Like everyone, we have been monitoring the news and government guidelines regarding the unprecedented situation we are currently facing in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Over the last few days, we have been working closely with our partners (alongside our governing body, UK Athletics) and it is with a heavy heart that the decision has been taken to postpone the Lincoln City Half Marathon, until Sunday 19 September 2021.
Whilst we appreciate this news may not be unexpected, we understand that it is extremely disappointing. However, we all have to do what is right to safeguard our participants, supporters and staff in these challenging times.
While we hope events may be back up and running in September the size and scale of the Lincoln City Half Marathon means we need to have measures in place, impacting the overall race experience we want to deliver for you.
We want to do the best that we can for our runners, whilst continuing to support our event charity partners at Lincoln City Foundation and all of the local businesses that rely on our events like this taking place. Ensuring that we return with the event in 2021 and build on it for many years to come.
Curly’s Athletes is a small family run business and you are so important to us. We have a high percentage of runners that come back to our races year after year and have stayed with us right from the beginning. We are doing our utmost to go above and beyond what other organisations can offer.
These are the options that we have available to all of our runners:
Automatically, we will be transferring all current entries for the Lincoln City Half Marathon 2020 event to the 2021 event. NB: These are automatic transfers and there is nothing that you need to do.
For those who are transferring to September 2021, we will also automatically arrange for any merchandise to be transferred.
Anybody who is unable to take part on the new date, will be able to transfer to any of our other races up to 14 days before the new event date in 2021. You can see a current list of those here (we will also be adding new events for 2021 and 2022)
You can transfer your place to someone else up to 14 days before the new event date in 2021 through the normal entry system. After this date, you can transfer onto a friend/colleague/fellow runner through our new late mate system. This means that up to 48 hours before an event, you can submit details of the new runner and they will be able to take your place. This service is coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled NB: If you make any arrangement for selling your ticket, then this is entirely your responsibility and not something we can arrange.
If you would rather apply for a refund, our normal T&C’s apply (based on the new date of the event in 2021). This means you have 11 months where you will still be able to obtain a full refund on your entry ticket:
Up to 90 days before, 100% refund
Up to 60 days before event, 75% refund
Up to 28 days, 50% refund
Less than 28 days no refund is possible (but don’t worry you still have great transfer options.
Click here to find out how to:
We are really sorry that we have to take this action, and we know that you will be just as disappointed as us, but we appreciate your support and understanding during this extraordinarily difficult time.
As always, should you have any specific queries or questions, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
Best wishes and take care
The Lincoln City Half Marathon Team