ORGANISERS of a string of Huddersfield events were forced to cancel due to the terrible weather.
It meant yet another weekend washout for thousands after previous cancellations of events such as Honley Show and Harden Moss sheepdog trials.
Race for Life in Huddersfield and one of Huddersfield's biggest outdoor concerts were just two of the events which have been rained off.
Elland Carnival which was due to be held today at Boxhall playing fields has also been cancelled.
Around 2,600 women were expected to descend on Leeds Road Playing Fields for tomorrow’s Race For Life event, which last year raised £145,000 for Cancer Research UK.
But due to heavy rain the 5k course has been deemed unsuitable and to ensure the safety of all involved both the 10.30am and 2.30pm races have been postponed.
Race for Life spokeswoman Helen Webster told the Examiner: “We did a site visit on Thursday and again Friday morning and it is just too wet and unfit for the event to go ahead.
“As yet we do not have a new date but urge those who were due to take part to check our website in the coming days.
“We hope competitors understand our predicament and are able to participate in the rescheduled event.”
Meanwhile the thirteenth Concert on The Hill will now not go ahead tonight at Laund Hill.
Concert organiser David Roebuck said: “We are so disappointed but the ground is completely awash. It looks like Hollingworth Lake.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. There should have been 1,500 people here today including three parties celebrating birthdays.
"But it would be unsafe for us to go ahead. It would cause all sorts of problems with the site in its present condition and there would be no pleasure for people sitting out in the field to listen to the band and the choirs we have invited.
“It will cost us money and obviously we are disappointed that the charities we support will not benefit.”
Over in Crosland Moor a mini-music festival due to be held at the Sands House has been redirected to an indoor venue.
The event had been organised in memory of Meltham girl Sophie Kirkland who died suddenly in May 2010.
The fundraiser is now going to be held at the Foresters Arms, Park Road West from 8.30pm.
Sophie’s sister Natasha told the Examiner: “The event was arranged to mark Sophie’s 18th birthday and although we can’t go ahead with the outdoor event at The Sands we have now been able to secure a venue for the event to be redirected.
“We will still reschedule the outdoor event next month.”
lA golf day planned to raise hundreds for Overgate Hospice, Elland, had to be cancelled.
l Those with tickets for the Concert on The Hill event which was due to be held at YMCA Rugby Union Club should contact the point of sale, either Laund Hill or Kirklees Information centres, for a refund.