Fairhaven Father’s Day Road Race Canceled for 2021
Some tough but expected news coming out of Fairhaven yesterday. The organizers of the Fairhaven Father's Day Road Race have made the difficult decision to cancel the popular event for the second year in a row.
Organizers of the race posted the news up on their Facebook page on Sunday afternoon:
"We are sad to announce that due to the uncertainty of how the pandemic will continue to progress in the coming months and which regulations will be in place, we will not be holding the Father’s Day Road Race in 2021. We do plan to continue the racing tradition once it is safe. We value all of our sponsors and supporters who have helped make this a fun and amazing event. Stay tuned!" – Fairhaven Road Race Facebook
As sad as it is to think about how families will be missing out yet again on the fun of running together in honor of dads all across the SouthCoast, it is hard to imagine that the world will be in a place where such an event will be able to take place in June.
Even if we are able to accomplish President Biden's goal of every American having access to a vaccine by the end of May, unfortunately, they wouldn't be fully protected from both doses by Father's Day.
The race is a tradition that dates back to the early 1970s. Last year would have been the 46th annual race, but years later Fairhaven is still stuck at 45. They'll try again next June.