CAPE ELIZABETH — The Mid Winter Classic 10 Mile race scheduled for Sunday was postponed until later this month.

Sunday’s race was postponed due to safety concerns raised by the Cape Elizabeth Police Department, said Maine Track Club member and assistant race organizer Chandra Guyot. Roads the runners take through the 10-mile course have been narrowed due to growing snow banks, Guyot said. There was concern about having 800 runners on a course open to traffic.

The police department was also concerned there would not be enough time between the storm expected to pass through tonight and the race Sunday morning to clear the roads and high school parking lots, as well as salt and sand the course before the race, Guyot said.

Participants are asked not to show up at the high school Sunday, as they will not be permitted to run the course, Guyot said.

The race has been rescheduled for 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 starting at Cape Elizabeth High School. Packet pickup for the race will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Maine Running Company or on race day. Because the cap of 800 participants has already been reached, there will be no new entries accepted for the rescheduled race.

There are no refunds, but Guyot said if participants are unable to make the rescheduled race date, a transfer of registration to another runner is possible by visiting

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