Salisbury 10 mile 2020 will NOT be taking place on Sunday 29th March 2020. This decision has been made following lengthy discussions with England Athletics and advice from the UK government regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have waited as long as we can in order to see how the situation would develop, with the hope that the race could be held safely and not impact the volunteers, runners and local community.
We are now at a point where we have had to make a decision on whether to hold the race on the original date. At this moment we can’t be sure that the event can be staged safely or even at all, from a staffing, volunteer, medical team or runner perspective. We cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient numbers of volunteers or medical personnel to cover the race. The safety and wellbeing of both the runners and volunteers is our upmost priority and we have taken the difficult but necessary steps to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 infection by not holding a mass gathering of over 1000 people at our race.
This decision has been made by the volunteer committee from City of Salisbury A & R C and we hope that you agree that this is the correct decision. Whilst the race won’t be happening on the 29th March, we are working hard in order to potentially secure a new date for the race to take place in 2020. By the end of this week we will inform all those taking part on whether we have managed to select a new date or if the race will not be run in 2020.
Please remember that the event is run solely by volunteers and we understand that there will be uncertainty at this time. We hope to update everyone by the end of the week once we know if we can set a new date for the 2020 race and when that will be.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.