D.C. Triathlon Canceled After Permit Denied

WASHINGTON (AP) — A triathlon scheduled for the nation’s capital in June has been canceled after the National Park Service denied race organizers a permit to use the National Mall.

This would have been the third year of the Washington D.C. Triathlon. The park service typically does not allow races to be
run on the Mall in June, the busiest month of the year for visitors, but had made exceptions the past two years.

Park service superintendent Bob Vogel said in a statement Thursday that the exception couldn’t be granted this year, in part
because the race would have impeded access to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

The race announced the cancellation on its website. Registration fees can be refunded or transferred through March 28.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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