27 March 2020

As everyone is well aware, the COVID-19 outbreak means serious disruption across every part of our lives. As things stand, many of our events are affected and may not be able to take place as planned.

We would like to advise you that the Great Manchester Run, which was scheduled for 24 May and the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run, which was scheduled for 23 May can no longer take place as planned.  This is based on advice that to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) events of this type should be postponed.

We are happy to say that we have secured a new date the Great Manchester Run will now go ahead on 6 September. The Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run will be rescheduled to the same weekend on either 5 or 6 September, with the exact date and time still to be decided.

We understand the commitment and dedication you make when you enter one of our events and we would not take any decision to cancel or postpone lightly. We love delivering our events and we work hard to make sure our participants can enjoy them in a safe and happy environment.

All entries will be transferred to the new date and entrants will receive an email with full details.

If you are unable to participate on the new date we will offer a refund of your entry fee, less an admin fee of £5.

We hope you will not be too disappointed at waiting a little longer and we look forward to seeing you on the start line in September.

Thank you for your patience and continued support at this challenging time.

 

Other events which have been affected include:

Ultra North  - cancelled > for more information visit UltraNorth.co.uk 

Great Bristol 10k and Family Run - cancelled > for more information visit GreatRun.org/GreatBristol10k

Great Birmingham 10k and Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run – cancelled > for more information visit GreatRun.org/GreatBirmingham10k

 

27 March 2020

We are sorry to announce that the COVID-19 outbreak means we need to cancel the Great Birmingham 10k and the Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run.
 
We know this may be disappointing news, because it is for us too, but there's no option to stage the event as planned or later in the year. We will process a refund of entry fees though we have to deduct a £5 admin charge. You don't need to do anything, the money will be credited to the debit or card you paid for your entry on. 

We understand the commitment and dedication you make when you enter one of our events and we would not take any decision to cancel or postpone lightly. We love delivering our events and we work hard to make sure our participants can enjoy them in a safe and happy environment. We are disappointed that the  Great Birmingham 10k and the Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run will not go ahead, but your safety is our number one priority.

Many of you taking on the challenge would have been doing it for charity; at this time charity donations are probably more important than ever before. Those who are signed up to run the Great Birmingham 10k will still have the opportunity to claim their medal. Provided Government advice continues that we are able to exercise outside, all runners have to do is log a run of the same distance (10k) between now and the weekend of the event (Sunday 31st May) and submit that to receive their medal in the post. Instructions confirming the medal process will be emailed to them.

We're back in Birmingham staging the Great Birmingham Run on 11 October, which is a half marathon. We'd love you to take part in the autumn, so carry on training, up the distance, and set yourself a target for later in the year. Click here for more details.

Thank you for your patience and continued support at this challenging time

Other events which have been affected include:

Ultra North  - cancelled > for more information visit UltraNorth.co.uk 

Great Bristol 10k and Family Run - cancelled > for more information visit GreatRun.org/GreatBristol10k

25 March 2020

As everyone is well aware, the COVID-19 outbreak means serious disruption across every part of our lives. As things stand, many of our events are affected and may not be able to take place as planned.

We are sorry to announce that the COVID-19 outbreak means we need to cancel the Great Bristol 10k and the Great Bristol Family Run.
 
We're back in Bristol staging the Great Bristol Run on 27 September, which is a half marathon. We'd love you to take part in the autumn, so carry on training, up the distance, and set yourself a target for later in the year. Click here for more details.

Thank you for your patience and continued support at this challenging time

 

Other events which have been affected include:

Ultra North  - cancelled > for more information visit UltraNorth.co.uk 

 

17 MARCH 2020

We are closely monitoring the developments with COVID-19 and will continue to take the advice of the UK government around the staging of large public events. 

At present it is highly likely that there will be disruption to our events. However, we want to wait a short period to confirm what happens next. We're working out some details around the events, and we will make further announcements very soon. 

We understand the commitment and dedication you make when you enter one of our events and we would not take any decision to cancel or postpone lightly. We love delivering our events and we work hard to make sure our participants can enjoy them in a safe and happy environment. 

In the meantime we want to reassure you all that we are keeping in close contact with Public Health England. If circumstances dictate that we must cancel any of our events everyone who had entered would be entitled to a refund. 

STATEMENT FROM 14 MARCH 2020

At present all of our events are scheduled to go ahead as planned, but we will assess over the coming weeks and update participants as a priority if anything changes.

If we receive information from the government or our health partners that affects any of our events we will inform entrants and partners as soon as possible.

In the meantime we want to reassure you all that we are keeping in close contact with Public Health England. If circumstances dictate that we must cancel any of our events everyone who had entered would be entitled to a refund.