Patriot Running Festival canceled

Patriot Running Festival in June cancelled

Due to ongoing construction at Zable Stadium on the College of William and Mary's campus and insufficient sponsorship, the 2016 Patriot Running Festival (Run For The Dream) is canceled.

Race organizers said they will take this year to find new sponsorship and hope to return in 2017.

Runners who deferred registration to the 2016 event will be contacted individually with options for their race entry, race officials said. 

"We want to thank you for your patience as we've worked hard to resolve the needs of the event. Unfortunately, we're out of time to proceed with the event this year," organizers said in a news release. 

If you're a local runner in the Hampton Roads area, race organizers suggest the Chick-fil-A 5K/10K event, scheduled Memorial Day weekend in Newport News. For more information on the race, go to:

Race organizers thanked runners and volunteers who have made the first 5 years of this event joyful.

They also thanked the city of Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary for their cooperation with the event.

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