Buxton Carnival road race cancelled

THE Buxton Carnival five mile road race, due to take place before tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) procession, has been cancelled.

A statement on the website of organisers Buxton Athletics Club said: “This year’s race has been cancelled.

“It is with great regret I have to inform you that the race has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances which are outside our control.

“Runners who have entered the race will have their entry fee returned. No cheques have been cashed. The Cheques will be cut up or returned to the sender. Please let us know, via email, what you would prefer.”

The race was due to start at 1.50pm from Wye Street.

The carnival procession will start at 2pm, taking its usual route along Station Road, Spring Gardens, The Quadrant, St John’s Road, Burlington Road, West Road, High Street, Market Place, Terrace Road and the Crescent.