GinAthlon - Yorkshire

The White Swan, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Organiser's Description

Good afternoon all,

We have been through every possible scenario that we can think of over the past few days for the next few months of events with regards to the situation presented to us by the COVID-19/ Coronavirus.

We are very sad to announce today that:

The GinAthlon is to be postponed, at present we can not offer a new date as this event is run from an education establishment they too could not give us an idea just yet.

Any entries will be carried forward to the new dates as soon as we have them for 2020, if you have already entered you don’t need to do anything further. If when we announce the new date you cannot make it, or would prefer not to run the event on the new date, you are able to cancel your entry then for a 60% refund.

Like many other race organisations, we have tried to wait as long as possible in the hope that the situation would not develop as far as it has. At this present time yours and our safety during the above events is paramount, from a staffing, volunteer, medical team or runner perspective.

- [ ] We require a minimum number volunteers at each event, we can not guarantee this.
- [ ] We face the possibility of staff shortages due to infection and or self isolation, we are aware that many would have to drop in the last hours.
- [ ] Whilst the government has not stated that we have to postpone, for your and our safety this is the best option
- [ ] At this moment technically we could put on some of these events, but we can not guarantee that we will be able to at the time
- [ ] We are able to at this moment to source medical support for the events but again as these provisions become more strained, our events become a low priority and potentially they will be able to provide zero medical cover.
- [ ] We want to provide all our participants the best financial outcome we can, whilst still having the ability to continue events in the future.

Like other events organisers we are feeling quite frankly devastated at this moment in time, and have not taken any of these decisions lightly, we are more than aware of the potential issues and damage that this may cause for us and our events but we hope that you will rally around and support, not just us but all other events out there.

We would like to treat everyone the same way, we hopefully have a clear policy in place now that we can all work with.

If you have any questions please contact us via either message here or email to the email etc is rather busy at the moment but we will get back to each and every email we receive, just give us time!

A 5k mixed terrain (roads tracks and trails) run/walk with feed stations every 1.5k (ish!), stocked with optional Gin & Tonic! Here you will have the opportunity to sample an ice cold G&T!

Run, walk or crawl your way around this gin-themed event. Gin stops on route, one at the finish line, and a bar. An early evening start time, nice little run/walk/crawl, then retire to the bar for the rest of the evening! From The White Swan 744 New Hey Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

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The White Swan, 744 New Hey Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 3YQ

By car: The venue is easily accessible, just off Junction 23 of the M62. Use postcode HD1 HD3 3YQ for your Satnav.

By train: The nearest railway station is Huddersfield. TransPennine Express provides services to Manchester and Liverpool in the North West, and Newcastle and Middlesbrough in the North East, and also to York, Scarborough and Hull via Leeds. It is also served by local Northern trains which between them provide services to Leeds, Wakefield Westgate, Manchester Victoria, Sheffield, Brighouse, Halifax and Bradford Interchange.

Parking is available at the venue.

Times: Registration 5:00pm - 6:40pm

Start: 7:00pm, Canicross 6:50pm

Presentations: 8:25 at the podium next to the start

Baggage Store: Next to registration, open from; 6:00 - 9:00pm unmanned after 9:00pm (collect a luggage tag at registration)

Gin is optional - there is a none alcoholic option available.

If you join our incredible support team at this year's Gineathlon, we will give you free entry to next year's event. email for more info.

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