BREAKING: This September's re-arranged Great Welsh Full & Half Marathon will not take place in 2020 and move to next year in April 2021.
Haven already been postponed on the original date earlier this year in mid-April, Front Runner Events have continually been monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The re-arranged race was scheduled to be held on Sunday 27th September 2020 with Race HQ at a new venue of Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli over a brand-new course.
Race Director, David Martin-Jewell said:
“Following the ongoing advice from Welsh Government and other relevant authorities across the UK, we are devastated that we have had to move this event to 2021.
"2020 has proven to be an extremely challenging year, not just us at Front Runner Events but the events industry as a whole. We held out high hopes that we would be able to hold this event in September, however, it has become increasingly evident that social distancing, specific safety requirements amongst other measures, we have no other options other than to move the event to April 2021.
"This has been an extremely difficult decision here for all of us at Front Runner Events, we love preparing and delivering our events as well as welcoming old and new runners and friends to west Wales to celebrate a day that culminates in crossing the finish line after months of training and anticipation. We were also looking forward to launching our new route for you all to explore. However, the health and safety of our runners, spectators, volunteers, contractors, event staff and the wider population has to remain to be our highest priority.”
The Great Welsh Full & Half Marathon will now be held in April 2021.