POOLE FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 2020 – CANCELLED.
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform everyone that earlier today we took the decision to cancel this years Poole Festival of Running.
It became clear this week that the COVID-19 pandemic would continue to disrupt events well into June. We had put a plan in place to move the event to a date later in the year. The only weekend we could have rescheduled to would have placed Poole Festival of Running on the same weekend as another large local running event in the Purbecks.
This evening we thought that when we do come through this pandemic, small businesses in rural towns would need as much support as possible and that in the spirit of our awesome running community we could not move PFoR to clash with another local event but to cancel for 2020.
The plus side of this is that we can get started in putting together an even better Poole Festival of Running on the weekend of 5th & 6th June 2021.
We will be offering full refunds to all competitors but also offer the chance to defer into PFoR 2021. We will get instructions on refunds and deferrals out to you in the next 7 days. Please remember we are all volunteers and are working as hard as we can in very testing times for all to get this sorted out. Please bare with us, we will let you all know the process.
We thank all of you for your support of our event, we wish you all well over the next few months, stay safe and we will see you all in 2021.
The Poole Festival of Running Team