Over 20,000 people normally walk, jog, or fun the The Menzis 4 Mile
The 4 mile has been cancelled this year. With the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and accompanying social distancing measures, the organisation behind the event has decided to run a virtual edition of the 4 Mile on October 10 this year.
The organisation behind the 4 Mile has had extensive consultations with both local government, and its main sponsor Menzis (a health insurer). “With all protocols in mind, it is not realistic to run the event in both a festive and safe manner,” said the organisation. “The one and a half meter standard in particular presents challenges for the running the event.“
“On the other hand, we have our own responsibility to ensure the health of all participants, volunteers, spectators and other stakeholders”, it said. As reported by the GIC.
“Although we have constantly taken this scenario into account, the decision is difficult for us. The disappointment is great, but health is paramount.”
Though the physical 4 Mile has been canceled, there will be a virtual edition. Details are not yet known, but it is likely that participants can walk their 4 Miles at a time and on a route of their choice. That way, large groups of people won’t get together and pose and transmission risk.
The 34th edition of the 4 Mile was supposed to take place on October 11 this year. The event has been moved to October 10, 2021.