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With regret the committee of Newark Athletic Club announces that there will not be a Half Marathon in Newark in 2012.
Several long standing volunteers have stated their intention to step down from their time consuming Half Marathon roles and this, coupled with the escalating organisational costs resulting from ever increasing regulatory and traffic management requirements, have made the event no longer viable.
Chairman Paul Lynch said "We have made this decision reluctantly as the Newark Half Marathon is a long established, well attended and successful event which acts as a great advert for the town. However it has become an increasing concern financially and organisationally and the club alone can not sustain it in its current form."
However, the club states that it does intend to introduce a new running event in 2013 - so watch this space!
In the meantime Newark AC hopes that the town and wider communities will support the Club’s established Gordon Welbourn Running Week in June 2012 and the Dave Lewis Challenge in October 2012.