And another one bites the dust. This time it’s the Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day weekend tradition the Rich & Bennett’s Pub Crawl.
The crawl which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year issued the following statement this afternoon.
Coronavirus Update (3/12/20):
Following the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 situation, our team has made the decision to reschedule this year’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. We have concluded that hosting this year’s event at this time poses an undeniable risk to the public and we’re not willing to take that risk.
We appreciate the community’s patience while we have held ongoing discussions with our partners, sponsors, vendors, health officials and CMPD regarding this difficult decision. This is certainly a first for our team and has been an emotional ride.
At this time, Rich & Bennett’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl will be rescheduled for June 27. Tonight and tomorrow’s prepay events at Whisky River are postponed and we will announce those rescheduled dates in the coming weeks. If you are unable to join us on June 27 and would like a refund, please email email@example.com by 5:00pm on Friday, March 13. Please be patient with us as we work through numerous requests and messages.
We will continue to post updates to our website and social media channels in light of this developing situation. Thank you again to our crawlers, vendors, partners, charities, family and friends for your support ahead of this year’s planned event. Twenty years ago, we set out to have a good time with friends. We never expected to face such a grueling decision. We have always put safety first when planning this event and this year is no exception. We look forward to crawling with you in the future!
Nothing like celebrating St Patty’s Day in June, do we still get the green beer?