2021 Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend Update
The following information has been emailed to all 2021 Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend participants this evening.
We have been working so hard with our partners, including Milton Keynes Council to stage the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend on 1-3 May 2021, however unfortunately, due to late Government clarification on the COVID-19 roadmap, including the recent and unexpected ban on spectator attendance, we have agreed with the council that it is best to postpone the event for a short period.
We have secured an alternative race weekend with the Stadium MK, of 25, 26 & 27 June. Exact individual event dates and times will be confirmed by 14 April once we have had time to consider how the new weekend should be structured.
Stuart Proffitt, Milton Keynes Council Director for Environment and Property said “we have been working hard with the MK Marathon Team to ensure our long-standing marathon is as successful and inclusive as ever. We will continue to work with the MK Marathon Team to ensure a successful rescheduled event during the last weekend of June and we are confident that we will receive statutory approval to proceed with these dates.”
Rest assured that everyone who had a confirmed entry in the 2021 Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend on 1-3 May will automatically be transferred to run in the rescheduled event.
If you had joined our deferral list, your registration has not yet been cancelled and will therefore be moved to the new June date. Further instructions will be emailed to you should you still want to defer your June entry to the 2022 event, at no extra cost.
If you are unable to run in the rescheduled event, you will be able to defer your place to the 2022 event at no extra cost. Alternatively, you can transfer your entry to the virtual event at no extra cost.
If you have a charity place but can’t take part on the rescheduled date, you must speak directly with the charity to discuss your options as the place belongs to them.
If you have a place from Rightmove, then you will be able to take part in June or defer your place to the 2022 event at no extra cost.
Virtual runners will also be able to change to the new June date, or remain in the May virtual event. Further instructions will be emailed to you.
Anyone who has entered in the last 14 days will be able to claim a refund under the distance selling regulations.
There is no action that you need to take now.
This has been a real shock this evening as we were expecting to be able to proceed and we were not expecting to be in this position.
We’ll be in touch with more details by 14 April, once we have agreed the new event schedule with our stakeholders.
The good news is that hotels will be open, and we will be in step 4 of the Covid-19 roadmap!
Thank you for your understanding and please look after yourself over the coming weeks.
MK Marathon Team