Minamiechizen Town, an Effect of the Novel Coronavirus
In the midst of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a decision was made to suspend the “16th Hanahasu Early Morning Marathon” (jointly sponsored by Fukui Prefecture’s Minamiechizen Town, the Minamiechizen Town Board of Education, the Minamiechizen Town Sports Association, and Fukui Shimbun), which was scheduled for July 5th. Minamiechizen Town made the announcement on March 31st.
This has been the second time the marathon was suspended, with the first being in 2018, due to the effects of a heat wave. This year, entrant applications were intended to being during the last part of April.