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2013 Catalina Grand Prix Cancelled

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Monday, September 16, 2013
City of Avalon

AVALON, Calif. – Due to unforeseen difficulty in obtaining requisite governmental permits and agency/organization approvals, the City of Avalon has reluctantly determined that it must cancel its plans for the 2013 Catalina Island Grand Prix.

However, the City of Avalon remains enthusiastically committed to bringing the Grand Prix back to the community, and will continue with the planning process for a series of future Grand Prix events proposed over a five-year period.

The City looks forward to working with the state and federal permitting agencies, the Santa Island Company and the Catalina Conservancy in this endeavor.

Ben Harvey
City of Avalon
City Manager

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City of Avalon

Avalon is situated on the easterly portion of Catalina Island, 22 miles south/southwest of the Los Angeles Harbor breakwater. Avalon is a little over 2 2/3 square miles in size. The island itself is 76 square miles in area, 85% of which is in a conservancy area to be maintained in its natural state in perpetuity. The picturesque and leisurely seaport village of Avalon has a permanent population of around 3,500, with an annual visitor count of close to one million. The Island’s primary industry is tourism. 401 Avalon Canyon Road - (310) 510-0220

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