event is canceled.  Athletes, Spectators, First Responders Volunteers, the motoring public and Staff have to be considered when these decisions are made!

Athletes we’ve also decided to make several offers to you at this time for the 2018 & 2019 Wilmington events!

1.) Athlete Shirts & Medals will be sent to our two partner retail locations next week, Delaware Runner and Philadelphia Runner for pick up.  If you’re outside of the Wilmington area, please email us at info@pem.events to receive your selected size shirt ordered and medal!

2.) Athletes that were registered for the 2018 Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon & 8K will receive a VIP Active Link when registration opens for the 2019 event!  This VIP Link will give you a FREE ENTRY into the 2019 Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon & 8K Road Race!

3.) Athletes may request to move their entry to the Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon held next weekend on Sunday, November 4th for free!

3.) Athletes can move their entries to the following events for 2019:

Entry fee prices for these events are: $30.00 for the Half Marathon, $20.00 for any 8K or 5K Road Race.  (Note: Because of our registration opening price point structure, you will be receiving at least a 50% discount on the current price to enter for any of these National Women’s Half Marathon Series Events)   If you decide to take advantage of this offer, you must email us at info@pem.events by December 31st 2018!   

 We are extremely disappointed by this decision especially since this is our inaugural event in the City of Wilmington, Delaware!  We hope do see you and others at this event next year which has a tentative date for Saturday, October 5th, 2019!

Sincerely,

Bill Burke
National Women’s Half Marathon Series
President / CEO
Premier Event Management LLC