The Ultra London, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 20 June & Sunday 21 June has been cancelled.
ULTRA LONDON is London’s ultra-marathon. Launched in 2019, the event is open to both walkers and runners. ULTRA LONDON 2020 includes 5 distances: LONDON 27.5, LONDON 35, ULTRA LONDON 55, ULTRA LONDON 70, ULTRA LONDON 125.
The decision to cancel Ultra London has been taken following government advice on slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In addition, organisers have acknowledged the increased pressure on public service that the coronavirus outbreak is causing.
Organisers have confirmed that all entrants will be able to claim a refund and that they are in the process of contacting everyone who is signed up for the event by email with further information.
Paul Foster, Chief Executive at the Great Run Company, which organises the event said: “We understand this will be disappointing news to everyone who was planning on taking part, but the safety of participants and of all those associated with the staging of the events is always our number one priority.
“While the nature of these events mean that people are not necessarily participating as part of a crowd, we have to take into account all factors involved. This includes considering how people will travel to and from the event, safe distancing at support stations, the availability of suppliers and volunteers at the events and the impact on public services. It is with all this in mind that we have regretfully had to cancel.
“We want to thank all of our participants and partners for their continued support and understanding.”
To find out more about the events and services provided by Great Run and its partners visit www.greatrun.org.