Front Runner Events regrettably announce the postponement of the 2020 JCP Swansea Half Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 14th June. Organisers have announced today that the event will now take place on Sunday 1st November 2020.
Race Director, David Martin-Jewell said:
“It is with much disappointment that we must follow suit of all our other races scheduled this year and postpone our third event of 2020. This has been an extremely challenging year for us at Front Runner Events, and we have worked tirelessly to try and give runners a tangible target and goal during these unprecedented times. However, our hope of delivering an event that may have been the first to proceed post-lockdown is no longer an option. During this process we have closely monitored and adhered to the most up-to-date advice and guidance from the UK Government, Public Health Wales and continued on-going communications with our medical team. Therefore, we have concluded that it is no longer an acceptable position for us to stage the event on our planned date and are pleased to announce that we will deliver the race on Sunday 1st November 2020.”
In order to make the necessary arrangements for the new date the team have worked tremendously hard with key stakeholders, the local authority and contractors to ensure that another quality event for Swansea is delivered successfully. All event communications will be ongoing, and updates will be sent out accordingly to runners.
The team know that there will be lots of runners fundraising for the many charities partnered with the race and realise that this is a difficult time for everyone. If you can continue with this, please do so, as they need your help now more than ever.
Front Runner Events would like to thank all event partners with whom there has been constant dialogue, and we are appreciative for their continued support during these difficult times.
We would also like to send our love and appreciation to those who are continuing on the frontline, helping to battle this pandemic and working to keep the country moving. From all of us at Front Runner Events, we salute every single one of you. We are also mindful that there are many people affected by the pandemic and send our thoughts and condolences to anyone directly affected by coronavirus.
We are asking all runners to continue training in line with the governmental guidelines on daily exercise:
- Train close to home
- Exercise once a day
- Always obey social distancing rules
We are looking forward to coming out of the other side of this pandemic and we cannot wait to welcome everyone back to Swansea. That is for another day, for now, stay safe, stay well and stay home.
Runners Options – If you can’t make the new date here are your options:
We’re happy for you to transfer your entry to another runner. There would normally be a fee for transferring your place, but we’ve scrapped this under the circumstances.
To transfer your entry to someone else you can:
- Log on to your Realbuzz Members Hub
- Please click the transfer button
- You’ll need your friend’s email address
You’ll need to transfer your number by midnight on Wednesday 30th Sept 2020 so we have enough time to send out the race packs. By transferring your number, you won’t be able to get a refund.
- Run the race in 2021
We can defer your place to our 2021 race [date TBC]. There’d normally be a fee for deferring your place, but we’ve currently waived this under the circumstances. If you’d like to defer to next year, let us know. The deadline for deferrals is Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 1700.
- Run the race virtually
We would like to offer this option to all of our runners. However, we will only be releasing our virtual platform when it is safe to do so based on government advice. Anyone interested in this option please follow us on social media and check our website regularly for updates. We’ll also send out an email when this option is available so please keep an eye on your inbox.
What do I do?
Everyone who has registered to take part in June will be immediately entered into the new date in November and will not need to do anything.
Due to the team working remotely, we are working through what additional options we can offer or implement to ensure that we offer the same level of service to anyone that may not be able to make the new date. As the race is still planned to proceed this year, we are unable to offer refunds at the present time. However, those who couldn’t make the date in June or would prefer to run in cooler conditions now have the chance to enter and #RunSwansea in November. To REGISTER your place, go to: www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk