KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Running Club did everything it could to host the Calamity Triathlon this year — postponing the event twice because of inclement weather and novel coronavirus cases within the community.
But as it turned out the third time wasn’t the charm.
KRC announced the formal cancellation of the Calamity Triathlon, which had been rescheduled for Saturday, due to a special weather alert in Ketchikan this weekend.
With wind and rain in the forecast, the KRC opted to err on the side of caution and call off the three-part event, which includes kayaking, biking and running.
“We will regroup next summer,” the KRC said in a press release.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, the KRC postponed the event another week — until Sept. 4 — because of inclement weather that had forecast for the final weekend of August.
The continuous rise of COVID-19 cases the first week of September postponed the event a second week — until this Saturday — but inclement weather forced the KRC’s hand once again.
It is the second straight year the KRC has not been able to host the Calamity Triahlon. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The triahlon is co-sponsored by KRC, Ketchikan Gateway Borough Parks and Recreation and Alaska State Parks. For further information, visit Parks and Recreation.