This year's Linlithgow 10k and Fun Run scheduled for Sunday, September 25 has been cancelled. The popular autumn event has been called off because West Lothian Council has not issued a permit for the race and were not likely to grant approval for the race until the middle of August even though the application had been submitted and was acknowledged in January.
There were additional difficulties surrounding the 10K as the police report included a recommendation that more roads should be closed for the event causing a significant increase in costs to the organisers at Linlithgow AC.
A club official told scottishrunningguide.com: "As the club does not have a permit in place for the event, we have had to make the very reluctant decision to cancel the race. The club make this decision after holding back its own timeframe for the issue of entry forms by several weeks in an endeavour to resolve the problems but feel that the commitment to the event by West Lothian Council and the police make this decision inevitable and very regrettable.
"We would like to thank all the runners, spectators and helpers who have supported our event over the last 19 years. In this, its 20th race, it is with regret that this decision has had to be taken. The athletic club will review its position for future events based on its commitment to the event but also that of others, who play a major role in making the Linlithgow 10k and any other sporting event a success. Without their commitment no event will or can take place."