Huddersfield Marathon & Half Marathon
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 2020 Huddersfield Marathon and half marathon 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 hello@OrganicAdventure.co.uk 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!
Taking place again in 2020, the Huddersfield Marathon is no ordinary marathon, and is already on many "to-do" lists for the year! It is unique, bespoke, with the option of a half marathon - perfect for all runners! It's going to be a great way to get your Summer off to an exciting and fulfilling start. A premiership marathon for a #premiership town.
The route is certainly a bit different. With one lap for the Half Marathon runners and two for the Marathon, it's a hilly opening few miles (one or two big hills!) before a kinder run in to the finish. It's challenging, it's the toughest road marathon in the UK! And on the well marked course, with some fantastic Yorkshire views, you will be supported by a whole host of people, local running groups and charities.
Prizes for Marathon & Half Marathon:
First: Male and Female finishers
Second: Male and Female
Third: Male and Female
Fuel and drink station
YMCA, Laund Hill, Salandine Nook, New Hey Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 3XF
By car: The venue is easily accessible, just off Junction 23 of the M62. Use postcode HD3 3XF 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.
At the YMCA £3.00 per car. There is no local parking!
Start/finish and registration: YMCA, Laund Hill, Salandine Nook, New Hey Rd, Huddersfield
Start Time: 10:00 for both the full and half marathon
Cut off Times: Cut off time of 6.5 hours - if you feel this could be a little tight you may start an hour early giving you 7.5 hours
Race Pack: Race numbers etc, are to be collected on the day from registration.
Race numbers must be pinned/attached to your race t-shirt/top or race belt, and any medical conditions clearly written on the back of your number. You will need to show your race numbers for the duration of the race and at prize giving
Entry fee excludes finisher's medal & t shirt - these must be purchased before the event if wanted.
NO on the day entry
There is no mandatory kit, however if the weather forecast is bad (blizzards, heavy rain/winds etc) full body cover (long sleeve windproof top & bottoms) will be required. We will try and notify you by text & or email if we are expecting this but it is suggested you bring it just in case, you can always leave it in your car or with luggage storage, if you do not need it. You will need warm/suitable clothes for prior to and after the event.
Due to Child Protection and Insurance restrictions, we do not currently allow any under 18-year olds to enter our events. But keep in touch or drop us an email as this might be changing.
Final race results will be published within two days after the race ends, on the event website under the 'Results' page. On the day results will be available from the Race Results centre, which will be somewhere near the Finish Line.
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