RACE DIRECTOR NEWS – Event cancellation due to Covid-19.

With the support of the Shepparton Runners Club committee, the Shepparton Running Festival event management team made the devastating decision today, Friday August 20th, to cancel this weekend’s event. This decision was based on the health and safety of Shepparton and regional Victorian residents and communities.

We are currently in a watch and wait position to understand the extent of any restrictions, that may apply due to the current Covid-19 outbreak in Shepparton.

We are considering several scenarios and the event management team will meet again with the Shepparton Runners Club committee on Monday evening to formalise any imminent decisions for the 2021 Shepparton Running Festival.

We will communicate the next steps via our website news following this meeting.

As runners ourselves we understand that many of you have trained for months, and we are absolutely gutted for you.  It was the passion, enthusiasm and commitment from our entrants, sponsors, stakeholders, volunteers, and our recovering business community, that was driving us to stage a CovidSafe event.

We were so excited and were so close, but we learnt today that there is still so much uncertainty.


Steve Ayton, Race Director