THE Muddy Fun Run has been cancelled following the introduction of a hosepipe ban.
The Lions Club of Jersey said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to run the popular event, which relies on a ‘plentiful supply of water’ to keep the course trails and obstacles wet.
A hosepipe ban came into force last week and Jersey Water has encouraged Islanders to restrict the amount of water they use due to recent dry conditions that have resulted in reduced levels in the Island’s reservoirs.
Organisers had hoped to follow the success of last year’s event with another on 24 September in La Commune, St Saviour.
Announcing the decision, Lions Muddy Fun Run organiser Chris Palmer said: ‘We already have many intending participants who will undoubtedly be disappointed.
‘Although the event is almost a month away, the Lions directors felt it far better to announce the cancellation now.
‘To have been promoting the event with the restrictions on water usage affecting so many people would have been very incongruous.’
It is hoped that the Muddy Fun Run, which attracted more than 500 participants last year, will return in 2023.
To find out more, visit the Lions Club of Jersey Facebook page, or their website: lionsclubofjersey.co.uk.