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Pikes Peak Hill Climb moves from June to August because of COVID-19

AUTO: JUN 24 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

OUTSIDE COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 24: Unlimited Division Driver Simone Faggioli in his 2018 Norma M20 SF PKP during the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24, 2018, in Pikes Peak, CO. (Photo by John Mortland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the latest major racing event affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The historic event announced Thursday that its 98th running would be moved from June 28 to Aug. 30 because of the safety of our fans, competitors, partners and volunteers.” A revised schedule will be released on the race’s website.

“We know this race is iconic and tremendously important to the auto racing world and our community, but the safety and health of everyone involved is our top priority,” Pikes Peak International Hill Climb executive director Megan Leatham said in a statement.