We are so sorry to inform you of the cancellation of one of our favorite Pinecrest Community Events - the annual Paladin Pacer, a 5K Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. This is yet another difficult decision and disappointment this school year because of the pandemic.
Our philosophy continues to be: hold as many of our events and traditional activities as possible, by adding health and safety measures, before changing or canceling. Unfortunately, in order to hold this race, we have to have a permit from the Forsyth County Commissioners office.
We have learned that all January 5K run permits were pulled, and the race that is scheduled for the weekend before our race was also pulled, forcing them to either cancel or create a virtual event.
The Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run was always intended to be held on our campus as a community event. Rather than continue to promote it and have to cancel after more hard work and many registrations are received, we are canceling now, knowing that a virtual Paladin Pacer would not fulfill our intention to serve our community of offering a live, in-person race, starting and ending on our campus.
Your understanding is appreciated. We have every intention to hold this race next February. We look forward to a pandemic-free Paladin Pacer in 2022!