Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2020

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Mass Participation Events – Coronavirus update

Many upcoming mass participation fundraising events including the Virgin Money London Marathon, Brighton Marathon and London Landmarks Half Marathon were postponed over the weekend of March, 14 and 15. We at CLIC Sargent have many participants taking part in these events who are keen to continue to fundraise for us, and we have been in touch with those supporters to advise and work out the best options for them.

For the latest postponement and cancellations of events, see below:

Running Events
London Landmarks Half Marathon – 29/03/20 – postponed, date tbc
Manchester Marathon – 05/04/20 – postponed, date tbc
Brighton Marathon – 19/04/20 – postponed to 20/09/20
London Marathon – 26/04/20 – postponed to 04/10/20
Great Bristol 10k – 03/05/20 – unaffected at present
Great Manchester Run – 24/05/20 – unaffected at present
Great North Run – 13/09/20 – unaffected at present
Berlin Marathon – 27/09/20 – unaffected at present
Great Bristol Half Marathon – 27/09/20 – unaffected at present
Great Scottish Run – 04/10/20 – unaffected at present
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 11/10/20 – unaffected at present

Cycling Events
Cambridge Cycle – 03/05/20 – unaffected at present
Velo Birmingham – 21/06/20 – unaffected at present
London to Southend Cycle – 19/07/20 – unaffected at present
London to Cambridge Cycle – 26/07/20 – unaffected at present
RideLondon – 16/08/20 – unaffected at present
Paul’s House to Paris – 06/09/20 – unaffected at present
Deloitte Ride Across Britain – 13/09/20 – unaffected at present
London to Brighton Cycle – 13/09/20 – unaffected at present

UK Trekking Events
Three Peaks – May to October – April/May events postponed, others unaffected at present
Three Peaks – May to October – April/May events postponed, others unaffected at present
Yorkshire Three Peaks – April to October – April/May events postponed, others unaffected at present
Kiltwalk Glasgow – 26/04/20 – postponed, new date tbc
Kiltwalk Aberdeen – 07/06/20 – postponed, new date tbc
Snowdon at Night – 08/08/20 – unaffected at present
Kiltwalk Dundee – 16/08/20 – unaffected at present
Kiltwalk Edinburgh – 13/09/20 – unaffected at present
TrekFest The Beacons – 19/09/20 – unaffected at present

Ultra Challenge Series
Easter 50 – 11/04/20 – Cancelled
Isle of Wight – 02/05/20 – postponed to 05/09/20
Jurassic Coast – 16/05/20 – postponed to 19/09/20
London to Brighton – 23/05/20 – unaffected at present
Lake District – 13/06/20 – unaffected at present
Cotswold Way – 27/06/20 – unaffected at present
Peak District – 11/07/20 – unaffected at present
South West Coast to Coast – 25/07/20 – unaffected at present
South Coast – 29/08/20 – unaffected at present
Thames Path – 12/09/20 – unaffected at present
Thames Bridges – 12/09/20 – unaffected at present
Chiltern 50 – 26/09/20 – unaffected at present

Skydives
Airfields suspending activity for a minimum of 3 weeks. To check when a specific airfield is scheduled to reopen check the Skyline website: http://www.skylineparachuting.co.uk/coronavirus-update.aspx
CCAM Skydive – 26/09/20 & 27/09/20 – unaffected at present

Overseas Challenges
Promotion of 2020 events has been paused and no new bookings are being taken. All 2020 bookings will be reviewed on a case by case scenario.

Tough Mudder Events
London West – 09/05/20 & 10/05/20 – postponed to 19/09/20 & 20/09/20
Midlands – 13/06/20 & 14/06/20 – postponed to 22/08/20 & 23/08/20
Scotland – 04/07/20 & 05/07/20 – postponed to 03/10/20 & 04/10/20
Yorkshire – 01/08/20 & 02/08/20 – unaffected at present
South West – 15/08/20 & 16/08/20 – unaffected at present
North West – 05/09/20 & 06/09/20 – unaffected at present
London South – 19/09/20 & 20/09/20 – unaffected at present

Rough Runner Events
London South – 17/04/20 to 19/04/20 – postponed, new date tbc
Oxford – 22/05/20 to 24/05/20 – postponed, new date tbc
Salford Quays – 20/06/20 & 21/06/20 – unaffected at present
Birmingham – 10/07/20 to 12/07/20 – unaffected at present
London North – 05/09/20 & 06/09/20 – unaffected at present
London West – 02/10/20 to 04/10/20 – unaffected at present

Bath Half Marathon did take place on Sunday, March 15. Some runners chose not to run at the official event, either opting not to take part in the event or to run virtual half marathon. CLIC Sargent supports all runners with their personal decision and have been in touch to discuss next steps with any runners that chose not to take part.

As this is such unprecedented circumstances there are some questions that we might not have the answers too right now and the Sports & Challenges Team are working hard behind the scenes to communicate to supporters and update them on their options. We are working closely with the event organisers for each of the races.

We recognise all of the incredible efforts that Team Young Lives have put in to their training and fundraising, and we are also very sad and share their disappointment. However we understand organisers’ decision to postpone. This is an upsetting and unsettling time for our participants – and we’ll do everything we can to support them and get through this together.

We are continuing to monitor the situation regarding our other events and will be in touch with supporters with any updates surrounding their events.

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