The Tasmanian Running Festival, incorporating the annual Launceston Ten event, has been postponed for 2019, with the hopes of recommencing the experience next year.
The unfortunate decision for the running community has come off the back of not being able to secure the relevant financial support to make the event viable for the organisers, with the TRF team saying the event wouldn't be of the same standard if it was to go ahead.
Last year's festival boasted over 1600 entries across three distances (2km, 5km, 10km) with Commonwealth half-marathon champion Jack Rayner completing the 10km event in a record time of 28:31.
Billed as Australia's fastest 10-kilometre run, the Launceston Ten has been run since 2007.
It evolved from its original stand-alone event along the East Tamar Highway, to the Tasmanian Running Festival through the city streets of Launceston and ending at City Park.