Date:  19/09/2021

Time:  09:00

Location:  Musselburgh

Address:  Musseburgh East Lothian
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Over the past 4 months we have been working closely with, and drawing on the vast array of knowledge and resources available from, the UK and Scottish Governments, World Athletics, local authorities teams and medical teams to research, plan and work to adapt our delivery models. This was to ensure that, if government restrictions allowed, we were able to deliver a safe event for our Participants, Event Team, Partners and Suppliers. It is with deep regret however, we are sharing with you today that we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. We think that it’s important that you understand how and why we have come to make this decision.

 

As you know, it is outside of our control to say when events will be permitted to go ahead, and sadly there is insufficient information currently available to allow us to estimate when this will be. The nature of the event demands a considerable amount of preparation, not only from our team and our delivery partners, but from the participants. Their preparation for an event will involve training, sometimes meaning they are dedicating many hours away from their friends and family, which for many is understandably unpalatable or impossible with the demands of home working, childcare and schooling at this time. For others it requires the booking of accommodation or travel and we feel that it is unfair to ask for your and their continuing preparation if we cannot make a firm assurance that we will definitely be able to go ahead with the event on the planned date. 

We, as a team, are devastated to be sharing this announcement with you. We know you will be equally disappointed and we are acutely aware of the impact that the loss of events is having on our affiliate charities.  We will continue to do everything we can to support them.

Current participants have a range of options available to them within their My Details account when they log in. If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 20th September 2020.Please note that if you take no action by this date, we will automatically defer your entry to the 2021 event for you.

We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the event, and look forward to being back delivering world-class events again for you, and our affiliate charities, in 2021.

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Sunday 20th September 2020 is a new date for your diary! The Scottish Half Marathon & 10K takes place just outside Edinburgh along the East Lothian coastline, and is a fantastic addition to the UK’s running calendar. Starting conveniently just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse. 

Whether you've never run before, or you're preparing for your 100th event, you can't afford to miss out on what is going to be the 'must-do' running event this year. It's fresh and it's exciting - give it a go and set your next challenge today!

 

Scottish Half Marathon

Starting 11am at Meadowmill Sports Centre, by Tranent, EH33 1LZ

Open to age 17 and over

The route is seriously flat & rapid, if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently at 11am just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland's oldest racecourse.

Half Marathon is a road race over a measured distance of 13.1 miles. Please note that there is a strict maximum cut off time of 3 hours 15.

For full details please visit: https://www.scottishhalfmarathon.com/

 

Scottish 10k

Starting 9am at Musselburgh Racecourse,  EH21 7RG  

Open to age 15 and over

The route starts and finishes just outside Edinburgh at Musselburgh Racecourse. The Scottish 10K route is seriously fast and flat, running along the magnificent Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland's oldest racecourse. Come and be a part of it!

The Scottish 10K is a road race over a measured distance of 10 kilometres. It is delivered under a permit from Scottish Athletics. The race will be run and refereed under the rules of Scottish Athletics.

 For full details please visit: https://www.scottish10k.com/

Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee to you as SiMBA are an affiliated charity but we have set minimum sponsorship level of £70 for this event to cover the cost of the event place charged to the charity.

We're here to support you

We think you are totally awesome for entering this event and we want to support you every step of the way. We'll be in regular contact via email, we'll help you to set up your Just Giving Page, we'll wish you luck before the event and share your story on our social media too. We can also email you a personalised sponsorship form, if needed.

Our T&Cs

It's really important for us to ensure that you are able to meet our minimum sponsorship targets for this event before you register. If you have any concerns about raising the requested amount please speak to us before you sign up.

In this challenging time events are constantly changing, for the most up to date information please refer to the organisers website

Contact:

Please email our fundraising team on fundraising@simbacharity.org.uk or call: 0131 353 0055 if you have any queries at all.