“This has all happened looking at the weather this past weekend and Monday,” Natalie Springfield, a LakePoint representative with Smartegies, said. “[March 15 is] a date that looked good on the race calendar here in Georgia and would work with the schedule of our sponsors.”
The run’s website, www.wineandchocolatehalf.com, has been updated with new details reflecting the March 15 rescheduling. Registration has reopened for the 5-kilometer, 10K and half-marathon runs. Packet pickup is scheduled to begin March 14 at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. at LakePoint offices at 755 Highway 293, Emerson.
For those who have already registered for the event, details will be sent to them by Feb. 24, according to the statement.
Springfield said the previously planned events, including a wine and chocolate tasting and block party, would still be part of the rescheduled run. However, she said it was disappointing to have to postpone.
“The safety of our runners, our sponsors and our volunteers, again, is our first priority. It is a little disappointing. This race was an all-women’s race around educating people on heart disease. So obviously February is heart month, so March is not,” Springfield said. “So we’re still going to follow through with the American Heart Association and have that whole mission behind the race. But it does change things when it’s not in the month that is the celebration of heart month.”
For more information on the Wine and Chocolate Run, visit www.wineandchocolatehalf.com.