The Arden 9 2020 – Cancelled

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We are deeply sorry to have to break the news that we have today taken the difficult decision to cancel The Arden 9 2020. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic we can’t offer a race that would be safe enough for our participants, spectators or partners Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club. We hoped to avoid the worst, but it is now clear our race is likely to be at the epidemic peak.

With partner races in the WRRL cancelling too we sadly felt this decision had to be taken in the best interests of everyone’s wellbeing and health. Unfortunately we couldn’t find an appropriate date for a rescheduled event in 2020.

If you have already entered we will be emailing you in the next couple of days. However the Knowle & Dorridge RC committee want to do right by you.

We will offer you either:

A free roll-over entry to the 2021 race
Free runner substitution if you can’t make the 2021 race for any reason
or a Full Refund

Please wait for the email in the next couple of days where we’ll direct you to the relevant email addresses to register what you would prefer.

We are heartbroken not to be able to bring you The Arden 9 in 2020 but we will be back. We will make the next edition even more runner-centric, enjoyable and fun filled than ever before.

Mostly though we’d like to conclude with two things…

Firstly, we want to say please shop at your local independent running store if you can over the next few months. Use their websites, support their expertise and show kindness to their staff, who tend to be runners that care deeply about the sport.

Secondly, stay safe. You make the Arden 9 so special every year. We want to welcome every single one of you back next time and we want you to be fit and healthy. Stay away from un-necessary social contact, show kindness to each other and offer support where you can.

Please take care of yourselves and one another over the difficult months that are heading our way.

With, sincerest sorrow, love and best wishes from everyone at
Knowle & Dorridge RC and Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club.