UKA and England Athletics announced an update that there will be a further extension of the current suspension of athletics competition until at least 30 June 2020. Such athletics competition includes Trail Races and in accordance with this, the Trail Running Association will not be issuing any permits for events that fall within this suspension period.
This unfortunately means that the 2020 Giants Head Marathon event weekend will be cancelled.
Over the years we have built a very friendly relationship with the village of Sydling. We wanted to make sure that we were doing the right thing by cancelling. Sydling welcomes us all in as villagers for a couple of days and the population of the village trebles for the weekend.
In times like this, even with potential easing of movement restrictions over the coming weeks, the village and WSR felt best not to move the races to another time of the year but to sadly cancel 2020 races.
There is good news…..However we have set the date for 2021 which will be Saturday 26th June and we will automatically move your entry into these races.
We are ever hopeful that guidance and practical measures will start emerging to enable events to take place in the summer and will continue to monitor the situation regularly and provide updates on our events calendar for the year.
The UKA & England Athletics statements can be found on the links below.
Our previous race update can be seen here https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/race-update/
Stay safe see you soon
Andy and the team