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Bay Trail Fun Run canceled due to crisis at hospitals

| September 30, 2021 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — The Bay Trail Fun Run, scheduled for Oct. 3, has been canceled, the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail announced recently on Facebook.

The Friends released the following statement to explain the decision: “In the midst of a crisis at our hospitals, and in response to a call to avoid high risk activities, we must acknowledge that an organized run along an unpaved and uneven trail with hundreds of people could potentially (however unlikely) result in an incident or viral transmission that could cause harm to individuals and further burden our health care system.

So, in support of our overworked health care workers who are operating under crisis standards of care, we feel compelled to once again cancel this event for the second year in a row. This was not an easy decision and we are incredibly grateful for the support of our event sponsors and others for their understanding.

As we navigate this pandemic, we are reminded that outdoor activity is a great way to support your mental and physical health. Yet we have decided to play it safe while our hospitals are struggling to provide care for the sick and injured.”

Information about the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail can be found on