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Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Canceled due to Coronavirus Concerns, officials say

Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:45:42-04

TULSA — Officials with Saint Francis Tulsa Tough say the event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was originally scheduled for June 12-14 2020.

Officials say that the organizers looked at the option for rescheduling later in the year, but decided that canceling the event was the better choice.

Officials say that there were several factors that led to the cancellation of the event:

  • Necessary permits for Saint Francis Tulsa Tough are on pause right now with no guarantee that they will be granted in time for the event.
  • Some critical vendors are unable to commit the resources necessary to produce the event.
  • Healthcare providers are working beyond their capacity, and there is no guarantee they would be available to provide medical services key to ensuring the safety of participants and spectators.
  • The medical community needs a chance to get this virus under control so we can all feel safe coming together and enjoying the top-tier experience that people have come to expect from Saint Francis Tulsa Tough.

The current registrations will be automatically deferred, officials say, to the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough on June 11-13, 2021. If anyone would like to request a refund, they may do so, officials say.

Executive Director Malcolm McCollam explained, “As the world is in the process of healing from the devastating blow of COVID-19, we believe that hitting the pause button on Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is the only responsible choice. We will be working hard to make sure the 15th Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is worth the wait and hope to see everyone back in 2021.”

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