Thank you all for bearing with us at this difficult time for everybody and, as promised, we have a further update on your Mid Sussex Marathon and Half Marathon entry.
We have been doing our best to keep people informed using email and social media. If you have not seen any of our posts about the decision to postpone races, you can find background information on our website here and the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend website.
At this stage we would also like to thank the running community who, despite having to deal with this terrible situation in their own lives, have been overwhelmingly supportive of us. We have received so many messages of support and so, from the bottom of our hearts a huge and sincere thank you. We do look forward to celebrating together the return of normal services.
Just to reiterate our earlier statements, we recognise your commitment in paying your entry fee for the race this weekend and do hope that you consider our proposal to deal with the postponement of the event is fair.
First of all, we are looking to stage the event later in the year and as soon as we are able to confirm those dates we’ll be back in touch.
With a significant number of other events also rescheduling to later in the year a rearranged date may not be convenient for you. Therefore, if you cannot attend the rescheduled date we will offer a free deferral to next year’s Mid Sussex Marathon and Half event.
What to do now
You do not have to make your choice now. We still need to confirm the rearranged event date and 2021 race dates and we’ll hopefully let you have those within the next month (we also need to recognise that venues and landowners are also going through a tough time and will no doubt have workload issues). Once you have those dates you can make a decision then.
Hopefully this provides you with an appropriate update at this time. Our team is currently having to send this and similar messages for over 50 events – and there could be more added to that list as time goes on. Our own staff are currently self-isolating and working from home and so whilst we will get around to answering each and every message, it may just take a little time for us to do so.
We promise to keep you all updated.
Thank you once again for your patience and stay safe.
The Nice Work Team