The Huff 'N Puff on the Bluff 15K which was slated for 9 a.m. today in Sheffield has been postponed until June 7. Race organizers made this decision Friday as winter storms rolled into the Tennessee Valley and weather forecasters predicted 1-3 inches of snow accumulation.
Organizers said they agonized over the decision but -- in the face of potentially hazardous driving and trail-running conditions -- they concluded it would be better to postpone in advance rather than leaving Huff 'N Puff registrants wondering about the race's status until the last minute on Saturday morning. The new date for the Huff 'N Puff was determined taking into consideration the area race schedule and the availability of the Sheffield Recreation Center facilities.
Sheffield is two counties southwest of where I sit this morning so I don't know what the snow looks like over there, but here's the scene on my street right now, and the snow is still falling:
To Northerners this may not look like much but here in the South this is a significant snowfall.
I'd say the Huff 'N Puff folks made the right choice and I commend them on thinking ahead with the safety of their runners and volunteers in mind.
For more info on the postponed event visit the Huff 'N Puff website.