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Rogue Marathon moved back due to air quality

Rogue Marathon moved back due to air quality

The Providence Rogue Marathon series of runs has been rescheduled for Oct. 13 because of poor air quality in the region.

The races, which also include a half marathon, 10K and kids fun run, were scheduled for Sept. 15.

Sourwood Running will contact registered participants, rolling over the entry fee for those who are able to make the change and refunding the fee in full to those who can’t.

“We regret any inconvenience to participants, but the smoky conditions are unsafe for

physical exertion and training, and the safety and health of runners is our top priority,” race director Jim Brendle said in a release.

The October date will be used in the future, he added, in hopes of avoiding cancellations.

The race courses will not be changed, and the marathon will continue to serve as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

The marathon starts in Ashland and continues on the Bear Creek Greenway, ending at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

To register for any of the runs, visit therogueruns.com.

For more information, email Brendle at jim@smokymountainrelay.com.