Morton Games cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

The 2020 edition of Morton Games has regrettably been postponed until 2021. Morton Games was scheduled to take place in the Morton Stadium, Santry on Friday July 10th, however the organising committees has taken the difficult decision to hold off on this year’s events in the light of the current uncertainties surrounding the Covid – 19 pandemic.

The Meet Director of Morton Games, Noel Guiden said: “We felt it important to make an early decision in the interest of our stakeholders, sponsors, volunteers and most importantly our Morton Games athletes. Of course, the health of all is of paramount importance and on that front there can be no compromise”.

With the Cork City Sports (July 7th) also cancelled Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams has supported the decisions to postpone both events given the current changing situation. He said: “Athletics Ireland have long been supporters of both the Cork City Sports and the Morton Games, and we see both events as real highlights on the athletics calendar. The news will come as a disappointment, but we are in no doubt that the correct decisions have been made and we look forward to even bigger and better events with the BAM Cork City Sports and Morton Games returning in 2021”.

The Meet Director and his team at Morton Games would like to extend our best wishes to all athletes, coaches, fans and their families over the coming weeks and months in what has been and continues to be a difficult time for all.

Clonliffe Harriers/Morton Games is actively looking at the calendar for 2021. The expectation is that Morton Games will likely be held on Friday July 11th, 2021. This of course is subject to finalisation by European Athletics of the international calendar for 2021. Further details of the date of the 2021 Morton Games will be provided in due course.

The 2021 Morton Games will feature all the usual top class international events with top international athletes and Ireland’s best athletes in the lead up to the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games and will feature the most famous race in Irish athletics – the Morton Mile along with a full range of supporting races including the Albie Thomas 5000, Loki Sports Men’s 400, Dublin Marathon Women’s 800, Decathlon Women’s 1500 and Athletics Leinster Women’s 100 plus many, many more.