Over the last few days, we have been meeting with local authorities as we monitor the progress of Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence, a catastrophic category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall starting late Thursday. Loudoun County Emergency Operations Center is now officially open and local law enforcement, as well as medical services are placing all efforts and resources on emergency management preparedness and they will not be available to provide coverage for our event, as those valuable county services will be serving the local community and/or assisting other storm ravaged communities with storm related emergencies. According to National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence will bring with it, not only high winds over a very large area but also very heavy and prolonged inland rainfall over a large portion of the Carolinas and Virginia. The Leesburg area was already battered this past weekend and the earlier part of the week by constant and heavy rains brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and the ground is presently extremely saturated and/or flooded, including areas on the course and at Tarara Winery. According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence’s additional rainfall could produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding.
In the interest of participant, volunteer and staff safety and security, we regret to inform you that the Divas Half Marathon and 5K scheduled for Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, 2018 is cancelled.
At this time, we want to offer all registered participants the option to transfer their entry to another 2018/19 Divas Half Marathon and 5K or to the 2018 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, free of charge. Please see the list below of eligible transfers.
Participants will have until Monday, October 1 at 11:59 pm EST to indicate their transfer option selection. In accordance to our policy, there are no refunds, however, if you do not wish to transfer your entry to another one of our events, we will be glad to mail you your T-shirt and medal. Please fill out the survey below to let us know your preference. We will transfer your entry to the race of your choice or send you your packet automatically.
Our thoughts and well wishes are with all the communities that will be impacted from this storm. We appreciate your patience, your understanding, and your support to our local host community.
The Staff at the Divas Half Marathon Series
Divas® Running Series
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