Victorian coastal town’s annual Pier to Pub Swim and run to be made virtual due to COVID-19
Lorne Surf Life Saving Club’s well-known annual swimming and running events have been converted to virtual events due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Race Director John Takac said the “difficult decision” had been made “out of an abundance of caution” and because COVID-19 had impacted volunteers involved and the community of Lorne, which is located on the Great Ocean Road.
“With case numbers across our volunteers rising in line with the broader community, we feel we will not be able to properly support the event to maintain safe conditions for all,” he said.
“We are seeing an increase in cases in Lorne at the moment, and this is having a significant impact on the local health system, traders and the wider community.”
The 2022 Powercor Pier to Pub Swim and Powercor Mountain to Surf Run will be run online throughout the whole of January.