The organisers of Coventry Festival of Running have made the decision to reschedule April’s event.
Following discussions with authorities, it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the 2020 event is being rescheduled to a date later in the year. We want to bring the very best atmosphere and event to runners and spectators and current circumstances would prevent this.
As you may be aware, the government has advised event organisers to be mindful how their events could be a burden on public services. As a true community event this is not what we want. The situation is also changing rapidly and we’d rather avoid prolonged uncertainty and give you all as much time as possible to reschedule your training and travel plans.
All the team at head office were so excited about delivering a fantastic event for you all. The rescheduling is unprecedented but the wellbeing of all runners, spectators and crew is our priority. We understand that this will be disappointing news for you, as it is for us.
We understand that this poses questions regarding what happens next, if you have already entered we will automatically move your entry to our new date. We aim to have a new date confirmed in the next few weeks and will communicate this out to all entrants as soon as it is set. We are making alternative arrangements for you but will need a little time. Entrants will receive all the information needed in a detailed note on Thursday 26th March.
This is new territory for us and many event organisers, but we do have a plan in place.
Thanks again for your understanding and patience. We are truly saddened that we cannot welcome you to our fantastic event on the 5th April and we look forward to seeing you soon for an amazing event later in the year.
Team FoR Coventry