It is with regret we are going to have to cancel the Lambert and Foster Paddock Wood HM planned for Sunday 6th September. We have reviewed the current government guidelines along with the UKA advice for holding road races and for numerous reasons we cannot safely hold the race. We take the safety of our runners, volunteers, helpers, club members and the residents of Paddock Wood very seriously and cannot justify 2000+ people running safely.
We as a committee feel that holding a race in April 2021 will not be viable either. So, we are planning to hold the 2021 Lambert and Foster Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday 5th September with a 9.30am race start. Everyone entered for the 2020 race will automatically be moved to the 2021 entry list and need to do nothing more. If you are unable to make the 5th September date next year, then please click on the following link and complete the deferral form by the 31st of August 2020. Your entry will then be moved to the 2022 race which will take place on Sunday the 3rd of April 2022. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds (as per T&Cs when entering).
As you can appreciate, all the money we raise goes to local charities, most of which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We as a race will try and support these charities, local organisations like the Guides and the local schools, who all be benefit from our race, in the coming months and thank them for their support.
Thanks again for your patience, continued support and we look forward to seeing you safely for our race on 5th September 2021.
Paddock Wood HM committee