** EVENT CANCELLED **
In view of the uncertainty surrounding the corona virus pandemic, Worksop Harriers have decided to cancel this year’s Worksop Halloween Half Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, 25th October, 2020.
The Half Marathon committee feel strongly that the health and safety of runners, volunteers, supporters and all of our associated friends and families, should not be put at risk by holding such a large event at this time. In addition, with local ‘lockdowns’ starting to become the norm, there is also the financial implication of awarding costly contracts without receiving the necessary revenue to pay for them. The committee has delayed making this decision as long as possible in the hope that conditions would improve to allow the event to proceed, but there are still far too many uncertainties and risks to permit any other conclusion.
Clearly we are disappointed that our well supported event will not take place in 2020 but rest assured, it is our intention to plan for the next Worksop Halloween Half Marathon in the coming months. This will take place on Sunday, 31st October, 2021, taking on board all of the necessary guidelines and information that is likely to be generated by that time.
For those of you who have already entered this year (including those deferred from 2019), two options are currently available:
- Simply defer your entry until next year (this could be a cost effective option as entry fees for future races are likely to increase, following the national impact of the corona virus)
- Retain your entry and transfer it to another runner, next year, if you are unable to take part in 2021 (no additional costs will be incurred in doing this and the new entrant can pay you your original entry fee directly)
All current entrants will also be contacted directly by our Entries Secretary within the next few days with further details regarding these options.
We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time and hope to see you next year.
The Worksop Half Marathon Team