It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the postponement of this Sunday’s Alderley Edge bypass 10K.
This morning, the Director for Public Health for Cheshire East wrote to advise that the event should not go ahead.
We know you will be very disappointed and we agree that the late timing is unfortunate. Up until this morning we had not been given any indication that we would be cancelled, as each council area makes independent decisions.
Despite government guidance remaining unchanged on participation sports proceeding, local councils are taking a safety first approach and appear to be moving to cancel all similar events in the North West region.
Further Government restrictions announced on Tuesday and the increase in cases regionally has sadly lead to our local authority having to make fast decisions, joining other councils locally in requesting a race cancellation.
The feedback we received was that although COVID rates are currently lower in Cheshire East, rates are particularly high in Greater Manchester and other nearby regions giving concerns that this event presents a risk to local residents and participants.
Whilst this will be a huge disappointment, we want to offer you lots of options to keep you running!
Please check your inbox for an email giving you lots of options including still getting your hands on our unique medal and moving to a choice of several 2021 Run North West 10Ks.
One thing we can promise is that will be back enjoying running together and Run North West will once again be ready to welcome you just as soon as we can gain the relevant approvals.
Our next scheduled event the Wilmslow Festive 10K is still on – 29th November. We closed entries to this race last week as we reached what we believed would be the maximum number permitted under the guidance. We will be working closely with the authorities to gain more clarity and permissions and will email participants as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support and understanding,
Run Safe 🌈🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♂️!
Andrew, Sam, Sarah, the RNW Team.
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