UPDATE: Latest news from Run For All
23 March 2020
23 March 2020
To you the runner,
It’s a strange time to be managing events and for many, events will be the last thing on your minds given the circumstances.
We are all having to make changes to help combat this aggressive virus. Some changes are easier than others. But over the coming weeks and months each and every one of us will make a sacrifice but without a shadow of a doubt those sacrifices are so worth taking to protect ourselves and those around us.
On Sunday, we would have been standing on the start line in Sheffield for the first Run For All event of the season. Whether you were entered in this event or one of our other postponed events we know you will have put months into training, but don’t worry, that hill on Ecclesall road and that event day finish line will be there waiting for you.
Like many companies, Run For All is having to review its operations and as of tomorrow, we will be down to skeleton staff. Our team are a young, passionate and an incredibly enthusiastic bunch who can’t wait to be back in the office and out in the warehouse prepping for your events.
Since Run For All began in 2007 the ethos has always been the same, to provide a vehicle for individuals and charities to fundraise, whilst providing events that are accessible to all. We know that due to the virus, charities are going to struggle to not only cope with the demand for their services but also to raise the vital funds required to keep them going. Our events for a number of our partners have become an essential fundraising stream which only goes to cement how important it is that we host these events.
Once we overcome this virus, and we will, we want our events to become a true celebration of life. It's not until it's taken away, our freedom to participate, to fundraise or to interact that we realise what’s really important.
Given the outbreak we have been working closely with our delivery partners across our events and the decision has been made that all events that should have taken place in March through to July 2020 will be postponed.
Please see image below for a full break down of events and the new dates.
|Event||Original Date||New Date|
|Sheffield Half Marathon||29th March 2020||27th September 2020|
|Hull Running Festival||19th April 2020||16th August 2020|
|GEAR 10K & Mini GEAR||3rd May 2020||25th October 2020|
|Leeds Half Marathon and Leeds Fun Run||10th May 2020||Postponed - Date TBC|
|Nottingham 10K||31st May 2020||Postponed to 2021 Date TBC|
|Yorkshire Dales Festival||31st May 2020||Postponed - Date TBC|
|Derby Half Marathon and Derby 5 Mile||6th June 2020||Postponed - 2020 Date TBC|
|Lincoln 10K and Lincoln Fun Run||14th June 2020||Postponed - 2020 Date TBC|
|Burnley 10K||27th June 2020||Postponed to 2021-Date TBC|
|Leeds 10K||5th July 2020||Under review|
|York 10K and York Fun Run||2nd August 2020||Under review|
|Leicester 10K||9th August 2020||Postponed to 2021-Date TBC|
At this stage, we haven’t been able to confirm new dates with all partners but we are working hard to achieve this.
All entrants of the events listed above will be receiving an email by the 3rd April for you to confirm whether you can make the new event date. If the event has been postponed to later in 2020 you will be given the option to defer to 2021 instead if you wish. With all events, you will also be given the option to donate your entry fee to the events official partner charities.
At this stage, we would ask that you please don’t send any emails or messages to us until you have received your individual event email. Due to the number of events being postponed and us needing to move to skeleton staff we simply won’t be able to answer any individual queries.
Please wait till you have received your event email to make your selection.
There will be another event day, you will achieve another PB, you will smash that fundraising goal but for now let’s look after one another, share event memories and look forward to showing off those finisher’s medals.
Please look after yourselves and your family and stay safe.
The Run For All Team