COVID-19 Event Info

We’re all dealing with some unexpected challenges to the way we live at the moment but we’re still working hard to bring you a brilliant event. We’re pulling out all the stops to make it a fantastic day, while doing everything we can to keep you safe. 

We understand that there may be uncertainty over what is and isn’t going to be possible this year, but we want to give you the confidence to book your place knowing exactly what will happen if we cant deliver the event as planned or if you are personally affected by the pandemic.  

Please take the time to read the below which we hope will answer most of your questions. However, as the guidance is subject to change, make sure you monitor the website, check your emails and follow our latest communications and instructions right up until event day.  

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event. 


Is it safe? 

Your event will be taking place following all relevant regulations and guidance, and with the approval of all of our stakeholders, to ensure we deliver a Covid secure experience.

We will continue to liaise and plan right up until the event and will be introducing a number of additional measures to ensure the event can go ahead in a safe way for runners and the local community 

What we’re asking you to do  

Please make sure that you train properly for the event, to give yourself the best chance of enjoying the day. We ask that you take the time to understand and follow all our new instructions and please DO NOT  attend the event if: 

  1. 1. If you have any signs or symptoms of Covid -19 in the past 10 days 
  2. 2. You have had a fever of equal or more than 38 degrees Celsius 
  3. 3. If you have been in contact with anyone who has been sick or has symptomatic in the last 10 days 
  4. 4. Make sure you do not travel to an international destination with ongoing Covid -19 transmission 10 days prior to the event day.    

**If you are in any doubt, please consult 111** 

What will it be like on the day? 

 Arrival on site 

  • Plan your journey in advance, but please do not arrive more than 30 minutes  before your scheduled start time 
  • Make sure you have the NHS Track and Trace app on your phone and check into the event using the QR code on your race number once you arrive
  • Bring a face covering to wear before and after the race, bring hand sanitiser 

Run ready 

  • Read, check and read again our preevent emails and communications for last minute advice and instruction.  

Run smart 

  • Be considerate, taking part this year might not be about your P.B. As a running community we need to be aware and personally responsible when we run, so we can all enjoy the event while staying safe.  

Run safe 

  • Maintain social distancing, look out for and adhere to all signage on course, at the start and finish   
  • Please use the multiple hand sanitiser stations around the site and when you see them 
  • Please use private transport where possible. 

Can I bring my friends and family? 

  •  There is likely to be restrictions around spectators at the event, please check your pre-race emails and our websites for details closer to the time. 


What happens if I get a positive test in the lead up to the event?
If you get a positive test result in the 10 days prior to the event you must follow government advice on isolating at home, if you tested positive more than ten days before the event and are still experiencing symptoms you must follow government guidelines and continue isolating at home. We will roll your place over to the 2022 staging of the event if you send evidence of a positive test result to 

What happens if I get notified a contact has tested positive and I need to isolate in the ten days prior to the event? 
If you are notified a contact has tested positive in the 10 days before the event you must follow government advice on isolating at home. We will roll your place over to the 2022 staging of the event if you send evidence of the request to isolate to 

What happens if COVID-19 related restrictions are applied to my area before the event?
You must follow government advice and stay at home if your area is put under heightened restrictions. If you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions your entry will be rolled over into 2022. Please contact us on If this applies to you.  

What happens if COVID-19 related restrictions are applied to the area the event is in before the event takes place? 
We must follow government advice if the area is put under heighted restrictions. If this prevents us from staging the 2021 event as planned, all entries will be automatically transferred into the next staging of the event. 

What happens if the country goes into national lockdown before the event? 
If the ongoing national restrictions prevent us from staging the 2021 event as planned, all entries will be automatically transferred into the next staging of the event. 

 Do I need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to take part?
You do not need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to take part.  

If you have any questions, please see our race FAQ’S here, and for any other queries, please contact 

 A full copy of our Terms and conditions is available here and our Withdrawal and cancellation policy is available here. 

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