2021 Event Popstponed
Stromlo Running Festival Postponed to March 2022
The 12th Stromlo Running Festival (SRF), the region’s largest trail running event, scheduled to be held November 20-21, 2021 will be postponed to March 5-6, 2022.
Following a successful COVID-safe event in 2020 the event team were very optimistic they had the protocols in place to do the same in 2021. Unfortunately, ongoing consultation with stakeholders has not been able to provide enough clarity and certainty that the event can proceed in the current conditions. These include interstate travel arrangements, gathering limits, exemption approval timelines, and the unknown of life post-lockdown.
“We are disappointed that we weren’t able to bring SRF to life for the community again this year, but the health and safety of the community is paramount. A March date means we can plan with full confidence and enjoy a real festival-feel event that can welcome both local and interstate participants to race plus their loved ones to spectate. The new date is an opportunity for us to re-group, enjoy the summer, and re-focus our training and energy towards two SRF’s in 2022,” says Event Director, Mel Bingley.
The team are so grateful and incredibly humbled by the support shown for the event despite persisting lockdowns and uncertainty. It highlights the importance of events like SRF to provide opportunities for connection and activity.
“The Stromlo Running Festival was born from the devastating 2003 Canberra fires that tested so many. It is a special event that celebrates and showcases our community’s healthy active lifestyle, resilience, and toughness. Sometimes these things are tested not by what we do, but by what we don’t do. Whilst it’s terribly disappointing to have to postpone the event, we are excited to be able to make the March 5th and 6th event bigger, better, and more exciting than ever. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out at Stromlo Forest Park next March,” says Co-founder, Rob de Castella.
All registered participants will automatically have their entries transferred to the new March date without needing to do anything. Additional options are available under the event’s COVID-19 Policy.
New 12th SRF date: March 5-6, 2022
Save the date 13th SRF: Nov 19-20, 2022
For more information visit www.stromlo.com.au