LATEST NEWS - Event postponments
17 March 2020
17 March 2020
Following the UK Governments announcement advising the public to stop non-essential contact and all non-essential travel and after consultation with both Sheffield City Council and Hull City Council we can confirm both the Sheffield Half and Hull Running Festival have now been postponed.
The Sheffield Half Marathon which was due to take place on Sunday 29th March and the Hull Running Festival on Sunday 19th April will both now take place in August and September.
Understandably there will be a lot of disappointed runners but the safety of you the runners and the public must come first.
We will be in touch shortly with all entrants directly to advise you of your options. The Sheffield Half will now be staged on Sunday 27th September alongside the Sheffield 10K and the Hull Running Festival will be on Sunday 16th August. Should current entrants not be able to make these dates, they will be offered the opportunity to transfer to different events. Further details will be sent to entrants direct in the coming week.
Whilst we all enter a time of uncertainty both personally and professionally can we ask that we all remember why these events take place in the first place. We are very proud of our community and not only the monies you continue to raise for charity but the support you offer one another on the build up and on the day itself.
Our team like you have spent hours, weeks and months preparing for these events and are as disappointed as you that we can’t deliver the events as originally planned.
We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure you have the best race day experience possible on the 16th August and 27th September and will update you both on social and via email with any updates available.
Whilst we appreciate some will be frustrated by the news and the rescheduling of many events this year, can we ask that we all remember to be kind to one another.
Thank you for your continued support and here’s to seeing you on the start line very soon.