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The announcement of the latest national lockdown means that events from now until at least the middle of February are unable to go ahead.

Last updated 05/01/21.

Following last nights announcement of a new period of lockdown mass-participation events are, as expected, not allowed to go ahead during this lockdown period.

It is unclear how long this will be in place for but is expected until at least the middle of February 2021.

The good news is that you can train outdoors with one other person and Virtual Runs can still take place.

For information on a Race that you have already booked through please refer to your original Booking Confirmation Email for the Race Organiser’s contact email address. Please contact them direct via that email address. They are best placed to answer your queries.

When booking races in the future look for the "COVID-19 Plan" tag which will give you more information on what reassurances Race Organisers are offering in order to give you the confidence to book now - and race once it is permitted again. 

See the excerpt from RunBritain's statement below for more details.


Following the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January of a new national lockdown, our guidance for road and multi-terrain running reflects these enforced Covid-19 restrictions across England and Wales.

As a result of everyone being required to stay at home, except for specific purposes as outlined by the UK Government’s guidance, the impact on our sport includes the following with immediate effect and until further notice:

  • The suspension of all outdoor competitions including track and field, cross country, road, trail, fell and multi-terrain running.
  • The suspension of all face-to-face indoor and outdoor club / group activity.
  • The suspension of all indoor track and field competitions.
  • The suspension of any other face-to-face club / group training sessions, events, athlete camps, running groups or other social events as well as club committee or other meetings.


Virtual competitions like's very own Challenge Club: Run21 can still take place, or visit the Virtual Runs page for a full list. 

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