The Empire State Carrying Championship originally slated for 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 30th at Ventosa Vineyards in Geneva, has been cancelled. The event will not be re-scheduled.
The event was to be webcast live on FingerLakes1.TV and benefit the Beverly Animal Shelter.
Update at 6:22 pm on 6/29/13:
From a press release issued in Saturday afternoon by race organizers:
“We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the Empire State Carrying Championship,” Race Director Jen Stanton said. “Our plans are fluid at this time and we are unsure when or whether the event will be rescheduled. We are grateful for the many hours so many volunteers have devoted to make the Carrying Championship the fun family event it was planned to be. We are especially grateful to our sponsors who worked with us. The committee regrets any inconvenience this announcement has caused.”
The party after the competition, featuring music by the Dirty Birds and dinner by Ventosa Vineyards, also is cancelled, according to Stanton.