translated by Brett Larner
Scheduled for Feb. 23 in Fukaya, Saitama, the 8th running of the Fukaya City Half Marathon has been cancelled due to the impact of last weekend's heavy snow. The event's organizing committee made the decision to cancel on Feb. 19. According to a committee spokesperson, the cancellation is due to the impossibility of clearing the entire course of snow to guarantee a safe path for runners and to parking lots at the start and finish area not yet being cleared either. Entry fees will not be returned, but entrants will be sent the race program and souvenir towels and notepads. For more information contact the Fukaya City Lifelong Education Division at 048 (572) 9581.