Fair Runners Policy

Please note that this doesn't apply to the Samphire 100 event, please see the event pages for the conditions for that event.

We're runners ourselves and we are not fans of the very harsh entry conditions of some events, basically no refunds, no transfers, no nothing and expect you to enter and pay your money a year in advance and that's it. Tough luck. We hate losing entry fees because we're injured or work, or family committments crop up that we cannot control and couldn't possibly have known about when we entered.

We also know that runners appreciate that race directors have big financial committments to their events, medals have to be ordered many months in advance and for small events like our own, they form a very large percentage of the entry fees which we're paying many months before the event. So whilst we can't offer a perfect solution to this, we can offer what we think is a fair policy.

By agreeing to take part in one of our events you agree

1) I declare I will be 18 years or over on the day of the event.
2) I am fully aware of the actual and potential risks in participation in this event.
3) I declare that I will not compete in the race unless I am medically fit on the day of the race and that, in any case, I will compete at my own risk.
4) To the extent permitted by law, I accept that the organisers and sponsors of the race, or any of their agents, will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise in consequence of my participation of the event.

For events with Reusable Medals

1) If the event is cancelled due to unforseen circumstances, snow, adverse weather or similar then we'll offer a free transfer to a re-arranged date or the following years event.
2) You can transfer your place(s) from one of our events to another future event of ours (as long as places are available) within 7 days of the event start date. If the event you wish to transfer to has a higher entry cost, we'll just ask you to pay the difference.
3) For multi-day events you can swap from one day to another, for example a Saturday to a Sunday, up until 7 days before the event start date.
4) You can transfer your place to another runner up until 7 days before the event start date.

Events with One Off Medals

1) If the event is cancelled due to unforseen circumstances, snow, adverse weather or similar then we'll offer a free transfer to a re-arranged date or the following years event.
2) You can transfer your place(s) from one of our events to another future event of ours (as long as places are available) within 30 days of the event start date. If the event you wish to transfer to has a higher entry cost, we'll just ask you to pay the difference.
3) For multi-day events you can swap from one day to another, for example a Saturday to a Sunday, up until 30 days before the event start date.
4) You can transfer your place to another runner up until 30 days before the event start date.

No refunds

In line with just about every other running event on the planet we operate a no refunds policy. We simply cannot afford otherwise, we commit to spending thousands of pounds on medals and minimum fees to venues and if everyone said, ah, refund please, we'd be hugely out of pocket in no time. Not to mention that we are unable to recover fees from Paypal either, so not only would be repaying entry fees we'd be paying a premium to do so.

We do allow the transfer of places though so if you wish to sell a place then feel free to do so, but note the time periods above, 7 days is the absolute limit before the event. It is acceptable to post messages on our Facebook Page or Facebook Group.

The minimum information we need is a runners name, email address and running club (if any) and also please note that we're not going to be involved in this process. We have copious amounts of administration to take care of and helping folk sell places isn't amongst those tasks! Seriously the last time we did that it involved 26 emails, yes, 26. So if you're selling a place the one and only bit of correspondence we'd like is one email with a can I transfer this place to x, y & z.

 

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