Race for Wildlife 2020 Postponed
Hello to all of our Race for Wildlife runners, supporters and partners.
As you are all no doubt aware, following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, the government have enforced measures to slow the spread of the disease. Along with government advice, Welsh Athletics has suspended all races until at least 1st June which means the race can no longer go ahead on Sunday 10th May.
We are obviously very disappointed as we always look forward to putting on a great fundraising event and seeing the people we have become familiar with over the years. We also know that you would have been training hard for this and it is an opportunity missed. However, the measures are in place for our safety and to save lives and that is the most important thing.
Hopefully you are still enjoying going for a run as part of your exercise and don’t forget that wildlife can help with our wellbeing, so keep an eye open for the signs of spring. Birds singing, butterflies and bees feeding on new blossoms, even if this is from behind your windows.
There is uncertainty of the overall impact of the virus and it is difficult to predict the time frame for a return back to relative normality. Therefore the Race for Wildlife will be postponed until it is possible to reschedule it. We don’t know when that will be but we will be putting on a race as soon as we possibly can. We also have to take into account the race venue, our sponsors, athletics licence, stall holders, weather conditions and other factors as well as the Coronavirus implications. Bearing in mind that if the “lockdown” is continued, Welsh Athletics may extend the suspension period anyway.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our partners who are supporting us through this difficult time. Eastman, Undy AFC, Welsh Athletics, Chepstow Harriers, Rogue Runs and Gwent Wildlife Trust volunteers.
With this in mind, and considering that Gwent Wildlife Trust has already incurred costs preparing for this year’s race, we have prepared some options for participants that have already paid:
- You can request a refund of your entry fee
- Keep your deferred place for when the race is held (this could be up to May 2021 or later)
- Donate this year’s entry fee and re-enter when we reschedule. This will help us to continue our work and organise future races.
Due to likely price increases and design changes, Gwent Wildlife Trust will refund all T-shirt payments automatically, unless you tell us otherwise.
Please complete the form below with your preferred option. If you do not respond by Sunday 10th May 2020 we will assume that you would like to defer your place.
Thank you for your continued support.
Race for Wildlife
The Race for Wildlife is Gwent Wildlife Trust's annual day of running races that take place in the heart of the picturesque Gwent Levels.
Open to people of all ages and abilities, with a flat and fully accessible route, this is an ideal race for beginners, avid distance athletes, or for those who just fancy helping raise some money for charity.
We welcome all to take part!
10k road race
1k around the football field (prizes ages 14 and under)
100m dash (for children)
Every year we thank people for contributing vital funds to Gwent Wildlife Trust by taking part in the Race for Wildlife and always encourage participants to do a little bit extra by fundraising too.
Please note: This event is aimed at raising vital funds for Gwent Wildlife Trust. As an extra incentive, if you raise more than £50 we will refund your entry fee.
Previous years' 10k results
Map of the 10k race route. Map of 10k is also included in your registration pack.